If you did not get rid of the rust on your valuable TR3, and expect that
painting over it will seal it and thus prevent further rusting, I pray
you are correct. However, I have seen too many little bulges coming
from ill prepared cars to think you are right about that.
If It were me restoring a "3", I'd make sure that I erred on the side of
safety, meaning that if there was ant possibility that the covered rust
theory is incorrect, I'd certainly get rid of the rust.
I'm sure you don't intend to do that again soon.
Too much Time, Too much work, Too much money not to do it right.
George P. Richardson wrote:
> Rust contains oxygen, but the iron does not. Isolate iron from oxygen and
> it can't rust.
> Even if you cover rusty metal with paint, once the oxygen trapped below the
> paint is converted to iron oxide, rusting will cease.
> The rusting occurs when the coating is not keeping out oxygen, such as when
> the paint is scratched or peeling. In the case of frame members, these are
> often not painted inside, and so rust starts inside.
> George Richardson
> '57 TR3, TS15559L
> (getting ready to paint - and now on the web!)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Curry <email@example.com>
> To: Triumphs Mail List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, February 12, 1998 10:49 PM
> Subject: [Fwd: Rust elimination]
> >"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible
> > to travel across the country coast to coast without seeing
> > anything." -- Charles Kuralt
"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible
to travel across the country coast to coast without seeing
anything." -- Charles Kuralt