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Old 06-15-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Superficial underbody rust

For some reason or another my Jeep has quite a bit of superficial rust on some of the lift/suspension parts. In a car I wouldn't care because you can't see it. However, since you can see this just by casually glancing at it, it kind of bothers me.

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What can I do about this short of replacing/pulling and painting the parts?

Can you remove some of the stuff with steel wool or something? Should I coat it with some sort of preventent? I browsed some older threads but couldn't find any clear answers.

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Easiest is to use a wire wheel and a dremel tool or die grinder. Then just hit it with some rustoleum satin black. Look like new again it you clean it well enough!

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Old 06-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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Easiest is to use a wire wheel and a dremel tool or die grinder. Then just hit it with some rustoleum satin black. Look like new again it you clean it well enough!
Wouldn't I have to remove the parts to paint them though? I can't imagine I could just go to town with a can of rustoleum down there...
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Any other insight?
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FOund this, echoing what the other poster told me:
Autoblog Project Garage: Underbody rust mitigation — Autoblog
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Wouldn't I have to remove the parts to paint them though? I can't imagine I could just go to town with a can of rustoleum down there...
If you take your time to cover everything that would get the majority of your overspray you'd probably be alright
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Thanks CubbieBlue, that link is excellent and I'll probably be hitting that up sometime next week to fix some of my rust.
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Wouldn't I have to remove the parts to paint them though? I can't imagine I could just go to town with a can of rustoleum down there...
i wouldnt just start going to town. use newspaper to tape off what you dont want sprayed. the prep work is the most important part otherwise you're just wasting your time and money.

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