So since i (or rather my shop) is redoing the suspension and taking everything off.
I thought now would be a good time to slow down the rust.
I know the gold standard solution is to take off the frame and sand it and repaint it.
The outlay to do this gratly exceeds the value of the vehicle and so it is out of the question.
So I am looking at products like this:
The rubber undercoating choices are also out, since the shop does not want to do that in their workspace and besides they have some significant drawbacks of their own.
I am thinking of maybe Fluid Film .
I know it wont stop rust like the marketing says but slowing it down is perfectly plausible IMHO and entirely sufficient for my application
Anyone here have experience with products like this?
PS: The total number of V8 Pathys FS in the US at a given point can be counted on the fingers of one hand and have fingers left over.
Not all of them are 4x4..
Not all of them in w/o major dents or in a good color..
Pretty much narrows it down to one, or maximum two choices, in a given month and everything is a trade off.
If the part's small enough to throw in a tub: evaporust or hydrochloric. Be REALLY care ful with hydrochloric because it'll eat metal as well as rust, just not as fast. Buy Muriatic from a janitorial or construction supply company (or amazon) which is usually extra dilute with thickener so it slops and splashes less. I've seen people throw parts in muriatic for 24 hours, but that seems insane to me. For surface rust you should only need <1hr. Hydrochloric doesn't affect lots of plastics and is less effective at ceramics, so it's GENERALLY safe on those for short periods.
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