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Old 10-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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My new addiction...killing rust!

So I picked up a needle scaler a week or two ago at Harbor Freight...can't believe the results for a $20 tool! I started off with the brake drums in the rear. Went at each one for around 10 minutes, then sprayed with a few coats of high-temp rustoleum and they looked like brand new! I moved onto the piece of metal that covers the gas tank...again, 20 minutes and a few coats of paint later looked like brand new!...somehow I think the whole underside of my car will be needle scaled and painted within the next week or so...

Just wanted to post on here to make sure that there aren't any problems I'm overlooking! Don't worry, I wont be painting any exhaust or anything else that gets hot. I know the surfaces I'm painting on are plenty clean and smooth after the needle scaler...so anyone have any big objections to spraying the car to get rid of rust for a while? Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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when you get finished I have one to help feed your addiction

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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If I don't go blind from getting dirt and rust in my eyes or crazy from inhaling spraypaint while I'm doing mine, I might just take you up on that!
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Before paint I would use a rust inhibitor
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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Before paint I would use a rust inhibitor
You're right, forgot to mention that I was using some of that as a primer and then covering it with some black rustoleum
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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That is a hot tip never heard of that tool aand it sounds like it maakes quick work of something everyone does to their YJ. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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Sure does! For those who don't know, a needle scaler is basically a tool that runs off of compressed air (at least all the ones I've used), and it has a bunch of little metal rods that pulse back and forth at a few thousand beats per minute...it really is an excellent tool for getting almost any crud you can imagine off of metal. Leaves you with a nice, smooth clean surface thats perfect for painting on with minimal effort.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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LOOKING GOOD...years back scalers like yours were common in metal fabrication shops to clean the slag off welds..mig welding with gas has taken over so that step is not needed anymore...
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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Heres what I did in 45 minutes or so today, did the whole gas tank cover, bumper and anything else that can be cleaned and painted in the rear.
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