We’ve all had to deal with rust repair on a project before, but what about the rust that shows up when you start working on something with new metal? I’m talking about two months into your project and your new floor pans or patch panels or chassis rails are covered in a nice thin layer of rust. Or you’ve gotten 76% of your roll cage done and then had to move and before you know it the car has been sitting for 4 years and the roll cage is rust covered. Yeah, this sucks. But there are ways to remove all this rust, and then ways to keep it from coming back. Some are chemicals and some are tools and techniques. Watch this video from the Willomet crew and let us know what you think.
Bare steel is going to rust, but there are ways to protect it. I have kept my 1970 Dodge Charger largely in bare steel during the build, but have to do occasional surface maintenance to keep it from returning to the earth. Today, we’ll go through rust removal and rest prevention techniques to protect and preserve bare steel until it’s ready for paint using some basic techniques. We will cover abrasives, a slick Surface Conditioning Tool from Eastwood Co, and my personal favorite coating for this application, Seymour Tool-Crib Penetrating Oil. These rust removal and rust prevention methods will keep your classic car or project rust free for years.