View Full Version : surface rust on the floor pan


12-26-2005, 07:01 AM
So, I got a new seat for my hearse- and decided to put in new carpet too. when I peeled off the exsisting there was a lot of surface rust. No holes but some deep surface rust. is there something I can do about this besides grinding it all off? I've tried "rust converter " on other parts of the car- but I didn't like it. What about "osyfo" will that kill the rust? I just want to het rid of the rust,and put a quick coat of dp 90 mixed as a sealer, and lay my new carpet.

greg 79 F150
12-26-2005, 07:36 AM
Yep, clean it of all dirt, then use a drill with a wirewheel on it , a scraper, and safety glasses and get it clean of all loose rust. Then clean it good again before applying any rust treatment ( lacquer thinner works good as a cleaner, leaves no oily residue, but is strong smelling and need gloves for protection) ....

I am a Picklex 20 fan myself on rust conversion. Len sells P20 on here. "Ospos" works o.k. too. The dp epoxy 90 is good idea too, but I would spray some finish paint on it, out of aeresol can if necessary, just to give it a little more protection from water from melting snow from the feet and wear abrasion . jmo

12-26-2005, 09:31 AM
After removing as much as possible, cleaning and application of Picklex 20 the perfect coating for that area of the vehicle is Zero Rust. We would apply a coat of ZR, allow it to dry for about an hour then apply another coat, allow it to dry again then apply a third coat. The application of several coats on floor panels will give you good abrasion protection as well as good rust protection.

On the inside of the car we would brush on the ZR in order to avoid the overspray as well as no isos in the paint.

Rust Treatments Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=RCAC)