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Rust Advice 78 280z

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This may be a dumb question but I will ask anyway. Always been told there are no dumb questions, just dumb people. Ha!  I am looking to remove the surface rust from the engine bay.  There are parts where it will be difficult to get a wire brush into ( I.e. battery tray area). Has anyone tried to use a pressure washer to get the rust off?  Would that even work? Or am I going to cause too much damage to the metal. 

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Pressure washers not going to help much. It'll get it clean but won't really touch the rust.

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There are some after market attachments that claim they can turn your pressure washer into a wet blaster with a siphon for sand but they don't get very good reviews and from what I have read most people never get them to work. There are mini hand held dry sand blasters but you still need a decent compressor with 12-15 CFM.

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  I've used several layers of paper towels soaked in Evapo-Rust, then layed the wet towels as flat as possible on the vertical? rusty surfaces and covered the towels with Saran Wrap. (does anyone use that term anymore?)  I checked the progress and re-wet the towels using a spray bottle as needed.

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Thanks for the info. Wasn’t sure if it would be powerful enough. Guess you guys confirmed that

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14 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

Saran Wrap. (does anyone use that term anymore?)

Only those of us that still use the term "Tin Foil", or I could say "only us old farts".

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