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#21 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:43 PM
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CR, I used naval Jelly to remove the rust.

I had to go over the rust spots again today after i left them for a week to check for any rust I missed. There were a few spots that were coming back so it was a good thing that I didn't seal everything with bondo then paint. I am taking my time to make sure that I kill all of the rust in that area.
Tomorrow I think I have more quality time with the car and hopefully put some Bondo, sand it down, prime and then paint and blend.
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POR-15 is outstanding for this sort of thing. I've used it on the bed of my 1957 Ranchero - it grabs the adjacent metal, dries rock hard and flat, and is completely impervious to further water damage.
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CR, I used naval Jelly to remove the rust.

I had to go over the rust spots again today after i left them for a week to check for any rust I missed. There were a few spots that were coming back so it was a good thing that I didn't seal everything with bondo then paint. I am taking my time to make sure that I kill all of the rust in that area.
Tomorrow I think I have more quality time with the car and hopefully put some Bondo, sand it down, prime and then paint and blend.
Thank you. I've got some superficial surface rust showing up in the roof that I really need to tackle. It started in the metal and came up and it has now caused the clear to explode. I gotta a lot of sanding to do and rust removal to do.

Question: After I kill all the rust, do I just spray some primer and paint and clear or do I need to apply some product to the bare metal before the primer?
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There is this spray on black paint that I found at PepBoys that turns rust into a paintable surface. I used that on the inside of the trunk and the batter tray and it did what it advertised.
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It's moving along very well.
Bondo applied!
I sanded it down, applied again.

I then wet sanded and then applied some spot putty and let it dry overnight.
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Update!
It's moving along. I just finished applying the second coat of primer after filling in any hairline stuff. I will be sanding the primer shortly after it's dry.
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Done!
It looks good for an amateur. Hopefully no more rust bubbles in that area.
Now I have another problem: after I reconnected the battery, the radio wants a code. I check my owner manual pouch and there is no such code anywhere
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Take your title to the local dealer for the code
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Don't know if this will apply or if you have this radio.
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Do some googling.

When this happened to me, I found a site or two that could figure out the code based on the SN of the radio.

Yes, it means that you have to yank the radio, but pretty easy with the tools or a credit card to cut up.

And you might even find that a previous kind soul wrote the code number on the unit itself.
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