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#824365 - Wed Feb 08 2012 11:04 PM Rusty cab inside
green_truck Offline
New Guy
Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012 03:08 PM
Posts: 5
Loc: Roy, Oregon
Can anybody help with rust removal on the inside of the cab on my 47 loadmaster
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#824404 - Thu Feb 09 2012 03:30 AM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: green_truck]
healingbear Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 30 2009 04:43 AM
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Loc: Northern California
green_truck, do you have some pics so that we may see the extent of your rust problem ?

I used wire wheels attached to a drill to get most of the rust... I did not have the $$$ or access to a sand blaster... Hard to get place like under the dash I used wire brush and steel wool...

Here is what mine looked like,

Interior Restore 2009

Interior 2010

Dash

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#824485 - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:31 AM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: healingbear]
truckernix Offline
Registered: Sun Mar 24 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 8536
Loc: Bracebridge Ontario Canada
For under the dash I found one of the those flexible drives for the drill pretty handy.
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#824492 - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:52 AM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: truckernix]
DrewP Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 26 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Glassboro,NJ
When using a wire or disc abrasive it's best not to use a high speed grinder for this process. They can generate enough heat to warp the metal if held in one spot too long. A slower orbital sander would be better to use.
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#824692 - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:47 PM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: DrewP]
green_truck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012 03:08 PM
Posts: 5
Loc: Roy, Oregon
Anything quicker than a wire wheel
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#824694 - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:49 PM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: green_truck]
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New Guy
Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012 03:08 PM
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Loc: Roy, Oregon
I don't have any pics yet the rust is not very bad but I want to clean it good before I paint
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#824697 - Fri Feb 10 2012 12:01 AM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: green_truck]
Don G. Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 15 2008 09:47 PM
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Loc: Central Valley Calif.
Look for a shop that specializes in dipping your body into a tank of solution that removes all the Rust,Paint and grime. The cab must be completly striped of all the inside and outside parts switches, gauges,door handles, window frames etc..
The cab will come out really clean to bare metal and will have all the Rust Body filler or visiual holes from where the rust used to be if there is any. Then you can coat it with a rust preventive material until you get to the body work if need be.
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#824882 - Fri Feb 10 2012 03:48 PM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: Don G.]
Super55 Offline
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Don G.
When you say rust preventative material, are you talking about shooting some primer on it, or some other coating? Would it be something like Rust Mort? I have only had experience with small parts and clean and paint generally the same day.
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#824946 - Fri Feb 10 2012 06:54 PM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: Super55]
DrewP Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 26 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Glassboro,NJ
green truck, Just so happens that the current issue of Vintage Truck magazine has an informative article on rust removal you may like to read. The mag is available at Barnes and Noble among other book stores.
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#824983 - Fri Feb 10 2012 09:09 PM Re: Rusty cab inside [Re: DrewP]
green_truck Offline
New Guy
Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012 03:08 PM
Posts: 5
Loc: Roy, Oregon
Thanks for the info I will check it out.
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