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Underbody Rust

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PAPlow, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do about the corrosion and rust on the underbody of my 97 Fors F250? I plan on keeping the truck for awhile and I don't want it to get worse.
  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Pressure wash real good. Knock any big chunks/scaling off and get some of that "Rust Converter" stuff and spray it on with a pump sprayer. This will stop it . Then you could paint it or undercoat it.
  3. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    I wire brush my underside and use the hammerite rust converter paint from local ace hardware, 6 bucks a pop for the can. And just for the extra mile i coat that with roll on bedliner.
  4. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    I steam clean my 96' every year and then give it a coat of gloss black. I have been doing this for about 6 years and it still looks like new with no sign of rust.
  5. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    If you are working with that roll on bed liner watch not to get any on your hands. It is a project in itself trying to get it off because nothing works, not ever brake cleaner. I learned my lesson the hard way.
  6. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    I've heard good things about POR 15. I just got there catalog and plan on trying it on my 1987 F350. You can check them out at www.por15.com.
  7. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Hey smiti105 did you try brake fluid to get it off.
    Good old DOT3 strips paint off just about everything.
    Works great when you get expanding foam on your hands to.

    Hey Butler..... have you seen this thread?
    I know you got one of these snowex spreaders.
    You got a manual for him?
  8. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks for the tips guys. Now I just nned to figure out a way to get the truck up enough so I can work underneath it effectively without a lift.
  9. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Drive it up on ramps in the front, and jackstands on the back axle.

    Then put a lot of cardboard down and you should have enough room to almost sit down under the truck and work.
  10. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    Mebes, know this is late but i did not try brake fluid, will try it next time. Thanks.
  11. PLANET

    PLANET Member
    Messages: 92

    Old school, Diesel/used motor oil sprayed is what we use.Works great.
  12. saleen49

    saleen49 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Hard to find but Rustmort brushed onto the rust is a good converter but you will only slow down rust, It never goes away,
  13. ToolMaker

    ToolMaker Member
    Messages: 84

    I would use P O R 15 its a little pricing but a little go's a long way and it's a great product