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Thread: removing rust
12-11-2012, 12:17 AM #1
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
thanks2000 Chevrolet Silverado
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12-11-2012, 10:11 AM #2
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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."It went together didn't it? Well then there has to be a way to take it apart!" - Me.
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12-11-2012, 04:25 PM #3
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.
12-11-2012, 05:46 PM #4
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You Tube has tons of video's on what to get Por 15 is good read about it.
12-11-2012, 08:44 PM #5
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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.2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..
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12-12-2012, 08:13 PM #6
basically the front frame horns, front body mounts, as far back as the crossmember, the sway bar, etc.
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12-29-2012, 01:41 PM #7
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.
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
01-28-2013, 09:57 PM #8
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01-29-2013, 03:34 PM #9
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
01-29-2013, 03:38 PM #10
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).Objects in mirror are losing
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