Inside Cowling Area Surface Rust

Exterior Body, Paint, Trim, Chrome

  1. khryslerkid

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    I'm wondering what to use to stop any rusting and to preserve the area under the cowl on my '62.

    I removed all of the "mulch" and dirt inside of this area and it is really solid but has surface rust. I don't plan on removing the fenders at this time or am I planing on repainting the car, just yet.

    What's recommended to preserve rusted metal in an area that you cannot get to by hand?

    Thanks in advance...

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    How are you storing the car? If it's indoor and your not out in the cold and rain it should not get any worse than what it is today. I'm sure there are a few products from Eastwood that would work. Personally I would shoot some WD-40 around and let that soak. I've used something called Boeshield before too, weather-proof firearms. Also something called Rust Revention Magic, not sure how that would apply if you need a scope to see in.

    http://boeshield.com/automotive-motorcycle/
     
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    • eldubb440

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      I have used eastwoods internal frame rail coating inside of cowls, doors, ect...... it comes with a tube a few feet long and a nozzle that sprays in all directions ........ it is very thin and runny, and has the potenetial to damage paint, so be careful


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        I'm not sure but check out Fluid Film...if I remember you can spray it with a pump type sprayer which may help in your case...I think it is a transpaerent type sealer that will eventually wear off.. Its been a while so don't hold me to it...
         
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          i would use ospho to creep into the seam and paint it
          but since you don't plan on paint, i would use the frame coating above.
           
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          The car is stored inside but it's the east coast, with high humidity.

          I'm liking that eastwood product if it's paintable.
          I would like to find or make a spray hose to color the inside of that area. You can see in there if the light hits it right and rust color isn't my thing.

          I saw something at advance auto the other day. It turns the rust to a black color and freezes it from rusting again. I don't know if it's paintable.
           
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          • khryslerkid

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            The car needs painted but I'm saving it for later on. I'm wanting to have it mechanically sound first. Painting or coloring the inside of the cowl is something I want to do now. I'm prepping and painting the engine compartment too, so I can get the rebuilt engine installed.
             
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            I learned to use this stuff on the insides before I paint the outsides. it will find every nook, crevice, and cranny....

            this truck cab had some surface rust and red overspray in the cowl, the flat black totally hides it

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            I was just reading up on this product and saw that it's black. I'm needing a white. Sounds like it's pretty caustic too!
             
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            all of this stuff is caustic
            ospho needs to be primed/painted over,it is a green liquid
            and so does the black rust converter you saw.
            i have used the eastwood stuff before on inside of rails and rockers and i liked it also
            i do not know if it will hold paint.
            i like the ospho on a cowl just for the main reason it seeps down into the seem
            its like water
            where the other stuff i do not know that for sure.
            personally
            i don't think you can go wrong with any of those choices
             
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                I use that rustfix product from advance auto parts but...

                you have to sand/wire brush off as much as you can and leave a "fresh" surface before it does it's magic.

                It's great for converting what's left in the bottoms of a pitted surface, but to spray it on a surface rusted area without doing any prep is going to be a waste.
                 
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                    Update:
                    Well, I noticed the white rust incapsulator part #14824z, doesn't come with a hose and nozzle like the black does. So I called Eastwood and they verified the same findings and they didn't understand why the white wouldn't. They use to sell the $7.99 hose and nozzle separate but don't anymore. The tech said he would make note of this.
                    So my only option is to buy a can of black with the hose, use it on the white can, (the tech verified they were the same can) and save the black for other areas.
                    Reading through customer comments, the black with the hose doesn't have a spray button to use without the hose (for open areas) like the white can has. Lol. So I guess I'll have the best of both.
                    Why me??? Arrrggg!
                     
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