Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Recommendations for treating galvanized metal with rust?
So I'm in the process of replacing my rusty inner rockers and I have some of the galvanized areas (outter rocker and rear torque box) that have some surface rust on them. The rust in some places is quite light, but heavy in other areas, like the rear torque box. None of it is through the metal.
What is everyone's thoughts about treating these rust areas? Should I remove all of the surface rust and the galvanized coating down to the bare metal and treat with an epoxy primer? Or should I try to maintain the protection of the galvanized coating and just treat with a rust converter and then POR 15?
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