Truck Frame rust

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SECTLANDSCAPING, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. SECTLANDSCAPING

    SECTLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering what works for frame rust. I see all kind of sprays but that seems like a touch up and more preventive.

    Would the best way to remove rust be a wire brush, belt sander, or sandblast?

    I would think any kind of metal grinder would take more then rust off and could cause problems.
     
  2. Restrorob

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  3. rander

    rander LawnSite Member
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    Restrorob is correct. POR-15 is about the best you can get to stop rusting. I put it on the battery holder on an old Ford tractor and an 85 F150., In the 4 years after that I never saw a spot of rust where it had been applied. You have to follow the directions closely to get good results but, I think, it's worth it
     
  4. SECTLANDSCAPING

    SECTLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    I heard about por but I thought I still had to prep the frame.
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Application instructions; http://www.por15.com/Data Sheets/POR15ApplicationInfo.pdf

    If you have loose/flaking rust clean with a scraper/putty knife, It adheres to a rougher surface better than a smooth surface. Yes, It's a bit expensive but is not considered a patch job and last many years......
     
  6. Richard Martin

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  7. SECTLANDSCAPING

    SECTLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    Its not expensive when considering the amount of labor that it would take to fix it with tools.
     

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