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    Default Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Every year I go around the camper and try treat and keep the rust at bay. But as time goes on, it comes back faster.

    Over here I bought some rust treatment which I applied after a good go with wire brush drill attachment. Then white Hammerite. But even here the rust came back in 6 months.

    Is initial treatment more important than the Hammerite coat ?

    Any tips for something I can buy from Ebay to get posted over here ?


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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Rust typically develops behind a panel so treating the top surface wont cure it. The only effective remedy is to cut it out to good metal. Anything with phosphoric acid will convert rust to a less aggressive compound but if there's rust in the panel it will keep coming back.

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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Acf50?

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    Move somewhere hotter and sunnier?

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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    My 2008 Transit, notorious for being supplied pre rusted from the factory, gets waxoiled underneath every couple of years. There's a smallish hole under the driver's door step. Not bad for a van that has spent all it's life on the west coast of Scotland and gets doused in salt water frequently in the winter.

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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Deox gel by Bilt Hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonDRZ View Post
    Deox gel by Bilt Hammer.
    Good album, probably the best of his early career.

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    S'why there are called Transhits innit!

    Seriously, drill holes on the inside of any cavity panels and pour (old engine) oil in there and then block off with grommets. Also, pour some down beside the windows so its gets in the bottom of the doors. Mix white spirit and oil in a spray bottle and coat the underneath with it. Repeat all of this at least once a year. But basically you're on a hiding to nothing as Transits rust like fook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Acf50?
    Too late, he's after cure rather than prevention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    S'why there are called Transhits innit!

    Seriously, drill holes on the inside of any cavity panels and pour (old engine) oil in there and then block off with grommets. Also, pour some down beside the windows so its gets in the bottom of the doors. Mix white spirit and oil in a spray bottle and coat the underneath with it. Repeat all of this at least once a year. But basically you're on a hiding to nothing as Transits rust like fook.
    Or you go the non pikey route and use waxoyl or other rust inhibitors

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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Waxoyl works well but you do need to get everything very clean to start with and of course make sure it gets inside box sections etc.

    When I bought my Discovery Td5 7 years ago I had it professionally done (by a surly bloke near Rugby). It cost me 500 but there's not a trace of chassis rust which for a (now) 15 year old Disco is pretty unusual......

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Or you go the non pikey route and use waxoyl or other rust inhibitors
    Unless its done professionally, it normally causes more problems than it prevents! Plus he's from Yorkshire and I assumed he'd like the cheapo recycling version!

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    Oops, didn't explain properly. It's just lots of small rust spots on the body work and sills. With wire brush in drill I can get down to clean metal easily.
    Add rust inhibitor and Hammerite. But needs doing each year.

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    Get it resprayed properly and request extra clear coats. Rust spots were the spur for me to get mine resprayed and none have come back yet. 4/5 years ago IIRC.

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    Default Re: Best Anti Rust Treatment ?

    Buy a Peugeot. Thought you were having to sell the van.

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