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Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:24 pm
by Yoshi
87e30 wrote:Happy birthday to the project btw. How many more years you gonna keep it going?


I dunno. There's no real reason to "stop" per se. I really want to see the condition of the metal underneath but I can't think of a good way to chip the paint off reliably. If I could figure that out, I'd probably chip stuff off at the 5 year mark.


M20_fever wrote:
Yoshi wrote:even the exhaust?


yeah, all but the chrome tip.


I hear a rimshot in the distance somewhere.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:54 pm
by M20_fever
ZING!

Why not use aircraft stripper on the stuff, shouldn't affect the rust underneath.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:21 pm
by Yoshi
I'd be worried it would take off some of the rust too.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:07 pm
by Ryki
Cool test, glad to see you keeping up with it Yoshi : )

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:15 pm
by Yoshi
"keeping up" is a loose term. I just have to let it sit outside lol. I'd love to do more experiments like this if people have ideas.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:34 pm
by Yoshi
FYI I tossed this into a scrap pile while moving. I regret it. But the results are the same as the last update. I don't think this is a good test since the metal had such a nice life. I need to paint it on a car and let it get punishment. Like seriously, clear coat was a viable solution according to this test.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:16 pm
by M20_fever
WD40 would probably have worked in a static test like that. I like the idea of taping your fender into quarters and painting each quarter with a different option. I'm sure that would win you some drifter cred somehow too.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:59 pm
by Yoshi
Actually, that's not a bad idea. too bad I don't DD the E30 anymore. 24mpg with 87 octane trumps 10mpg with 91+ lol.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:45 am
by pr0craztinazn
This is actually still in the back of Hank. Remind me to grab a picture and update the thread. It spent most of the winter buried under a pile of leaves.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:20 am
by Yoshi
SWEET! Yea I forgot about that. Long live the rust project!

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:44 pm
by M20_fever
haha, this is awesome.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:21 pm
by Yoshi
I still want a way that I can finally chip off at the paint to see how the metal under it is doing. But man that clear coat did SO much better than I expected it to.

Re: The Rust Project

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:15 pm
by M20_fever
anxiously waiting for pics.