[DML] Re: Frame Rust - accessing areas from beneath.
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[DML] Re: Frame Rust - accessing areas from beneath.

This job does not require much skill but if you give it out it can
cost a lot of money. It is not difficult to do, just messy. Remove
whatever is soft, loose, cracked, or flaking. If it is just surface
rust and not deeply pitted you do not really need POR-15 but it
certainly can't hurt. Sand the edges of the paint so there is no bump.
After coating with POR-15 spary paint the area with Krylon Smoke grey.
It is a close match and you can get it in any Home Depot. The "hidden"
areas include where the gas tank is. To do a "proper" job you have to
remove the plate and the fuel tank. You do not have to remove the
body. If the metal is very corroded and thin or with holes you have to
cut out the bad metal and replace it with new. That requires a lot
more skill. If the rust is just cosmetic nothing will happen quickly
but if the frame is very corroded with a lot of holes and thin metal
it could be dangerous to drive.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
> I have the typical epoxy flaking on corners of frame and surface 
> rust formed.  I also have a more serious situation on the front end, 
> where epoxy softened and lifted in areas due to brake fluid leaking 
> for the previous owner. I'd like to get to this, but not sure how to 
> remove the loose epoxy in hidden areas.  If I do the best I can with 
> scrapers and screwdrivers, apply POR 15 and then paint, will it be 
> good enough that some deep areas will not get prepared properly? I 
> don't plan to lift or remove the car from the frame and want to do 
> what I can from underneath when on jack stands.  I live in MA, but 
> never take the car out in the rain or snow.  How critical is it that 
> I repair the rust immediately, since it's not exposed to rain or 
> snow?  Will general moisture in the air attack the rust that quickly?
> Also, if I ask Rob Grady to do this job, does he have better access 
> to the hidden areas, and is it very expensive for him to fix?
> Thanks,
> Paul 
> Vin 10944

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive