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Old 06-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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Question Should I be concerned about this much rust?

I was thinking about cleaning up the belly of my jeep like some others have, but when I got down on the ground to take a look I noticed quite a bit of rust

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Should I be concerned about this?
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:07 PM
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Thats a lot of rust IMO.

I would do something about it
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:24 PM
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

take some rustoleum black and spray it.
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Is it good to just paint over the rust? I was thinking about taking a wire brush to it (maybe I'll splurge and get an angle grinder and a wire wheel) and then paint it.
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Sounds like a lot of work for something that, in my opinion, will never cause much of a problem. You're going to have other major issues before anything rusts to the point of failure back there. Maybe clean it up a little, but I'd personally just make sure it was nice and dry and spray over it. 2 cents.
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Thats alot of rust
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:59 PM
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

I dropped the spare and got under there with a wire wheel, PITA! I was only able to get some of the rust off of the inner passenger side frame. I don't know if a grinder would work better, or it just might be over my head. I might get a quote from a local body shop and see what they say.


Here are some more pictures from before I started today
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hoqqklqes...2016.35.42.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ey5mxp0v31...2016.34.09.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnorblias4...2016.34.35.jpg
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

I go on the beach alot with the jeep. Because of all the salt it gets rust. All i do is spray the rust with black rustoleum and good as new.
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

That is a ton of rust! Much more than just surface rust, looks to be eatting into the metal
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

clean it up much as you can and use rubberized undercoating have you tried one of those flappy sandpaper wheels (dont forget the eye protection had a friend lose the sight in his eye when one of the wires in a wire wheel come loose and pierce his pupil)
have you checked youre rear diff levels lately looks like its leaking

id say considering where you live the rust is normal
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Sheesh I was concerned about a bit of surface rust on my WK, but yours looks like you live in Canada with all the salt on their roads in the winters...
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Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

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I dropped the spare and got under there with a wire wheel, PITA! I was only able to get some of the rust off of the inner passenger side frame. I don't know if a grinder would work better, or it just might be over my head. I might get a quote from a local body shop and see what they say.


Here are some more pictures from before I started today
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hoqqklqes...2016.35.42.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ey5mxp0v31...2016.34.09.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnorblias4...2016.34.35.jpg
I can't see the middle picture but the third indicates that you have rust under the factory paint. The good news is that it doesn't look like you have much metal loss.

I would not recommend simply painting over it, or getting a body shop to do that for you. The best way to fix it is to wire brush the coating off along with any loose rust then treat it with a product that stabilizes the rust, then paint it with an inexpensive tractor implement paint.
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