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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 07:51 AM
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Rust & repair question

I changed my axle snubbers month-two ago. It was already winter time, so (stupidly enough) I left them unpainted. Oh yeah, they're welded on to the frame (since I broke all the bolts - yes, ALL of them [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] ).
Now I see there's some rust on the welds (obviously, with water, moist, sal on the streets etc.)
How bad could it be so far? I mean, I didn't go offroad since, only street driving. They got their share of water and salt, but only what wheels picked up.
How do I cure it? I mean, before painting it, I should remove rust, no? With sandpaper, or with something else? How deep? Or do I just hammer them off, clean'em & weld 'em up again (I'd hate to do that)?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 08:34 AM
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Re: Rust & repair question

over here we have products in auto parts stores called "rust converters" they are liquid, from a fw differetn manuafacturers.

usually, you wire brush teh loose rust off, then paint with the "rust converter" and the one that ive used (Permatex brand) worked really well.

turned all the rust black and stopped it, then you can paint over it.

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