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jptg



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Rusty parts Reply with quote

So, I took out my air pump, alternator, and p/s pump, I saw some rust built in the engine bay on were the battery was placed(caused by corrosion from battery leaks). It is not that bad and its not like its eating up the metal. Should sanding that rusty area down would work?? Also what should I do if some areas outside the engine block have little spots of rust? Should I replace it or is there any other method that I can use to remove the rust? Any helpful tips would be a great help...Thanks JP
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Blake
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Rusty parts Reply with quote

jptg wrote:
So, I took out my air pump, alternator, and p/s pump, I saw some rust built in the engine bay on were the battery was placed(caused by corrosion from battery leaks). It is not that bad and its not like its eating up the metal. Should sanding that rusty area down would work?? Also what should I do if some areas outside the engine block have little spots of rust? Should I replace it or is there any other method that I can use to remove the rust? Any helpful tips would be a great help...Thanks JP


I would suggest you dump a bit of baking soda on the rust spots under the battery to nutralize the acid. After you rince it off, be sure to coat it with something, like paint.

Surface rust on the body should be dealt with ASAP, or it may quickly become cancerous. Scrape, sand, fill, sand, prime and paint. Even if you can't afford to do it "right", at least get the loose material off and spray on some rust encapsulating paint, if at all possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks blake. JP
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