[DML] Re: What to do with flaked epoxy in concealed areas of frame?
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[DML] Re: What to do with flaked epoxy in concealed areas of frame?

Some ways to protect those difficult to access areas include:

Soaking a rag in some paint and then stuffing it in to the area and
poking it around with a wire or a stick

Getting a spray can of undercoating (the kind with a piece of hose
attached to the nozzle) and shooting blindly

Cutting a large hole, doing your repair, and fixing the hole.

None of these procedures are easy, clean, or foolproof. Take your pick
or invent a new one! BTW many times you really cannot see how bad it
really is. Once you get started it becomes painfully obvious it is not
just some surface rust! If it IS just surface rust I would not get too
worried over it.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
> I spent most of today chipping and scraping off loose epoxy from my 
> frame, and a good sized area of soft bubbled epoxy from an old brake 
> fluid leake by the previous owner about 4 years ago.  I have prepped 
> the exposed rust with the POR-15 kit, and ready to apply the POR-15 
> tomorrow to the rusty areas, then will touch up with the Krylon.  I 
> have a concern for areas where I got a finger or tool inside and 
> flaked off huge pieces of epoxy, especially in the rear area of the 
> frame in the two concealed box-like areas.  The pieces just sit 
> loose now in those areas, with no way to get them out.  What do I do 
> to protect those areas now?  I do not have a means to spray POR-15 
> and am concerned about breathing in vapors as well.  Would it be 
> beneficial to either squirt the Krylon into top and bottom openings, 
> hoping it covers exposed metal surfaces, or perhaps a 
> moisture/corrosion resistant oil to hopefully coat the metal?  What 
> have others done in these areas?
> By the way, I do not drive the car in rain or snow, and only nice 
> days in the spring summer and fall, and it remains garaged at all 
> other times.  I live in central MA. So perhaps I do not need to 
> worry too much about a little concealed rust??
> Thanks,
> Paul
> VIN 10944


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