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Old 12-22-2002, 10:16 PM
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Barely any rust growth!

Only two more months of winter, and this December has been one of the coldest in a long time. Lots of salt and sand used, and you know what? Rust growth was little to none! All the spots I patched are holding true, although one has blistered a bit. That will be another project for spring. This car has exceeded my expectations. Now if the kid can just make his turns a bit tighter...he always thinks he's gonna hit the curb. I'd rather have him hit the curb than drivers in the other lane...he comes too close for my comfort.
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Old 12-23-2002, 07:31 PM
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Just wait a while and the rust will be worse that it was before. It will rust much faster in warm weather so watch out next summer.

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Old 01-04-2003, 07:29 PM
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Really

Thats a bummer....hopefully my fiberglass and rust mort will keep it under control. Ill report this spring and tell you whats going on.
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Old 01-05-2003, 03:03 PM
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try brushing on some oil, sounds bizarre, but has worked for me in the spring wipe off..................people think im nuts ,but in the spring when they have rusting tanks ,my car looks good.......art in canada........................
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Old 01-05-2003, 03:42 PM
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WD-40 also works good...
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Old 01-05-2003, 06:06 PM
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try brushing on some oil, sounds bizarre, but has worked for me in the spring wipe off..................people think im nuts ,but in the spring when they have rusting tanks ,my car looks good.......art in canada........................
This is what my mechanic does...
I might have to do it to my car..
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Old 01-05-2003, 07:50 PM
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A buddy of mine used to use an undercoating spray gun to spray his used motor oil all over underneath his old F350. Kept the rust at bay. Just don't let the EPA catch you doing this!! RT
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Old 01-05-2003, 09:44 PM
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Use ATF oil it's easier on the rubber parts, and whats a couple bucks for clean oil.
You can also buy a protective oil used on steel when it's left in storage.
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:56 PM
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The British use something called WaxOyl...also wonder about POR...any experiences?

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Old 01-06-2003, 02:59 PM
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Waxoyl is an excellent product, just need a good spray gun.
Iam putting por 15 on all exposed steel restoring my 49 Studebaker. I have used Por 15 on snow plows with good sucess
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