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Old 06-15-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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How to get rust off the under carriage of the Jeep?

So I just bought my first Jeep! It's a project car but I'm really excited to get it up and running. Didn't run because the leaf springs were broke on the front.

After changing those, I saw a ton of rust on the bottom of the Jeep and on the bumpers. Looking for ideas on how to get rid of the rust?

Pictures are attached. Jeep needs a lot of work but I'm excited to start
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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The old fashioned way like I had my son do. Lay under it with a wire brush and a grinder with a wire wheel. Once the heavy rust was gone then I had him back under with a brush and black tractor enamel from Tractor Supply, it's cheaper than Rustoleum.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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JK, brilliant... I should have gottem my 3 boys under my renegade with the tools :-( Jay JK is right. you'll be spending a lot of time on your back, knees etc grinding and wire wheeling away. The only thing i did different was i sprayed ospho on mine once i got the heavy scale and debris off. Then i primed it and painted it.
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that's pretty much the only way, i'd suggest checking frame, get the heavy rust off and do double coat of oil based heavy duty pain. I used rustolem, got the big can for 30$ in home depot, 4 months, no signs of wear or rust development.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:06 PM   #5
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Sweet guys, thanks for your help. Going to start on it today. This Jeep is definitely a project car and needs a lot of work, but I am excited to start on it
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