I recently treated myself to a good old 1995 YJ. It is in good condition, got it serviced and checked, all is in order. Been fixing it up myself the last few days, fixing windows, locks, and cleaning up the car in general.
One of the problems left to tackle is...the rust. After it was serviced, I asked how bad the rust was, they told me it is still superficial but that treatment against the rust would be advised.
I know that in an ideal world I should tackle the problem with welding, filling etc...but as I am not a welder, or know one, I would have to pay a lot for this job but to be honest I love working on the Jeep, as I do on my motorbike. So as the rust is "superficial" I would like to do this myself. I was thinking to rub away the excess rust and paint off the chassis with a wire brush, sand the areas a little bit then apply a few coats of anti rust protective paint. That's the theory...
As this is a common problem for old Wranglers, I can imagine that a lot of you guys out there have their own way of dealing with rust. What tools would you recommend? what paint would you use?...if you could share the knowledge with a new owner
...it would be much appreciated!!