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Old 09-26-2014, 11:16 AM
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Importance of treating hood and trunk braces

14 years ago I painted a 55 Chevy hardtop The entire car was primed with Mastercoat Permanent rust sealer,DuPont fill and sand,And Centari.I never really finished painting the car, I put some color on it to see where I was at but I drove for 14 years. I noticed a small bubble at the bottom seam of the trunk.This is usually the first place that paint jobs go bad. I had treated the seam when I first painted the car. Upon closer examination the bubble was about an inch above the seam, I never bothered to spray up inside the braces. When we cut it out. I was surprised on how much rust was in there. I guess I was in a hurry. Were my treatment ended. The rust began. There is also a bubble under the brace on the hood.So now remove the trunk and hood. This is how I treat them. Turn them both upside down and flood them with a good phosphoric acid rust remover like ospho, rust mort or my favorite master coat.After the rust is been treated somewhat dissolved I'll let it dry out and then spray the mastercoat sealer with a want sprayer. Hopefully this will go another 14 years.For you nonbelievers you can use your epoxy primer too or Corroseal, Anything is better than nothing
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I used a Wurth cavity wax gun that I have on some 356 rocker cavities. Ended up cutting the rockers and pan out at later date. I was very disappointed at the lack of coverage that I actually got form the spray. The idea is similar to the one shown in the Eastwood add you posted. All I can figure is that once inside the thing is probably resting on its side and not really spraying in all directions. Plus since you can't really see what you are spraying hard to know what when and how much. But probably better than nothing. But as mentioned above, having to weld around that crap is a [email protected]$&tch.
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The cavity wax wont do anything if rust is already there it might even make things worse by trapping moisture, it works good on new rust free stuff though and prevents rust from starting. You cant just cover rust up.
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A Rust encapsulater works very well, for sure the Eastwood products do.
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A Rust encapsulater works very well, for sure the Eastwood products do.
Which Eastwood product are you specifically referring to? What is your experience with it and how did it perform?
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