dealing with rust

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 20:39
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hi everyone. i recently purchased an old swb pajero. it is in surprisingly good shape, both inside and out. the only issue seems to be a smallish rust spot. the spot, about the size of a tennis ball, is in on the inside botom edge of the body. Only visible when I open the back door.

It doesn't seems like a problem now but I would like to fix it up so that it doesn't become one later on.

I would love some advise on how I could do it. I have never done this sort of hting before but would like to learn.

Thanks very much for your help
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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:14

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:14
4wd Novice.
Congratulations on geting such a fine vehicle you will enjoy it. The rust can easily be controlled by sanding the area and then treating it with a rust convertor, the instructions will be on the contianer of rust convertor, available from any good piant shop. Eric.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:25

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:25
Take it to panel beater get it sorted out properly first time, thats if you intend keeping the car!

Cut and weld steel in place.... Not just bog and paint....
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:51

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 22:51
truckster bet me to it .
panel beater,shouldnt be to expensive just explain you just want it repaired and left in under coat other wise they go all the way with painting.
then when you get it home go to your local repco/burson and buy a can of coloured paint and go over the repairs as you said you cant see it .looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:10

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:10
Having lived on the water front at Kurnell for 33 yrs, and seeing cars fall apart around everyone, I understand rust and how critical it is to have sorted out FAST!

LOL
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Follow Up By: Peter L - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:45

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:45
Truckster, was that "near" Kurnell or the other one (far)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:25

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:25
LOL, yea copped that all the time, but one of the boys in our brigade got carried away and changed the name on our 81 unit! An old Thornycroft.

http://truckster.offroad.au.com/pics/crapola/ bleep .jpg
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:23

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 22:23
Dear Mr 4WDNovice,
Which state of Australia are you in?Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: IAMGQ - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 13:30

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 13:30
Does it do any help if just spray fish oil on that spot to prevent further rusting ?
In theory, I think it may help cos it block the rust from air which is essential for rusting.
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