On Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 09:57:00 -0700, "BIDGOOD, ALAN"
>Yes, the rust was worse than I thought, I actually now have
>some holes as a result of my scraping. The question is - has anyone
>managed a repair to this area without having a new floor piece welded
>in, eg. with fiberglass etc.
I'm no metallugist, but if your floorpans are thing enoug to put a
scraper through, I wonder how stable they'll be when you're sitting in
the seat and bouncing around. Just a thought you might want to ponder.
I had one hole in my floor and a whole lot of surface rust so I treated
them with POR-15. As per their instructions, I placed a piece of
fiberglass over the wet POR-15 and then recoated the area. It dried as
hard as a rock.
I chose POR-15 over other treatments, like Corroless, because it was the
old one that didn't say it converted the rust. They explained that it is
a tough ceramic-like coating that seals the rust so oxygen can't get to
it. And as a result, no further rust.
I don't know about the no further rust part, only time will tell. But
when I was installing my carpet kit, I dropped plenty of tools
(Screwdrivers, scissors and an awl) onto the floors and the POR-15 didn't
chip or crack. So it's definately a tough surface. I'll keep the list
posted if there's any change.
BTW, I have no financial interest in this product. I'm just a satisfied
user. (Except with the part where a can of Chassis Black leaked in
shipping and sealed itself shut.)
67 B Roadster