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i got all the body work done and painted by a professional (not me) and i noticed that on the inside of the passenger quarter it was getting surface rust on the welds. should i spray some sort of undercoating stuff on it or maybe rub some oil on it (which is what i did). Or should i douse it in gasoline, light a match and watch it burn!!! just kidding!
 

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I'd clean off all the oil. Prime with Rustoleum "Rusty Metal Primer", then after 24 hours, topcoat it with Rustoleum paint - color is your choice. Then I'd give it a light coat of DUPONT body undercoat. I know AutZone sells 2 DUPONT choices. I get the more expensive one - works great!
 
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hi doug2stanger here
i am not a good body man but getting better. i have come to
appreciate that rust forms real eazy on unpainted parts.
welds are bad for that that is sure. if you can see where rust
is forning that is a real plus. its what you cant see that is the
problem. quarter panels, doors. and fenders rust bad because
of all the water that gets splashed around. i like to use my air compressor
to blow off, or dry all problem areas, if i wash my car i try not to get any
unnecessary water in the door . yes i drive my stang about twice a week
but they will go to crap fast. to me i enjoy pampering the thing. although
the wife and kids get pampered first.
later.

douglas rhine of nebraska
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I know in your case in dosen't really apply.... But, one mistake alot of us make is, we go through all this work. Bodywork , paint (patching) etc. then we don't "replace" wheather seals! Its a pain... but if you do the job right you shouldn't have to be afraid to wash you car etc.... Thats a lot of the reason we find so much rust.... the wheather seals wore out years ago and nobody replaced them leaving an open door (so ta speak) to all the eliments. Check all your window seals and drain holes regularly and you shouldn't have to many future problems...

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Rather than using Rustolium, I would suggest POR paint. It is suppose to be the best for rust repair. To find out where to get POR, you can use the Search function - it's been discussed a number of times.


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por15.com is their url. I just ordered from them and it should be here this week.

My car is a Winter Blue 1969 convertible with black standard interior. It has an original (untouched) 302 2V C4 with ~53,000 miles on it.

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Before you paint, make sure you degrease.
Especially if you rubbed oil on iit. Alcohol is good. as is lacquer thinner. any oil deposit left on the metal will make the paint not adhere.

1968 Coupe, 6cyl Std, Bench Seat. Driven through 10 years of College.
 
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