What's the best way to treat this tub rust? I just noticed how bad it has somehow become when I pulled my heavy rubber molded mats up and found the moisture. I steel brushed some and my next move was grinding and then bedlining, is there a better way to go about this? What's involved in using Por15?
Wire brush the crap out of it and use rustoleum or the better, POR15. That takes a lot of prep and work. But it is your tub and specifically your floor pan.
here is their link to quick directions if you wanna take a look. http://www.por15.com/Data%20Sheets/n...directions.pdf
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Grass, I lied about the wheels.
Its a serious product. And really the best way to go. Stuff is tuff as hell and will last forever and take all kinds of abuse if applied properly. Guys use it on roll bars bush bars, and boat racks and years later they still look great.
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Of all the hardware stores I called I couldn't grab any por15 today so is went with another brand because this is urgent so we'll see how it works and if I need something stronger I'll order some online
I hit both sides with a wire brush wire wheel and POR 15. I used the degreaser and the etch ore product. Pain in the ass.
Frankly, hitting it with rustoleum primer and topper is probably nearly as good for less cost and effort. Mine took 12 years to get rusty, I bet it will last another 12 with rustoleum though probably last forever with POR.
Had me and the previous owner used good rubber mats, the rust would never have been there in the first place.
I started doing some under body and frame grinding today to clean up some rust you can see from a standing view, but I dont think I'm going to do too much because I live in Buffalo and things like my axles, drive shaft and exhaust show no sign of ever being not covered in rust. We'll see, little steps at a time.
I've tended to use an anti rust inhibitor called rust bullet. I use it on my ancient 79 Cherokee and have had great results with it. It takes a couple of coats (and yes you have to grind down or scrape off the rust flakes first) but overall I've been very happy with the results. It smells like no other though, so you'll have to have a well ventilated garage or apply it in the open air otherwise you might end up reenacting a Cheech and Chong film...
I've really enjoyed the results I've gotten from it....
I just started doing the same and my plan is to coat just the front of the tub with rust-oleum and then the rattle can truck bed liner. I was going to do the entire tub but there is no rust any where and the only slight rust I found was the drain holes under the rubber stoppers in the front...nothing like what you have here.
I have to give you guys props for doing the entire tub...it is a lot of work, not hard but tedious. Chasing rust is a never ending battle and my jeep, for being a 97, is in real good shape so I am going to stop chasing it.
As far as body rust I really have very little, a few specs on the tailgate and on my windshield/door hinges that I'm working on treating because compared to most Jeeps I see around mine is in really nice shape for being an 03 so I'm trying to catch everything I can. Rust chasing is like you said never ending.