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Old 04-09-2019, 10:27 PM   #1
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Prep cab floor for paint

I'm trying to determine if I just sand the cab floor or need to do other steps to remove the rust on the cab floor. Here's the worst of my cab floor. This the worst area in my truck. Not a show truck just want to take care of this rust and cover the floor up with padding and another rubber mat.

No I don't know how thick (?) it is. Didn't touch it Sunday when I took out the masonite and padding.

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Old 04-09-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Prep cab floor for paint

On a limited budget, I'd wire brush the heck out it to a shine and epoxy primer it. Then some seam sealer to keep the water out, then Rustoleum paint it.

On a more spendy budget, I'd cut it out, weld in a new piece, and then follow limited budget steps above.

Do not apply bedliner or POR 15 as it will only capture the rust allowing it to grow undetected and be a mess to start from scratch.

Another inexpensive option might be using a panel bonding adhesive to overlay a fresh piece of sheet metal.

There's only one way to fix it correctly as I described by welding in a new piece, but there's a few ways to put a Band Aid on it.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: Prep cab floor for paint

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On a limited budget, I'd wire brush the heck out it to a shine and epoxy primer it. Then some seam sealer to keep the water out, then Rustoleum paint it.

On a more spendy budget, I'd cut it out, weld in a new piece, and then follow limited budget steps above.

Do not apply bedliner or POR 15 as it will only capture the rust allowing it to grow undetected and be a mess to start from scratch.

Another inexpensive option might be using a panel bonding adhesive to overlay a fresh piece of sheet metal.

There's only one way to fix it correctly as I described by welding in a new piece, but there's a few ways to put a Band Aid on it.
Thanks Foot Stomper. I'll probably do the limited budget option with maybe overlaying a fresh piece of sheet metal. I don't want to work on this truck all summer.
Thanks again.
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