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MexTex

Rust on engine, need to remove and coat

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MexTex

I noticed that I have some rust on my engine. I wanted to find out the best way to remove or neutralize the rust and coat the area to prevent rust from forming in this area in the future. I appreciate any help. Thumbup.gif

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Bill_AirJunky

I've got a couple of these rust spots on mine too. I've thought about using a Dremel to remove the rust & then mask off the spot & paint it.

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jkearns6

I recently found some on my engine too. They were in the same spot on both sides of the engine. I just sanded the rust off then coated with some black rustoleum paint. Good as new.

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MexTex
I recently found some on my engine too. They were in the same spot on both sides of the engine. I just sanded the rust off then coated with some black rustoleum paint. Good as new.

Don't you have to worry about heat in those areas? I was thinking of using a high heat paint or engine enamel. Dontknow.gif

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Bill_AirJunky

Engine paint is pretty easy to come by at most any hardware or auto parts store.

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Lance B. Johnson

If that is all I had to worry about............I still would not worry. But if you must just sanding and painting will do the trick.

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martinarcher

Check out a product called POR 15. Our local body shop sells a starter kit with a cleaner, metal prep, and the POR 15 coating for around $20. I used it on my wifes car when the rocker panels started to rust and it rocks. The black dries extremely glossy and would look great on the engine block. I never thought of using it for engines until this thread, but I have a few spots on my block I'm going to use it on! Thumbup.gif

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mikkee1

Just curious, I've got a 2008 and both times I've winterized it I sprayed the block with WD-40 to prevent exactly what y'all are talking about. Did you ever do anything like that?

Just wondering if I'm doing useful rust inhibiting or if it's inevitable...

Thanks,

Mike

2008 Wakesetter 23 LSV

Check out a product called POR 15. Our local body shop sells a starter kit with a cleaner, metal prep, and the POR 15 coating for around $20. I used it on my wifes car when the rocker panels started to rust and it rocks. The black dries extremely glossy and would look great on the engine block. I never thought of using it for engines until this thread, but I have a few spots on my block I'm going to use it on! Thumbup.gif

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Ndawg12
Just curious, I've got a 2008 and both times I've winterized it I sprayed the block with WD-40 to prevent exactly what y'all are talking about. Did you ever do anything like that?

Just wondering if I'm doing useful rust inhibiting or if it's inevitable...

Thanks,

Mike

2008 Wakesetter 23 LSV

Check out a product called POR 15. Our local body shop sells a starter kit with a cleaner, metal prep, and the POR 15 coating for around $20. I used it on my wifes car when the rocker panels started to rust and it rocks. The black dries extremely glossy and would look great on the engine block. I never thought of using it for engines until this thread, but I have a few spots on my block I'm going to use it on! Thumbup.gif

POR 15

You're doing good, wd40 is a rust inhibitor and a water repellent, I do the same thing. I don't think that spot was ever painted, that's why it rusted.

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bigD

Loctite Naval Jelly ® $5-$8 at the hardware store. I've used it on a few small projects. Brush on wipe off prime and paint.

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85 Barefoot

cardboard and rustoleum have always worked fine for me...maybe some carb cleaner to dislodge any dirt/belt dust to prep the area?

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