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    Default Need Advice on Porsche 914 Rust Repair

    Hello Everyone,
    I've been told by some folks to just scrap my project car because the rust issue is so bad. I don't know too much about treating rust but it doesn't look too bad to me. These cars ar known for collecting water in the frames if the drain holes are not properly cleared out. Can you guys take a look at the attached photos from inside the frame and let me know what you think and what Eastwood products would be the best to treat this condition?

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    ED
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    I would advise to vacuum or use an air nozzle to blow the major flaky rust out, then our http://www.eastwood.com/internal-fra...ay-nozzle.html is perfect to stop, cure, and seal the rust from spreading. This is EXACTLY what we designed it for!

    From the pics, it doesn't seem that bad at all, I surely wouldn't scrap it! Your mates are just scared of some good honest work!

    Regards,

    -Matt/EW

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    Default Need Advice on Porsche 914 Rust Repair

    Thanks Matt I'm glad to hear that I don't have to cut my car into little pieces and start over! I do have some areas where the metal has gotten pretty thin, even to the point of having holes. Those areas I plan on cutting out and re-welding....or do you think it's better to not cut but add onto the parent material by welding additional layers?

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    ED

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    The best plan of action is to cut out the area that is worrisome, until you get to good, solid metal. Then weld in a patch panel. Laying a panel over top of the area could allow water or condensation to get between the seam of the 2 panels and cause further corrosion.

    -Matt/EW

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    Default Look at How It Came Out!

    Matt,
    Thanks for the advise and I did order the internal frame coating. I think it came out pretty good!. What do you guys think!!

    Ed
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    Woah nice pics! Looks like it came out great! How many cans did you end up using?

    Thanks for sharing,

    -Matt/EW

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