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Old Sep 10th, 19, 03:04 PM
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Ive searched the net to no avail. My nova has some stage 1 surface rust (hopefully that's all) inside 2 panels that a hand cant get to, such as the underside of the roof skin (where that insulation stuff is) and the underside of the trunk skin. The only way I can think to remove it is media blasting but im hoping theres a trick or secret you guys use and I just don't know it this is my first restore and ive already learned a few tricks I wouldn't have thought of.
Really don't want to have to pay someone the $600 to come out and media blast in my shop, hope no panel gets warped, then spend hours and hours cleaning up. Im building this car with absolutely zero possibility of selling, its my dream car, so I want to do it all the right way so it lasts forever.
any advice or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
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Old Sep 10th, 19, 08:51 PM
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Get all the loose stuff out(if any) and use a Rust Converter, that will stop it from going any farther.
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Old Sep 11th, 19, 12:15 PM
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Get all the loose stuff out(if any) and use a Rust Converter, that will stop it from going any farther.
Didn't think about that, I can just spray it in and leave it? never used any before
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Old Sep 11th, 19, 02:23 PM
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Didn't think about that, I can just spray it in and leave it? never used any before

It uses three different spray on solutions to stop the rust remove as many flakes as possible then encapsulate the rest. But it is fast and it works. In the old days they would blow the car apart and acid dip it, clean it then primer everything to start over. Of course if you left the body in the acid too long the sheet metal got thinner (and a whole bunch lighter), which many thought was ideal for racing).

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Old Sep 11th, 19, 02:39 PM
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This is one of the best ones out there.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CRETZW...shinystar01-20
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Old Sep 11th, 19, 02:50 PM
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Thank you guys a lot! I thought I was stuck with rolling the dice on a blast job hoping nothing gets warped, not to mention the hassle of loading the now stripped car up in a trailer etc etc. this sounds much better, and thanks for the link! I will order some right this minute

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Old Sep 11th, 19, 03:07 PM
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question about that product, it seems like you can leave it as is but saw people saying you must paint right away over top or rust will come through, though that doesn't sound right. would I need to have paint ready for when this stuff cures or will it be just fine? (car will never leave insulated shop this way.) still got quite a long ways to go before cars ready for paint.
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Old Sep 11th, 19, 04:37 PM
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Don't know if it's a must or not, everyone that I know used it in areas that would normally be painted, might want to research it though, I know there are some that don't need to be painted, but this one does say primer???.
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Old Sep 11th, 19, 04:52 PM
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ok yeah ill look into it. thanks again guys
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