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post #1 of 2 Old 05-25-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Removing rust spots

My tub has developed some small rust spots over the years-there's a nasty one under the passenger side door panel and one under the license plate bracket, and some small ones on the fenders from rock chips and the like.

I'm planning to repaint my TJ in the near future, so how should I go about cleaning up those patches beforehand? Is my best bet just to grind them down to bare metal and paint them over with some rust-proof primer, or is there a better method?

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-25-2011, 06:04 PM
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If the rust has not gone all the way through the metal you can grind it of or sand blast it. A wire wheel will work also as long as you can remove ALL of the rust with it. Once its bare metal use an etching primer over the clean metal.
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