When I purchased my car it came free with an array of rust along the chassis. I guess it this is what you get when you buy a DeLorean from Vermont! Since the main area of concern was the front frame extension the plan of attack was to remove the entire front end. Including the radiator, fans, steering rack, and suspension. There were little rust spots all over the place due to the epoxy cracking over the years, so I used a combination of chisels, blow torches, and hammers to remove the flaking epoxy. Once all of the rusted areas were exposed and the surrounding epoxy was chipped back to clean metal, POR-15 was used to coat the surface and protect it. I am still not sure what the longevity of this solution will be, but for my intentions of the car, no snow or salt, I think it will be suitable. Maybe one of these days I'll get a stainless steel frame, but for now I think I'll be OK.
Sorry, no pictures, my hands were covered with paint and epoxy, so picking up the camera was the last thing on my mind.
|Part Description||Purchase Source||Price|
|POR-15 Black Pint||por15.com||22.00|
|Metal-Ready 20 oz.||por15.com||12.95|
|Marine Clean Quart||por15.com||10.00|