Dec 5th, 00, 11:19 AM
I purchased a 69 camaro that had a frame off restore a few years ago. I notice that there is some flash rust in the trunk. What is the best way to nip this in the bud? It is mostly overhead where the speakers mount. What should it be cleaned with and then painted with?
Dec 6th, 00, 08:19 AM
Gotta agree with the POR 15. This stuff is GOOOOOD. But ask yourself...why did the rust form? Are you getting moisture (excessive) in theh trunk? Is there a floor mat and is it wet under it? Was it just not done properly to begin with? I'd check for any leaks at the rear window and trunk weatherstripping, sealed joints, etc. Fix the problem or it will return
Dec 6th, 00, 08:25 AM
I've been an industrial painter for 15 years and have always used "Jasco Prep and Primer".
Looks like green water. The stuff is a rust converter. It chemically turns iron oxide into iron phosphate overnight. It also prepares the surface metal for paint or auto body filler for max. adhesion. I use a very small garden sprayer to apply in those hard to reach areas in the car. Highly recommened
Dec 6th, 00, 08:58 AM
Clarification. Por 15 is very good too for certain applications. I tend to use the Jasco on surfaces that wont soon be painted. Such as the insides of quarter panels and fenders where flash or surface rust appears. Also under carriage,nuts and bolts. You wouldnt want to use por 15 on those.
Dec 6th, 00, 04:35 PM
hey gldn slmbr,
Have you tried the the stuff called BLUE LIGHTNING for the auto swapmeet at the stadium. They sell metal prep, rust remover, and paint stripper. It's the best stuff to use. We've tried everything at the school and it works!!!!
As for the flash rust, Metal prep should remove it. Then use an etching primer and followed by a sealer coat.
Dec 7th, 00, 08:05 AM
Had the same problem in the same area. Water ran down from the old seal around the rear window trim. I used POR-15 with great results. In fact, I used POR-15 throughout the entire car, sub frame included. I even used a little on the garage floor where I made a mess. Boy, if I could afford it, the complete floor would be covered in that stuff.
Glenn at Classic
Dec 15th, 00, 01:38 AM
POR-15 is your best bet for permanently stopping the rust problem in your car. It is best to remove any paint in these areas and get the POR-15 directly on bare metal. Be careful not to use a rust converter first. Converters are good for temporary situations, but can cause adhession problems for POR-15 and other conventional paints.
I do have to agree with Codi. Do some checking to see why moisture is getting into this area. It's a great idea to stop the rust, but you need to stop the source too.
Glenn www.por15cr.com (http://www.por15cr.com)