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PostSubject: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Sun May 03, 2009 12:09 am

My Skoda Favorit 1994 is my first car and was acquired for 0 just over 2 years ago needed welding around the inner wings in the prescribed area around the top suspension struts for last MOT. Anyway, my uncle offered to weld it but arc welded it instead of mig welding, but it passed. Was quite a lot of hassle getting the wings off though. Otherwise the car hasn't really been much hassle.

I suspect this rust is just the start and more welding may be needed come the next MOT. Is it time to get rid before the next MOT and look for another banger?

In fact I've just been looking at the cost of insurance for banger luxo barges and quite surprised to see the quotes for the more sensible smaller engined ones come in at under 1000. Only problem would be fuel costs and repair bills . lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:58 pm

I would decide at the next MOT, better the devil you know Wink
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PostSubject: Used Engine Oil   Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:32 am

I've always understood and found that used engine oil is the best way to fight the red peril, what does anyone else think. I'm just about to take a load out the Land Rover and then paint it on underneath etc, inject in places and all that. It is a messy job but it can be done.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:03 pm

The problem with used engine oil is that it is slightly acidic. I use Waxoyl, which doesn't was off like old engine oil does.
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PostSubject: Thanks Handy   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:11 pm

Welcome aboard Handy, I do have a tub of that stuff, but doesn't it go hard eventually and peel off. I do remember some mad professor bloke painting his Mark 1 Golf with engine oil and I remember they did it in the British Army too. I don't like the thought of acid though, so I will have a rethink.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:33 pm

I've been using waxoyl for years and it's always worked fine. The alternative is a waxoyl based underseal.
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PostSubject: Waxoyl   Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:40 pm

OK I will have a crack at that as I have a 5 litre can.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:43 pm

Just apply a thin layer. Put your can in a bucket of hot water to warm it up first.
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PostSubject: OK   Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:48 pm

OK then I do remember reading that, so I should try it, I will try my Land Rover first....
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:03 pm

Kerosene/UNUSED engine oil OR
Diesel/UNUSED engine oil OR
White Spirit/UNUSED engine oil.

Use a hand sprayer. Protect your eyes.

USED engine oil is carcinogenic and teratogenic, as well as possibly acidic.

A bit of cheap engine oil thinned with diesel or kerosene goes a long way. Wash out oil cans with diesel. Keep doing it with the SAME diesel and it'll get pretty oily at no cost.

In exposed areas, where wash-off might be an issue, add or substitute VEGETABLE oil, which is sticky (good) and eventually sets (maybe not so good but OK in a mixture)

You can also shake up veg oil into an emulsion with water and spray that but I've only done that twice. Once (with a motorcycle) seemed to work fine, the other time the hand sprayer tended to clog, though nothing like as badly as Waxoyl.

I don't think much of Waxoyl, and it costs more.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:56 pm

The solution is simple. Buy a plastic or aluminium car.
No rust. Sorted.
Of course, the electrics won't work, but no rust.

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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:26 am

Old engine oil in carcinogenic and I would have thought it would make the underside horrible to work on.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:39 am

It used to be one of those cheap tricks to use old engine oil before people knew better Rolling Eyes

Ive read somewhere since that people sometimes now use new bargain supermarket oil as its being old and used that makes it carcinogenic so new oil is OK but i think its probably just easier using Waxoil in the long run :Wky:

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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:43 am

Joloke wrote:
new oil is OK but i think its probably just easier using Waxoil in the long run :Wky:

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In my experience-based opinion Waxoyl is MUCH more difficult (i.e. A REAL pain in the arse) to apply, MUCH less effective (skins, peels, has more limited penetration and self-healing, both from experience and IIRC, from a WHICH consumer test report) and MUCH more expensive, since a bit of (unused) engine oil thinned with kerosene or diesel has negligable cost.

No contest really.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust. Can it ever be beaten?   Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm

My stepdad smothered his astra with engine oil over the years and its still mint now so cant be doing much harm.
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