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Old February 4th, 2005, 11:01 PM
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Jeffrey Racenstein
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Hey Guys

I have a '94 Defender that has rust underneath the truck. Is there a good way to remove the rust. I live in FL so am not worried about further decay but would like to clean up the surface rust. A guy at a detail shop quoted me $650 to undercoat the truck does that sound right. Thnks in advance


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Old February 4th, 2005, 11:22 PM
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Hans Haase
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Where is the rust located?

Frame? bulkhead? skidplates?


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Old February 4th, 2005, 11:22 PM
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Mike Johnstone
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I wouldn't undercoat it, then it could rust away without you knowing it. I lost a IIa 88 frame because of that.

Probably the best thing would be to paint it with an anti rust paint like POR-15. Or even better, strip the truck down and galvanize the frame. Problem solved.
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Old February 5th, 2005, 09:52 AM
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Michael-P. Richter
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I don't know, if it's available in the US, but I'd use "Fertan" (or sth. similar) to remove the rust. Just spray it onto the rusted areas, wait one-2 days. It "eats" the rust. Then clean everything.
Then paint it with hammerite or something like that..and...finally..:

MIKE SANDER'S conservation.

Unbelievable....The best you can get. No more rust..never...

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Old February 5th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Arthur Maravelis
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Undercoating? Rust treatment?
What the heck are they?
I've never seen these issues pop up here before.
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