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Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 16, 2018 12:54PM

I was thinking about using rust bullet or Chasis saver in that cavity in front of the windshield and below. to protect against rust what do you guys think?

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: February 16, 2018 01:32PM

Just looked at the Rust Bullet website, and the claims are impressive, however, I have my doubts that it is going to do much to fix the problem, once the rust starts in the cowl. You have to understand, that there are 3 layers of steel sandwiched between a "coating" that the Fisher body plant installed during the manufacturing process. The original steel was unprotected for forming rust, and when you introduce moisture, you start to develop rust. I can see coating this to keep moisture out, but once the moisture turn the steel to rust, it is too late. Just my opinion.

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: February 17, 2018 09:54AM

Rust converter products will change the iron oxide (rust) to a different compound through chemical action. Then coat it with something impervious to moisture and you have a good chance to keep the metal. I am considering using POR 15 or even bed liner. POR 15 is expensive and you would be basically dumping it down the hatch (so to speak). Same for anything liquid but the bed liner can be sprayed and that might mean less of it. I am not sure paint would get to the affected areas.

Best option is to dump a few gallons of POR 15 down there and then turn the car over and shake it. Just kidding but if you have a rotisserie it could be done!

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 17, 2018 10:35AM

I'm using Eastwood's inside fame coating with supplied nozzles and extension tubes. There and in the rocker cavities of my 69 vert. Watch their application video. You'll be convinced.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 17, 2018 11:02AM

I used the Eastwood product also. Good stuff.thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: jetcat ()
Date: February 17, 2018 11:28AM

I used Eastwood's Encapsulator then top coated with 3M cavity wax.
Put Encapsulator on a couple steel posts at my front gate that were rusted and top coated with chassis black. Years later they are still in great shape. Convinced although I live in a pretty dry climate.

Bob
Paso Robles, CA

Central Coast Corsa
1966 Turbo Corsa convertible
1966 Corsa 140 coupe

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: chris ()
Date: February 17, 2018 04:35PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> I'm using Eastwood's inside fame coating with
> supplied nozzles and extension tubes. There and in
> the rocker cavities of my 69 vert. Watch their
> application video. You'll be convinced.

I just looked at their website and it sounds pretty good. Also saw a late model in the background.

[www.eastwood.com]

'65 Monza 4 door
4 speed
110hp
Gardner, KS

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 21, 2018 08:01AM

I like the Eastwood inside frame stuff... Planning on using that stuff. Thanks for the tips guys.

1961 Lakewood700
102hp pg (Big project)

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Re: Has anyone ever used rust bullet in the air vent / front fender cavity?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 21, 2018 09:41AM

I did the same, in that area, as well as down the a pillar, into the rocker drain area. I used Corroseal, and sprayed it on. Not sure of the longevity, but im sure it will outlast me. grinning smiley

My $ .02

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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