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Old 09-12-2012, 12:07 PM
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Anyone use rust convertor?

http://www.amazon.com/VHT-SP229-Rust...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Has anyone tried this product? Im starting to get the dreaded door bottom rust and I want to adress it until I can get the door to a body shop.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:32 PM
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I've used rust converter from AutoZone (forget the brand), and it lasted a year. I hear the trick is to get down to bare metal, apply the converter, and then paint over it right away. I didn't paint over mine and it didn't last long. I'm afraid my doors will have to be replaced

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:14 AM
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for $12 Ill give it a try and report back. I noticed I have it on the inside metal where its rolled not a happy morning
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:44 AM
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rust converter - really?! Convert to What? Rust is the metal equivalent of cancer. It needs to be cut out. There is no magic "pill".


"hear the trick is to get down to bare metal" - exactly, remove corrosion, prime surface to prevent further electrochemical reaction.

Good luck with your repairs. I have the same. Cleaned most of it, primed then sprayed the crap out of it with LPS3
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:20 AM
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I've had some pretty decent results with RustOleums "Rust Reformer" on hubs and a few sections of under body.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:39 AM
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yes, rustolium is the best. Sand aria to bare metal and spray rustolium on there. But if it is rusted through, you need to cut it all out :o(((
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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How about POR-15? I've read good things about it and I also have the dreaded "bottom of door rust"
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:57 PM
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Eastwood.com carries a bunch of these items and has a question forum.
I think you have to also make sure all of the drain holes are open.
I haven't done mine yet. I plan to sand it, treat it, bondo it and paint it. Heck its 20 years old - it doesn't need new steel or door.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:51 PM
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How about POR-15? I've read good things about it and I also have the dreaded "bottom of door rust"

Doors are easier to replace than to try and stop the rust.
Just make sure you remove the doors by the hinge pin not the hinge.
Or you'll hate yourself for it.
Por-15 works well. I've used it on my car for some interesting cancer R&R
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:27 PM
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Update: I've had this on for about a month now. it dries to a matt black and blends pretty well with the black paint. I havent seen any further progression in the affected area(not that a month is that long). Not too bad for $10.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:56 PM
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Doors are easier to replace than to try and stop the rust.
Just make sure you remove the doors by the hinge pin not the hinge.
Or you'll hate yourself for it.
Por-15 works well. I've used it on my car for some interesting cancer R&R
The problem is that even after the replacement they start to rot due to how metal was pressed. I'm sure you looked at the raw metal when you worked on your car, the bottom part of the door for example has thin metal sheet folded in half making a crease that just traps moisture and rusts.

Over everything I used, if it's in a spray can it's a waste of money. Get Ospo (google that) and coat it with Por-15, nothing will come close.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:29 PM
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Do you mean Ospho?
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