We show you how to handle surface rust on your Mopar without taking it to a shop.
Mopar projects come in all kinds of conditions, and though we’d all like to start with a garage-kept survivor, reality means that most of us are not so lucky. Projects are often cars that have sat in fields, sometimes for decades, or vehicles that have passed from owner to owner in various incomplete stages of “restoration.” Even if the car in question is generally solid, one of the most typical issues to deal with is surface rust. Surface rust of the sheetmetal can begin under a weathered vinyl top, bare metal left exposed from a stillborn project, or just the factory paint giving up after more than 40 years in the elements. Surface rust will usually come with light to moderate pitting of the sheetmetal surface, and this condition can be treated; however, if the rust has advanced to the stages of extreme pitting and pinholes, all bets are off. Replacement becomes the only viable plan.
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