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I'm in the process of removing surface rust in my trunk and underneath the car. What is everyone's thoughts on the factoryundercoat inside the quarters and underneath the car.? Keep it or get rid of it I was thinkin of removing it all and completely covering the floor with rust bullet underneath the car and inside lower quarters, and trunk.
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87fox72mach;103653 Wrote:I'm in the process of removing surface rust in my trunk and underneath the car. What is everyone's thoughts on the factoryundercoat inside the quarters and underneath the car.? Keep it or get rid of it I was thinkin of removing it all and completely covering the floor with rust bullet underneath the car and inside lower quarters, and trunk.

Hi 87,

To keep the original paint or not basically comes down to three things.
1. What condition are the paints or finishes in now, 2. what kind of finished look and protection do you want to end up with, and 3. how bad is the surface rusting that you're confronted with.

I'll leave that basic advice there, because when it comes to various paint products and finishes that are available to the public, America has a whole lot of different products than we do here in Australia to choose from.

Maybe other forum members could help and advise you with all that.

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Factory did apply sound-deadening material inside the quarters (inside the trunk) and only in the wheel wells. There was no undercoating applied by the factory, but often times the local stealership did so. I would certainly remove the undercoating under the car, primarily to better see what damage/rust is there before proceeding. I wouldn't tackle the sound-deadening material unless one had to.

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Thanks I never knew that was sound deadning material! Just thought it was under coat I'm lucky my car is very solid floors and trunk in good shape so I'm goin to remove under coat and use rust bullet so far I like the product you know it must work well when it smells like death in a can Smile
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87fox72mach;103759 Wrote:Thanks I never knew that was sound deadning material! Just thought it was under coat I'm lucky my car is very solid floors and trunk in good shape so I'm goin to remove under coat and use rust bullet so far I like the product you know it must work well when it smells like death in a can Smile

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Looking for recommendations, I am planning to replace the front suspension, should I remove the undercoating/ sound deadening inside the fender wells now? Is this coating considered concours. I am trying to keep the car close to original, but it just does not look that great anymore. thanks for any advice.    
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I ust finish the whole car. I experimented with different things but the thing that seems to work the best was get an oscillating scraper from Harbor Freight. this will get most of it off then get heavy duty gunk, spray on and let it sit for a day. Depending on how hard it is you can either wash it off with a heavy-duty scrubber or it might even come off with the pressure washer. You might have to do a couple of coats and get In here with the wire small wire brush.
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sdstang;171895 Wrote:I ust finish the whole car. I experimented with different things but the thing that seems to work the best was get an oscillating scraper from Harbor Freight. this will get most of it off then get heavy duty gunk, spray on and let it sit for a day. Depending on how hard it is you can either wash it off with a heavy-duty scrubber or it might even come off with the pressure washer. You might have to do a couple of coats and get In here with the wire small wire brush.

Good tip on the oscillating scraper (Variable Speed Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool). I'll have to pick up one of these. The undercarriage and engine compartment are on my to-do list. My 73 had the Ziebart rust protection done, so it will be "fun" to clean up. Check out the product video on the following link:

http://www.harborfreight.com/variable-sp...yx39fldV-4



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midlife;103676 Wrote:Factory did apply sound-deadening material inside the quarters (inside the trunk) and only in the wheel wells. There was no undercoating applied by the factory, but often times the local stealership did so. I would certainly remove the undercoating under the car, primarily to better see what damage/rust is there before proceeding. I wouldn't tackle the sound-deadening material unless one had to.

Correct.. I've got the original receipt for the undercoating.. Glad the original owner did it, kept the floors in mint condition..
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sdstang;171895 Wrote:I ust finish the whole car. I experimented with different things but the thing that seems to work the best was get an oscillating scraper from Harbor Freight. this will get most of it off then get heavy duty gunk, spray on and let it sit for a day. Depending on how hard it is you can either wash it off with a heavy-duty scrubber or it might even come off with the pressure washer. You might have to do a couple of coats and get In here with the wire small wire brush.
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