Help - Rust work on my Troopcarrier

Miles00

New Member
Looking for opinions on what to do about the rust on my Troopcarrier.



There is spot rust on the chassis. This is not a huge problem yet. I am thinking ill just coat the underside in one of those rust converters which acts as an overcoat as well. Failing that then POR-15 after some Rust conversion.



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Chassis Spot Rust.png
The body pannel rust is a little more severe...

IMG_0505.JPG Rust under windscreen.png


As you can see its a bit further along.

Suggestions?
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
clean it up and treat with the rust converter/primer, then fill with fibreglass resin. sand and paint, its good for 10 years
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
Rust never sleeps they say.
The surface rust isn’t really a problem, most 4wds have this if used as they generally are.

The body rust, well doing it right is very cost / time inhibitive, you can do it with a good grind / sand, knock it in, fibreglass reinforced filler, sand just under flat, light coat of regular body filler, then the paint preps, rust proofing with tectyl / fish oil mix before getting it wet, then a good 2 pack paint.

Lots of labour but you might enjoy the process and satisfaction from doing a bit of a tidy up.
 

Bomber2012

Well-Known Member
Can get very expensive and time consuming , I recently had the same dilemma with a 60 series , after weighing it up I sold it .
 
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