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09-29-2004, 10:36 AM
Im trying to fix my 1989 Ford Pickup. The floors cooked. I lifted the mat and found I had a escape Hatch. Unfortunately at 250 Lbs I couldnt quite fit. I was wondering what type of paint could actually be used in this application to halt rust after I finish welding in new metal.Thanx Madman
09-29-2004, 10:53 AM
Based on a recommendation that I first saw here, I've used products from this company to coat the inside of outboard motor tanks. Good results so far.
They have several different coating products, include some aimed at floor pans and other rusty panels.
I've heard of other similar product lines, but this is tho only one I can name.
I saw the underhood results of a product from some company in Memphis, TN. that looked very impressive. But I can't recall the name. Was an exhaust manifold that looked like it had been chromed right over the pitting. According to owner, the finish was several years old, and looked like it would be there forever.
09-29-2004, 11:27 AM
Or you could go to walmart and get their cheap rhino-lining substitute.
09-29-2004, 11:42 AM
"Extend" is used by a lot of body shops for situations like this. Extend is a Loctite Product.
[This message has been edited by Ted Coffey (edited 09-29-2004).]
09-29-2004, 06:32 PM
A buddy of mine shot Linex inside and out on his,he went 12" up the side inside the cab.When its finished its just like a rubber floor mat,only tougher and won't tear.
Redevil and a few others have DIY kits now you can roll on or shoot with an undercoating gun.Stuff also works good on lawnmower decks.
09-29-2004, 11:28 PM
Hi ya Madman, I have used a product called "Rustroy" that converts the iron oxide to magnetite (a stable oxide) with great success. It is a rust arrester and primer. Also any quality vinyl etch primer such as "Resene", "P10", or "PA10". you must remove all oxide and muck first, then overcoat with "Hammerite" paint or other industrial quality paint system. Further to this, I never use rubber mats in any of my vehicles as it aids and promotes corrosion through `sweating`, run the interior heater regularly at floor level to assist in keeping that region dry. After welding, clean thoroughly paying particular attention to the weld region (oxidation site ) I hope this helps.
09-30-2004, 10:48 AM
Hey, I use "Must-for-rust". It converts rust. JRouche
Also, check out his FAQ page, good info.