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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2001, 06:44 AM
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Whats a good way to get rid of rust and keep it away?

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Sandblast it, use some zinc oxide or other similar primer and paint it.
And to keep it away, I'd suggest moving to the states of Arizona, New Mexico or Nevada [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] haha [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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Yep, pretty much anywhere out west where the wind blows enough to keep everything dry, and it warm 90% of the time. Living in the rust belt the most we do here is delay the inevitable for as long as possible!
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I've found that using an oiling can in the doors and rockers can really keep the rust away. I did it with my '87 Dodge Ram and my current '91 Silverado. When the rust started on the doors, I sanded it down to bare metal past the pits, and used rust primer, and painted, and squirted oil in the drain holes so the oil worked down into the inside of the door. The rust never came back!! It disolved the rust and prevented it from coming back. The same goes for the rockers. Take out the body plugs on the backside, and get that engine oil in there. It keeps water off the metal, and disolves the rust, just like in an engine. The best way in rust prone areas with the doors and rockers, is to "nail" it from the inside since that's where most of it starts from!!

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Yes. Catching the rust early is the best defense. Transmission fluid also works well. Thankfully new sheetmetal for S10s is becoming increasinly available and cheaper, so even the rustiest "beater" can be salvaged!
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I've decided to stop fighting a losing battle (I live north of chicago) and embrace my rust as a natural process. Let it run free!!!

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Think of the bright side... It's actually combusting... Very slowly, but still combustion... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]</font>

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Re: body rust.......

Something I do up here in Ohio that seems to Help is every year right before we get our first Snow I will wash my vehical real good (Every panel Twice) once the vehical is dry I wax it (Every panel Twice) Once that is Done I don't wash my Vehical again Till the following spring (exept maybe the windows ) after I am shure the snow is done falling and they are no longer salting the roads

Reason? the wax protect the paint from Dirt and the common everyday road dust acts as barrier to keep the salt from getting to the paint and eating it away

Seems odd huh let em explain something i've seen and done in the past me and a freind of mine did an experiment we both had the same vehical with the same amount of rust on them He washed his vehical when ever it got dirty dureing the winter And i did what I explained above guess what The rust on his was alot worse then it was before the winter started and mine was no better or worse then it was at the beginning of the winter

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