Nuisance Rust removal & Prevention

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  1. TallCool1

    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    This is just a pain to deal with, because at this location you have to be sensitive to what you use to remove and then prevent.

    Started this thread with two ideas,

    1 Share pics where you see this happening.

    2 Share methods you use to remove and prevent (which can change depending on where you see rust.)

    Thanks for camping on to ensure our cars issues like this are addressed.

    (I'll update later on #2 re the pic attached.)

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    When I had the car on Jack stands,I touched up all the suspension parts, anything I could see,I touched up...
     
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    Same here, did it the day after I bought the car. Still looks minty fresh.
     
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    I was under the car the other day doing an oil change and I realized that the exhaust manifold (where it bolts into the engine) is getting some rust...anyone else notice this?..this looks like an impossible location to treat...
     
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    Sub'd....and pardon my ignorance but touched up with what product?
     
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    touch up the rust with a rust converter product. Remove the nut and powder coat it. Amzoil makes a rust preventative spray (wax based i believe) and spray every exposed nut/bolt you can get to.

    Someone on the forum I think in Canada posted something on a new type of undercoating. You may want to look into that for more than just a touch up here and there.
     
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    Check out the Product (POR 15) guys. You can paint right over the rust with it and it comes in Black,Silver,Grey or Clear. It's pricey but I used it personally on my 95 Impala SS and painted the entire frame directly over the rust and that was back in 95 and it still looks like the day I first painted it!!!
     
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    What is a good product to use?
     
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    I would not take that nut off, it is under load.
     
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    Markp Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Club Member

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    I hope your not in a salt belt state like is. A good couple weekends can be beneficial to your car getting cleaned. It will help prevent further corrosion and stop it. It takes a lot of elbow grease but your car and you win long term.
     
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    take the nut off...of course I would hope anyone doing work on their car would know enough to do it properly. Man put it together, man can take apart.
     
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    I just spray the rusty areas with Rust Converter, I don't even wire brush it unless it has obvious scaling. You can find it at most any hardware store in paint spray can section. You have to look carefully for it but it is there.
     
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    Me too....anything else is OCD.
     

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