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rust flakes and debris...
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: December 17, 2017 08:20AM

How does one go about successfully removing rust flakes and junk from inside a hood or trunk support bottom structure? I can't think of anything more annoying that hearing a that crap sliding down when you open your hood/trunk. There has got to be a way!

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Re: rust flakes and debris...
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:46AM

It is very difficult, but if you have the patience to seal up all the openings with painters tape, and then tape a strong vacuum to a small opening in the bottom, you can vacuum out the pieces. I did this once, and it was about 80% successful in getting the pieces out. If I had removed the engine lid, I probably would have gotten all of it out. I do have an acorn in my luggage lid that used to drive me crazy, but not enough to want to try to get it out. I know that this one is going to be very frustrating, and I don't need that aggravation in my life.

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Re: rust flakes and debris...
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 17, 2017 11:25AM

If you find a solution for getting all of it out I would love to hear it. I have tried all sorts of things and never been totally successful lid on or off the car. Often the things you hear are dried up chunks of the sealer that was used between the inner and outer panels of the lid. Often these are too big to pass thru any opening. The other thing that gets stuck in there are fasteners for any emblems that mount to the lid. I have tried blowing and suction with some but not complete success.

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