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Old 06-12-2013, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1951 Frame Rust Removal

Took the bed off my 1951 Truck and there is alot of rust on the frame and ive been using a 4 1/2" angle grinder with wire wheel to remove alot of it. Besides blasting - is there any way to remove the rust in hard to reach frame areas ?....A friend suggested renting a power washer which would do about 3500psi and that should work but thought I would ask if there was another way ..........Thanks Dan
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The auto body paint shops should carry a chemical rust stripper.
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bead blast or build a new frame would be your best bet, but money doesn't always allow that---I know there's some chemicals out there that kill rust when applied, but I don't recall their names, so you'd have to do a search. Other wise elbow grease, washing, sanding as you are--bottom line how much can you spend to get where you want or how much time are you willing to put in?? What is the intended use of the truck when completed?...chris
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You can rent a pressure washer with a sandblaster attachment(wet). Works good when I used it.
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You can rent a pressure washer with a sandblaster attachment(wet). Works good when I used it.
More info on this please.
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check out POR-15 rust inhibitor, It has a few color options also you can wet sand and buffing compound and it looks like powder coat. you will have to use your grinder if you miss a weld.
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Don't waste time cleaning the entire frame. Clean up a nasty spot first. If it's real bad,might wanna look for another frame if you think it's too much trouble to repair it.
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You can rent a pressure washer with a sandblaster attachment(wet). Works good when I used it.
Yes more info please.
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Naval jelly works good and is available from hardware stores. Por15 is good, but it does have its drawbacks. Did my scout axles with em and it didn't hold up very well. You can see what it looks like after 13 years mostly in the shop or my garage.


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The one we rent at work looks similar to this setup (Pressure washer sand blaster attachment)

Simpson Wet Abrasive Sandblaster Kit for Gas Pressure Washers-SAN0002 at The Home Depot
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The one we rent at work looks similar to this setup (Pressure washer sand blaster attachment)

Simpson Wet Abrasive Sandblaster Kit for Gas Pressure Washers-SAN0002 at The Home Depot
Does that require a compressor as well as the pressure washer?
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Just a pressure washer, The water flowing through the nozzle creates a vacuum that picks up the sand from the bucket/bag. I liked it because it kept the metal from heating up and that kept the body from warping.

Here is a video I saw, that turned me on to the idea..

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Thanks for all the replys - ill try some of the ideas - the frame is not so bad I need a new one - its just a pain to get to the hard to reach places with the angle grinder - We are fixing it up as a fun project and to play around with .............thanks ill post when I get it done.....Dan
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I have used reverse electrolysis for stripping rust from small parts.
It uses Washing Soda in the water, a DC battery charger, and scrap steel to sacrifice metal back to your rusty part... reverses the rust process back into steel. Works great with a 50A start setting on a car battery charger.
On a bigger scale than anything I tried, I also saw where some guys de-rusted an entire trailer frame that way. They used a DC stick welder for power, and built a shallow plastic sheet pool around their frame.
Rust removal by electrolysis on a trailer frame
That is letting the tools do the work. I hope that helps you out.
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55 Willys pick up frame - $900 (Inyo kern, CA)

came across this looking for a mock up sbc. might save some time and $$$

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