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VEHICLE RUST? Answered

I have a 1980 Qld ambulance - which has a lot of rust in the floor - walls and roof of the cabin - I was wondering if anyone had any tips for taking the rust out apart from using oxy and jam cans.

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blkhawk
blkhawk

8 years ago

Remove all the rust. Use sheet metal and rivets to cover any holes. Apply Bondo® and, sand it when hardens. Prime and paint to finish. You can coat the bottom with roofing tar. You have some work ahead of you!

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KNOBPOLISHER
KNOBPOLISHER

Answer 8 years ago

Thank you for your comments

Cheers

PS I have now attached a photo

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blkhawk
blkhawk

Answer 8 years ago

It does not look like the rust "ate" through the metal so, try sanding the rust to the bare metal. There are power drill attachments that will help you speed up the sanding process. Apply a primer and paint. Use spray paint that matches the color of the rest of the car. You will see a difference in gloss between the new paint and the rest of the ambulance. Remember that the old paint had faded withstanding weather for so many years. Don't be surprise if you end up painting the whole thing.

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KNOBPOLISHER
KNOBPOLISHER

Answer 8 years ago

Thank you for your comments

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mole1
mole1

8 years ago

Very cool! It's going to be so awesome when you're done!
In case you haven't run into it before, for little rust problems, there is a product called Rust Reformer or Rust Converter that goes on as a milky liquid and turns black when it meets rust. It stops rust from continuing and bonds with it to create a protective coat on the metal. It's a chemical reaction. Great stuff.