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Old 03-14-2019, 10:07 PM
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Wanting to clean up some very light frame rust. Evapo rust Gel or Metal Rescue?

I've been reading reviews on both of these products and each seem to have pros/cons. Some say the Evaporust is easy to use but didn't work so well. Others say the Metal Rescue works great but you have to wrap it in plastic. Obviously wrapping my frame and suspension with plastic wrap isn't realistic. What have you guys used and what were your experiences?
 
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Rust..... remove it.. and repaint..

if there was an easy way that WORKED.. the US Navy would be using it..

just saying.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:58 AM
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So are you saying to use Naval Jelly? I came across that this morning doing research and had forgotten all about that stuff. Seems even better than the other two I mentioned for what I am trying to do.
 
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So are you saying to use Naval Jelly? I came across that this morning doing research and had forgotten all about that stuff. Seems even better than the other two I mentioned for what I am trying to do.
I would put that one.. with the other 2 you asked about.. "Wishful Thinking"....


aka sand down the rust.. and repaint...

I have "LOST" several good cars.. do to rust an the promises of magic coatings....

Like Zebart... at the end of the day.. they give you your money back... after 2 repairs of rust...
but NOT the yearly maintenance costs.
 
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Navel Jelly works very well to remove rust, after applying it and wiping it off, you'll have to use something like acetone or acetate to clean the metal, then get it primed and painted quickly as it will start rusting again right away. If it's really very light rust, you could just use a wire brush on your grinder and get rid of it quickly then primer and paint it.
 
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If its not super thick, layered and loose, POR 15 has worked well for me and I am in salt/rust country.
 
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I've been reading reviews on both of these products and each seem to have pros/cons. Some say the Evaporust is easy to use but didn't work so well. Others say the Metal Rescue works great but you have to wrap it in plastic. Obviously wrapping my frame and suspension with plastic wrap isn't realistic. What have you guys used and what were your experiences?
No experience with those but I have been using a product called OSPHO on my f100 restorations for years with great results especially on frame and suspension parts where sandblasting is not always feasible. Basically you remove as much rust as possible (preferably with a angle grinder/wire wheel if you can) and then "scrub" the residual rust with Ospho and a scuff pad. It converts the left over rust to a blackish primer that can be sanded and epoxied or topcoated. Ospho is available at some hardware stores or online in gallon jugs. Usually about $25. You put it in a spray bottle and spray it on. The trick is scrubbing the rust thoroughly with a good scuff pad. If rust is bad enough multiple applications may be needed.
 
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This is what I'm dealing with. Most people wouldn't even complain but this has happened on my watch and I want to get it fixed.


 
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That's nothing, there's new trucks around here on dealer lots with surface rust like that. Pressure wash with a degreasing soap, dry thoroughly, paint with rustoleum rust converter, then top coat with an oil based paint. Or just use Por15 by itself for a more permanent solution. Without painting the inside of the frame, it's not going to stop it, just slow it down. Every frame I've seen rot started on the inside where dirt collected and holds moisture.

Regular washing of the under carriage and yearly oil spraying would be enough to stop that from ever getting worse.
 

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