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



The smart-aleck answer is " Any way you can"! In fact in some spots
the way you paint it is, after cracking off as much of the loose epoxy
as you can, you dip a rag in some paint and then poke it into the
space you want to paint! 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the advice.  How do you get loose epoxy off the inside 
> surfaces which are touch to reach? In some areas I can get my finger 
> in to feel the lifting epoxy layer, but it looks like there's no way 
> to get in there to scrape or paint.  Do I need to worry about these 
> inside areas, provided I correct the outside surfaces, and never run 
> the car in rain or snow anyway?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Paul
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > >
> >
>




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