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post #1 of 10 Old 01-17-2020, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Rusting at seams

Hey eveyone,

Looking at the picture below how concerned should I be with the rusting around the seams? I've wired brushed a few of the places and it doesn't seem to be eating away too deep. Should I clean it and hit it with por15? Or is it normal and should I leave it be?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-17-2020, 01:05 PM
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I do not see a picture

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Should be up now
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-17-2020, 02:20 PM
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I would wire brush it and paint it like you said. But those aren't really the spots that rust the first. I would be more concerned with what is going on in the more typical spots.

Really it looks great. That's "rust free" where I come from.

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It's not bad for this area either... New England. The typical spots are fairly good except for just in-front of the driver rear control arm. That will be fixed in the spring. The current spots in the picture seemed weird to me.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-17-2020, 09:43 PM
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My Jeep was similar I did a bunch of cleaning and Por-15

2 years late and it still looks pretty good.. It is a lot of prep work however so it depends if you are trying to get another 30 years or another 10? I'd be tempted to just hit it with some rust spray paint.

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I don't plan on selling it so hopefully closer to 30.

Did you paint the whole underside or just the rusted areas?
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-23-2020, 05:11 PM
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Would wire wheeling, hitting it with some ospho, spraying some quality primer and then coating it with some fluid film be adequate?
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I don't plan on selling it so hopefully closer to 30.

Did you paint the whole underside or just the rusted areas?
I did the completely whole underside of the jeep and frame... I'm not sure I would suggest it because it takes an incredibly long time to correctly prep. I pulled the axle, gas tank, transmission skid...

I am happy I did it but it took a lot of hours. Luckily I wasn't working that summer so I had a bunch of free time and the Jeep looks better than new.

That was two and a half years ago and holding up well.

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