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94 Jeep Wrangler back shelf rusting

1994 Sahara Jeep Wrangler; back shelf in "trunk" space under carpet starting to rust. I know its leaking because of the plastic on the door when it rains hard, but the shelf itself is still sturdy. any way to sand down and seal it with something and paint it?

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  • amyvinarsky Sep 14, 2009

    Do you have recommendations of brands to use for these products? I am doing this on my own and not car savvy. Thank you.



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Wire brush the area off and vacuum up any debris. You can use "rust killer" on the rusted surfaces and then use fiberglass mat to repair any holes. Overlap holes by at least 5" wherever possible. You can leave this unfinished or use spray bedliner paint to further seal the deck. i also recommend you go underneath and remove any loose rust and spray afterward with rubberized undercoating or rust will continue to form there. When using fiberglass on flat surfaces you can lay mat down dry and just pour resin on it and smooth it out so resin penetrates and you don't have lumps.

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  • Richard Scordino Sep 14, 2009

    Stuff I call rust killer is actually called rust converter and is made by Barr. It chemically changes rust into another substance. Fiber glass products are generally sold by a company called Bondo you need resin, not body filler or gell. Fiberglass mat (not cloth) is sold in the same place you find both. Usually in short "bolts" and is relatively inexpensive. With resin you need liquid hardener. I use about 10-14 drops per half cup of resin but that depends on temperature. If you mix it too "hot" it will harden so fast you may not get it all applied .These items can be found in most parts stores, body supply or even some Wal Marts. Use and half decent brand of undercoating.



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