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Old 03-23-2006, 07:58 AM
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yet another rust question

ive been searching but cant seem to find my answer, i have a couple small rust spots behind the rear whell opening on my 70 el camino ive made a patch panel and cut out the weak metal, my question is is there any way to get the rest of the rust off of the inside?...i have pretty good access now with the factory access opening panel (and the one i manufactured) but there was a good amount of crud that was pretty difficult to remove from the bottom where the quarter and the bed metal pinch together is there any way to scrape (?) i guess seems the best bet and then what can i treat it with?...lol, something i can just pour in and have all future rust fixed? or better yet, where's the stuff i can just pour in and have it remove any surface rust and crud and treat for future?...thx in advance for any help, i need to finish this today but i hate to think of welding half my access closed and then finding out there was something else i should have done, thx again

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Old 03-23-2006, 09:04 AM
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Just a Thought.

When I did my 74 firebird I cleaned off as much rust as I could especially doing the rear quarters. Then I sprayed it down with carb cleaner. Once it dried I applied a spray grease (not wd40) I think it was white grease. I applied about 4 coats letting each coat solidify each time. This was done 4 yrs ago and I have no rust problems where I applied it. I have done this on my regular vehicles too with great results. Just a quick way to slow or stop the rust process.
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nice use of the white lithium there bud, never have heard of using it to prevent rust but it would make sense, just a little messy i suppose
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Por-15 or one of the other spray can anti-rust sprays followed by a rubberized undercoating spray of some kind might work well, but I sometimes think "If I miss some rust, and it comes back will it be a royal pain to get that undercoat off?" How good is your access? Can you get your hand in there to sand some of this off - are you sure it is just surface rust and not on the verge of breaking through?
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thanks guys, i ended up sloshing some good ol' naval jelly in it then workin it with an old paint brush and rinsing it , of course that led to a better view, and of course, more poking around... lucky me!, i found more rust through the back side and front side of the rear inner wheel well, so after the naval jelly and working those patches it actually looks pretty good now, almost back to square one now ...thx again
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what about rust spots on a hood.it left little pits.do i need to sand those pits out & go back over it with a filler and sand again until smooth and shaped?
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