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    hey guys,
    is there a better alternative to removing the rust off the front end of my truck (i.e. frame ), other than naval jelly and a tiny wire brush? just kinda hoping for a faster or easier alternative
    thanks
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Yeah. Sand blast it. How much rust are we talking about? If it is just surface rust, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I used a 3M Paint stripper to get rid of my rust, but it was on the surface above the wheel wells so I'm not sure about underneath and on the frame.
    The 3M Paint and rust stripper worked Phenominally for my use.
    Here's my thread I made on my body work.
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...453#post518453

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    You Tube has tons of video's on what to get Por 15 is good read about it.

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    Eastwoods has allot of great products for removing and encapsulating rust. I've used their fast etch, rust encapsulation spray and heavy duty rust proofing products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogvo View Post
    Yeah. Sand blast it. How much rust are we talking about? If it is just surface rust, I wouldn't worry about it.
    sand blasting is more money than i could afford. :/
    basically the front frame horns, front body mounts, as far back as the crossmember, the sway bar, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PondWarrior View Post
    I used a 3M Paint stripper to get rid of my rust, but it was on the surface above the wheel wells so I'm not sure about underneath and on the frame.
    The 3M Paint and rust stripper worked Phenominally for my use.
    Here's my thread I made on my body work.
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...453#post518453
    you say its a tool that attaches to your drill? would you know the name? sounds interesting

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    well I ended up purchasing a $60.00 craftsman sandblasting kit from sears and this little thing worked like a dream! i actually found out that it took more time to remove some of the spots with the rubberized undercoating still in tact on there than it did to actually take off the rust. heres a few pics.

    the frame horns were naval jellied then painted a couple weeks ago, all the paint i used was "rustoleum flat black protective enamel"
    though i didnt sandblast the frame horns because i plan on removing them for my bumper project.


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    this was a fun project on christmas day definitely worth it, although i wish i had more time off of work, so i could spend more time in san antonio doing this, since i do not have a compressor nor space to do this in an apartment complex parking lot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post
    well I ended up purchasing a $60.00 craftsman sandblasting kit from sears and this little thing worked like a dream! i actually found out that it took more time to remove some of the spots with the rubberized undercoating still in tact on there than it did to actually take off the rust. heres a few pics.

    the frame horns were naval jellied then painted a couple weeks ago, all the paint i used was "rustoleum flat black protective enamel"
    though i didnt sandblast the frame horns because i plan on removing them for my bumper project.


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    this was a fun project on christmas day definitely worth it, although i wish i had more time off of work, so i could spend more time in san antonio doing this, since i do not have a compressor nor space to do this in an apartment complex parking lot lol
    with what you are doig there i would recommmened looking at eastwoods rust incapsulator spray. it looks like theres only surfice rust there not big chunks so id just spray it right over the rust. the spray turns the rust into blackoxide which is just a fancy word for controled rust. i then went over it with eastwoods chassie black that has cermamic mixed in with the paint and its real tough stuff, you just need to let it cure out for a day before showing it to the elements. i have the same issue with my truck just surfice rust and it is working like a dream. i did my rear bumper brackets last year and i live in michigan and the salt has not done anything to it.

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    i have indeed looked at their products and do like them, but im just a perfectionist like that, id rather remove it than cover it up. plus sandblasting it all is fun

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    Eastwood's products work great and can even be used to treat bare metal. They sell everything you need for your entire chasis. Just recommending them as I used their products and they have great costomer service (which is getting harder to find).
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