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johnnyG 11-07-2011 01:12 PM

fuel door and tailgate rust help
 
i have the brushed aluminum fuel door that is starting to corrode. with winter comin up i want to try to do something. any suggestions. i would like to keep it looking stock otherwise i would have just sanded it and painted it red. the tailgate is the only other place i am getting rust and it is all along the bottom so i wanted to know if there was something other than removing and full paint. any help would be great.

ramfam 11-07-2011 06:44 PM

Try mothers aluminum polish. As for tail gate the best way to take care of it is to have it refinished.

ramfam 11-07-2011 06:48 PM

By the way cuddos on the sony X plode I have one with bilt in blue tooth.

johnnyG 11-07-2011 09:02 PM

i will try that. any idea on how to get the brushed aluminum look if i have to repaint. ive watched youtube all over but i wanted to see if anyone had an idea of this thing specifically. might as well debadge the gate and repaint. yeah i love that stereo. thanks for the reply

ramfam 11-07-2011 10:18 PM

How dose that ez down on the tail gate work? Is it ez to work with?

johnnyG 11-08-2011 12:49 AM

oh yeah. great 50 buck investment. i had it installed in 15 minutes. i love never having to lower my tailgate. sounds trivial but it is really convenient.

ramfam 11-08-2011 03:04 PM

Ive looked at them to put on my truck for the wife. She likes to use the gate as a bench but dosnt like the wght of it:4-looney:

safetyfast 11-09-2011 11:54 AM

As for the tailgate, you need to deal with the rust. I spray the inside of the rockers, tailgate and doors of my trucks with Penetrol. It's a oil paint additive that is oil based. You can get in the paint section of the big box stores. It flows well, creeps into the rust and dries hard. Seems to prevent rust from progressing any further. Friend that has done a lot of auto restoration recommended it to me some years back. I just put it in a cheap pump up sprayer, stick that in the drain holes and let it fly. Be sure and park the truck out on the yard until the penetrol is done draining out of the holes or put something down to catch the drips.


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