Rust Patrol

30 Oct

POR-15 is amazing.  The floor pan and  the front firewall  look great.  I’ll post pictures after the pedal cluster comes back from being rebuilt by Eric Shea.  Lesson learned: do not use an expensive brush to apply POR-15.  Next time it will be the 3-for-a-dollar  Chinese made brush set from Dollar Tree.

Next I decided to attack the engine compartment.  I removed the rubber weather stripping, air deflectors, and the old battery tray.  Removing the tray was a lot easier than anticipated, thanks to a reciprocating saw and a very sharp chisel.  The “hell hole” wasn’t hellish, afterall.  In fact, it was surprisingly rust-free.  Here’s a couple of pictures:

I used a grinder, wire brush drill attachment, an assortment of  manual wire brushes, and the chisel to clean up the area.  Treated with the POR-15 prep regimen, misted the area with a garden hose, and blow dried with a shop vac.  Now it should be ready for painting, maybe in the next day or two as time permits.

My license plates are here.  Hmmmm, guess what it means?


One Response to “Rust Patrol”

  1. Bill February 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    You fell for it….CO2 is good. It is required for life. Carbon is what we are all made of, so it ain’t bad either. Smog has no CO2 in it, but smog is bad. Make an electric car if you like, but unless you are charging it with solar panels or a windmill on your house, you are powering it with COAL. Love me some coal! Love your coal powered car too.

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