Rust removal - advice

Postby will » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:36 am

I've got an 80 series cruiser that is in great running condition but the body has taken a beating over the years and is showing signs of surface rust. I've saved some dollars up and I'm looking for advice - I'm probably going to get a small patch cut out and I'm thinking about getting an electronic rust prevention kit. What sort of money should I be looking at? What should I be on the lookout for? Do you have any recommendations on brands? Self installation vs paying someone? Should I look at repainting?

I know that prevention would have been the best cure but like many of us the $ are tight when you have a young family.
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Re: Rust removal - advice

Postby nevergrew » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:33 pm

Everyone will tell you something different. If you love the thing and want it looking nice and want to keep it forever cut the rust out repair and paint it. If you just want reliable transport leave it - roadworthiness pending.

Body work and paint is a can of worms. Be careful how you open it. Sometimes it better left alone and having fun in it and perhaps upgrading to a newer 100 series later on.
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Re: Rust removal - advice

Postby will » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:33 am

Thanks Nevergrew!
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Re: Rust removal - advice

Postby wake2wake » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:27 pm

But she only swims in the fresh water Will?
What gives..... :lol:
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Re: Rust removal - advice

Postby will » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:15 am

:) True, but she's had a hard life before that... Man, I've been reading up on electronic rust protection. What a can of worms!
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