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Old 02-01-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: Rust...advice?

Thanks Gus. I had a mechanic that does a lot of restoration look at it and he said the same thing and said it is not too extensive. He plans to cut awaythe rust through areas and weld plates over it and cover the inside and out with por-15.
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Re: Rust...advice?

Truthfully, i lost my license for a little over a year so she sat in the yard (didnt have a garage for a while). Looking to bring her back to life and i want to start at the bottom and work my way up. Ive taken a few photos to hopefully get some input on repairs and future rust prevention tips/products (located in NY so its always salty in the winter). Thanks in advance!
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Re: Rust...advice?

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Hello all,
I need some advice for the newly acquired Jeep of mine. It is a 2000 GC Limited 4.7 w/ 133k miles. It has been dealer maintained it's whole life and it running very well. It has lived it's whole life up until 1 month ago in NY and is now here with me in NC. I would like to keep it long term but have been giving it a closer look and have discovered some rust underneath. I would think the rust will slow down now that it is in a milder climate, right? Or should I act on this right away? Or is it ok to just leave it and not run it through car washes with underbody cleaning. Although I am pretty handy (I just changed out the front drive shaft) and I do have past welding experience, it was 25 years ago and I am a little hesitant start relearning on this car. Should I slap on rust converter? Somehow I doubt that will help. I have read about how some folks paint on por-15 but that may be on areas not yet rusted? Here are some pictures. Of the four doors, the front driver is the worst, the passenger front is not as bad. The rear doors are ok. There is rust holes on some areas of the frame on the driver side, the passenger side may also be rusted through, but I have not poked it to find out. Also some of the cross members have rust where they are attached.
Btw, I would not have bought a car like this, it was an inheritance and I guess there is some sentimental desire for me to keep it and maintain it as long as practical especially since it runs so well. Thanks so much for your help!






I would have though that a jeep of that age should have been fully dipped when built
What year did jeep start dippong cars to stop rust?
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Truthfully, i lost my license for a little over a year so she sat in the yard (didnt have a garage for a while). Looking to bring her back to life and i want to start at the bottom and work my way up. Ive taken a few photos to hopefully get some input on repairs and future rust prevention tips/products (located in NY so its always salty in the winter). Thanks in advance!
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A lot of that looks like fairly severe surface rust. How to stop rust is very simple in statement, remove it and cover the exposed bare metal with something (usually paint). When it's surface rust you can sand it, wire wheel it, sandblast it, etc. Then once it's all gone, paint. If it has gone from surface rust to rot, you will have to cut it out, replace metal, and paint.

You can slow rust by getting some rust inhibitor and spraying over the rust. But that will only slow it down and not stop it. For what you have I would remove it if possible, hit it with a wire wheel, and then paint it.
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