Rust repair on TV

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  1. firepit

    firepit Well-Known Member

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    No camping trips planned till late September.
    The old TV is at my buddies for some rust repair
    that i couldn't take any longer.
     

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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what's the cost? I pointed out some rust on my dad's 2011 F-150 and the next thing I know he sold it. Of course he grew up in Connecticut and the salt and rust would eat cars up.
     
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    Fluid Film/Woolwax can prevent the need for rust repair.
     
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    I already had the rear bumper bought...new cab corners and rockers and paint and labor is costing me $2500...but he is a life long school buddy and my best man in our wedding.
    He has done a lot of work for me over the years and a bunch for family members.
    You cant avoid rust where i live.
    This is the only rust on a 16 yr old truck...typical for that body style.
     
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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    I dont get it?
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    I assume Fluid film/Woolwax something like Zeibart which you could get applied aftermarket to prevent rust.

    We can’t avoid rust here in Ohio either. My dad on the other hand should be avoiding it since he lives in Tennessee. They don’t salt the roads. I do think he bought the truck in New England so that explains the rust.
     
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    Fluid Film/Woolwax is a lanolin based treatment that prevents rust. Had your truck been treated with it, you likely wouldn't be doing any rust repairs. It is a DIY product. A gallon is about 4 bucks. A gallon will easily treat two vehicles.
     
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    I have to disagree...sorry but after 16 yrs rust will appear...you cant beat rust with hacks...some vehicles just rust in certain areas and you cant do a thing about but cut out the old and put in new and get a few more yrs out of it.
    Do.you have any snake oil i can borrow for this dang cough?.lol
     
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    Fluid Film is not a hack. It's been around decades. Perhaps you should look into it before dismissing it as snake oil.

    My daily truck is 27 years old and has seen plenty of road salt and brine. Its frame looks nothing like yours. The body panels are all solid, too.

    I still have a nice black frame and solid rockers.

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    So should i remove the bed every so often and start waxing?
    Or crawl under it and wax the bottom of the cab corners and rockers.
    It seems after 16 yrs they are the only thing rusting and are known to rust on this body style.
    But i like older trucks...can you show me a pic?
     

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    Treating a vehicle with FF is far from difficult You spray it on. You spray it inside the frame rails. If you have a vehicle prone rusting line in cab corners or bottom of the doors, you spray it inside those areas.

    My initial treatment took about an hour. Now before bad weather, I just spray the spots worn off from excessive water pressure like from tires, the pressure washer or auto car washes.
     
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    Ford chevy ram..toyota...i cant tell by the limited photo?
    How to you keep the frame coated without taking the bed off?
    Do u crawl.under and do what u can reach?
    I am.getting the frame done while its torn apart...but nothing last forever.
    How do you re apply it.
     
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    It's a 1994 Toyota.

    You spray the product on with a air sprayer. Their sprayer comes with flexible wands. You can run them down the holes in the frame and up into crevices and corners of the body.
     
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    Look.good...lets see the truck.
    You have my attention cause i baby mine.
    Its always cleaned and waxed and.maintained.
     

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    I will try anything...hes power washing the frame and treating it while its apart.
    Shes drivin every day year around.
    Is it sticky?...does it hang on everything and attract dust?
    I hunt and am on a bunch of gravel roads and fields with it as well
     
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    I researched it...i may try it.
    Its a undercoating.
    It wont go anywhere near my painted rockers and cab corners.
    My frame maybe...but mycab corners and rockers are painted panels....im not blowing under coating on those.
    Frame yes...painted panels no.
     
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    Yes, it is sticky. It holds dirt, but that doesnt prevent it from protecting. I drive a gravel road everyday.

    This is a pic of the frame rail under the cab. You can see where I just wiped the FF off with a finger tip. You can also so it inside the frame.

    There is a definite line where the FF has been washed off. That is from the automatic car wash. I recently got a monthly package and run through it several times a week. The side blaster jets have taken the FF off of the lower part of the frames side leaving an almost perfect line.
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    It is not an undercoating like the rubber or tar stuff. It does not dry. It doesn't not harm paint. Doesnt matter anyway. Your cab corners and rockers rotted from the inside out. Spraying FF on the outside wouldn't have protected them.
     
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    Theres a big blob I just rubbed on my paint.

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    It works, the jeepers sware by it.
     
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