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Jean11111
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Jul 18, 2018, 11:01 AM

Post #1 of 5 (222 views)
  post locked   Fluid Film and rust neutralizers  

Hi,
I have a 2000 chevy Silverado 1500 that is very rusty. Just turned 200,000 miles on it yesterday. 4.3 liter. I was looking into products like Fluid Film and rustoleum rust neutralizer (or Loctite rust neutralizer). My question is, if I buy cans of these items, (I know fluid film is an oil to prevent air from getting to the vehicle to make the rust, and I know the rust neutralizers are supposed to bond with existing rust and stop it) if I were to just get under the truck and start spraying either of these types of products, are there pieces, places, etc that are NOT supposed to be sprayed with for each respective product? (this is kind of two questions, one for Fluid film, and another for the rust neutralizers) Do I need to keep off any lines, can the fluid film be sprayed on rubber but not the rust neutralizer, that kind of info is what I need. I am new at this, so any info would be helpful. Mostly I don't want to ruin anything under the vehicle while trying to make it last longer. Thanks, Jean


Hammer Time
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Jul 18, 2018, 11:20 AM

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  post locked   Re: Fluid Film and rust neutralizers  

You may not want to hear this but you need to.
You are just wasting your time. You have a rust bucket with 200K miles on it. Throw in the towel. There is nothing that is going to bring that truck back to life.

None of these products are going to stop that truck from rusting out further.



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Jean11111
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Aug 1, 2018, 10:43 AM

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I am tired of people not answering my questions about rust. I have found that everywhere I turn, people assume that once a car is rusted, to just throw it away. For us, we will not be able to get another vehicle. So we are trying to get this one to last as long as possible. Anything that extends its life will be a help. Could a decent mechanic actually answer my questions that I asked about fluid film and rustoleum. This person pretty much just tried to stop my valid question from being answered. If there are better rust products available I am open to hearing about them, but my question was, again, about those two products and if there is any location on the truck that each of them respective should not be used on. If your opinion is to throw away an old rusty truck, please just don't answer and let someone who takes my question seriously answer.


Hammer Time
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Aug 1, 2018, 10:57 AM

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You are tired of people telling you rust is terminal? Well, just maybe you should be listening to them.

You are going to get any different answers here.

I will be closing this stupid question now.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Aug 1, 2018, 1:24 PM)


carjunky
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Aug 1, 2018, 11:23 AM

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Basically once rust starts it means the protective coating is gone.. and even if you remove the top rust, the damage to the underlying iron is already in motion.In order to stop this you will need to remove the rust and some of the under laying iron, then coat it with a primer.if the rust has created holes, you will need to remove the entire panel or cut it out and replace with a new piece of metal.

Hammer was just stating that on a car with 200k miles, you are going to spend a lot of time and money trying to stop this.

try searching on google: (Looking at the products and reviews from people that have tried to repair rust.

https://www.google.com/search?q=car+rust+stopper






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