rust protection - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Ford F150 Forums > General F150 Discussion
Log In 

rust protection

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: buffalo,ny
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to sgamherst@roadrunner
Default rust protection

what do you think of rustop 04 f150 starting to show signs of rust around cab corners and such .thanks
sgamherst@roadrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE

Old 11-07-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
5 Year Member
wde3477's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cape Girardeau MO
Posts: 2,506
Thanks: 0
Thanked 41 Times in 41 Posts

eh, it's my understanding that the time to apply rust-proofing is before the rust starts. Suggest you will have to clean all the current rust before applying - and then the questions of how well the rust was removed will remain. Further suggest that applying rust-proofing over material already rusted will only accelerate the problem - perhaps mask it for a bit longer - but the rust will eventually show up bigger and badder than if left alone.

No personal experience - just speculating.
1989 F150 XLT standard-cab shortbed 4x4, 5.0L, AOD, 3.55 gears, manual hubs, 31x10.50 tires, 218K miles. Repainted Oct09. SOLD - Jan2015
2014 F150 XLT standard-cab shortbed 4x4, 5.0L, 6-speed auto, 3.55 gears, auto hubs, locking diff, trailer pkg, 5K miles.
wde3477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
No Pain, No Pain!
5 Year Member
dewman's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 4,825
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

Rustproofing is ideally done when the vehicle is new. At this point, the idea would be to remove the existing rust and protect it from spreading. There are many after-market products for removing and protecting from rust. Good luck!
1996 F150 Scab longbed, 5.8L, 4x4, 31x10.5 tires, 212k miles and counting. step bars, low-profile tool box, Euro-clear turn signals & headlights, Euro taillights, vent visors, class III Reese hitch, Tekonsha brake controller.

"when you have a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail."
dewman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
Ranger2F150's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Riverside, OH
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Originally Posted by sgamherst@roadrunner View Post
what do you think of rustop 04 f150 starting to show signs of rust around cab corners and such .thanks
Look at Eastwood company web site for products that stop rust before you go any further. I have used one on an old vehicle and it does work.
Also you may want to talk to zebart.
Ranger2F150 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What style of rims should I buy Donovan Wilson Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 6 12-06-2015 11:44 PM
1996 Need help figuring out a part, etc. Thomas Burdick Suspension & Brakes 9 10-07-2015 10:39 PM
09 wheel arch replacment 2rowlock General F150 Discussion 2 10-01-2015 10:19 PM
3M Protective Film Melect 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 9 09-27-2015 06:42 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:39 PM.

Copyright 2006 - 20011
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.