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Old 02-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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how to CLEAN rust off

ok guys, I haven't tried this, but the photos are enough to tell me it's worth a shot.
I know the patina look is in, and a lot of people like the light surface rust look, the sunburn look if you will. The problem with that is, even though it is 'in' today, the reality is, your sheet metal is rusting. If you leave it like that, it WILL end up pitting and doing damage to the sheet metal.
There is another patina look that is just as good, and from looking at these photos, it looks just as good to me. This Elcamino may have even had a tic too much surface rust to look good. By washing it with CLR, the surface rust is gone, the worn paint is left there, and you can clear over it, or wax it, or just roll with it as is. Personally, I think clear is a bit much, but I guess some people are going for a real shine over worn sheeetmetal? Either way... check this out. (found it on impalas.net)
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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And for the record... this Elcy looks awesome IMO
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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Very nice. I wish my rust could be removed like that. Unfortunately my rust is a bit more terminal.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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I've got some under the sink. I might have to try it out. Won't hurt anything to try!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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post some before and after pics. Here's what the owner of the Elcy said;

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Just use some luke warm water in a bucket, pour some CLR in like its time to mop the floor (meaning not a whole lot is needed) then use a green scotch brite pad and start scrubbing.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for this informative thread! This will work great on the 37 Dodge truck I purchased for my Dad! Hopefully the rust on it comes off as nice as that Elcy!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #7
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Wow this is good to know for sure, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #8
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i have seen this car before this a heck of a job wonderful job he also has a 63 63 wagon that is like this one
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #9
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That's pretty cool.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #10
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i wish paint would come off that easy! LOL
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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Looks like new.
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Same color as my '60 Impala.

Gonna try it with my chassis that I'm cleaning up before paint. Thanks for the tip.
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That's pretty cool, Thanks
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:49 AM   #14
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Re: how to CLEAN rust off

I wish it worked that well on my sink and toilet bowl stains . Seriously,on that stuff and other materials like vinyl siding it never worked well for me. But,seeing is believing here in this application. I give a lot of credit to the scuff pad,too. I guess you could just leave it be and re-do it from time to time for the most authentic look.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #15
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Re: how to CLEAN rust off

Josh did this a few months ago, to the hood of the 69, after reading that post you showed the pics from. It does indeed work. He has pics somewhere, which I will ask him to post. But it is essentially the same as the ones above. Cept he rattle canned flat black over it.


I will admit, I was a bit skeptical as he raided the cleaning supplies to do rust cleanup on his truck. Even went outside to see wtf he was doing.... it does work.



thread on it at impalas.net
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:12 AM   #16
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There are a LOT more pics on impalas.net and the HAMB showing how well it works. Its th real deal for light surface rust.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #17
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LM,thanks for posting this it gives me some ideas on other parts it may be useful on.I used CLR to clean out the surface rust in my gas tank when I first bought my truck.Not a permenant fix but it did the job till I replaced the tank. Also special-k you have to put you hands in the T-bowl and scrub with the sotch brite pad to get rid of the stains.
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Also special-k you have to put you hands in the T-bowl and scrub with the sotch brite pad to get rid of the stains.
LOL, but on a serious note, I am eager to try that stuff out, thanks for the information!!!
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... Also special-k you have to put you hands in the T-bowl and scrub with the sotch brite pad to get rid of the stains.
Aw may-yin!! I'll just have to live with the stains then.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:34 PM   #20
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Re: how to CLEAN rust off

WOW...I'm surprized.

I mean, I can't believe there was good paint underneath all the rust. Especially the left fender, the before and after shots are truly amazing. Initially I would have probably taken some 80 grit and sanded down to metal and prepped for painting.... But I always do things the hard way.

Thanks for the info and great pics on this. You saved critical beer time.
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I like it and think it looks really cool...Personally I'd just have waxed it or used a satin or flat clear over it. But it is a really unique look!
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #22
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WOW...You saved critical beer time.
Isn't that what it's all about?
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #23
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Holy mackerel!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #24
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Here is my take...i'm a believer now....with only 15min of scrubbing
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hmmmm...so lime away works too....that looks super! Are you going to wax it?
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