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05-25-2005 10:18 PM
penguin
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Originally posted by itsme
There is a Rust-Oleum spray paint that can be sprayed right over the rust that neutralizes rust. Perhaps there is something like this in non-aerosol form?

WD 40 or grease works too. This is exactly what you do when you store rust prone shop tools like drill bits, router bits and saw blades before you put them away.
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Yes, there is a non-aerosol version that "converts" the rust to black. But the spots which are not rusting do not convert and it dries mostly clear, leaving a splotchy appearance.

For the parts where the rust is visible (glovebox?), one could clean it off a bit to remove any loose rust, perhaps with some alcohol, being careful not to get it onto plastic bits. You could then cover the part you can see with black trim tape, which is sold to "renew" the appearance of the black trim around windshields when the black paint or coating starts to flake off. Most car parts places, such as autozone or pep boys, typically sell this stuff.
05-25-2005 09:28 PM
xFOCIx There is a Rust-Oleum spray paint that can be sprayed right over the rust that neutralizes rust. Perhaps there is something like this in non-aerosol form?

WD 40 or grease works too. This is exactly what you do when you store rust prone shop tools like drill bits, router bits and saw blades before you put them away.
05-25-2005 01:23 PM
KAG
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Originally posted by FocusOhFive
What if you were to take apart the dash and use a Brillo pad? Would that do any good?
I'm just going to leave it for now. Thanks though, that's a good idea. You can't see the Rust, but I know it's there.
05-25-2005 01:17 PM
FocusOhFive What if you were to take apart the dash and use a Brillo pad? Would that do any good?
05-25-2005 12:53 PM
KAG I definitely feel better about this Rust thing after reading the replys to this thread. Stephen S., thanks for the tip about the windshield. With all the Rain we have been getting in Massachusetts, I definitely know my windshield is o.k. (thank God).
05-25-2005 11:31 AM
Goat Roper Crack open almost any car and you will find this, its just surface.
05-25-2005 11:20 AM
Stephen S. What everyone else said is definately correct about the untreated metal. But also be sure that water isnt getting in from a bad windshield seal or something. I noticed some rust in my 04 right after I bought it, and it was from a faulty seal around the windshield (however, the interior carpet was also soaked). Not trying to scare you, nor does it sound like this is your problem. Just be sure to cover all your bases.
05-24-2005 03:00 PM
FocusOhFive KAG, don't worry, mine has the same thing. I try not to look at it
05-24-2005 02:50 PM
KAG
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Originally posted by Lil PZEV
KAG, glad you feel better about the rust after talking to the dealer. I'm sure it's nothing out of the ordinary and shouldn't negatively affect anything in the car later in its life. If you'd like I can see about getting a pic of my 2 year-old rust, it looks the same as it did July 2003.

As for the posts, there are certain forums here that don't count towards that number: Focus Gen Chat, General Chat, Marketplace... Other forums like Performance Chats, Showroom, etc do add to your count.
Hey Lil PZEV - You don't have to post the pic. Thanks for the offer though. I really appreciate it.

And thanks for letting me know that certain forums don't count towards the number of posts. I was wondering why my # kept on indicating that it was 0.

Have a Great Day!
05-24-2005 12:35 PM
Lil PZEV KAG, glad you feel better about the rust after talking to the dealer. I'm sure it's nothing out of the ordinary and shouldn't negatively affect anything in the car later in its life. If you'd like I can see about getting a pic of my 2 year-old rust, it looks the same as it did July 2003.

As for the posts, there are certain forums here that don't count towards that number: Focus Gen Chat, General Chat, Marketplace... Other forums like Performance Chats, Showroom, etc do add to your count.
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