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Surface rust and dirt in panno - pov style

Hi all,

Got a new member of the family last week.....HK windowed panno.

Pulled the floor back to reveal surface rust and plenty of country Victoria soil, empty bottles, Chinese food containers...you get the picture.

Now, for some help please.

1. Best way to clean all the nooks and crannies. Car is a roller and taking it off to a sand blaster is not possible (logistics) and finances.

2. Are all the inspection plates completely straight, or do they have a slight curve in them?

3. The car didn't come with glass....so, will it be better to source glass or make it windowless?

It's going to be a challenge, but if someone could help me with some starting advice, it would be really appreciated.

Please, don't bag me, I don't have a bottomless pit of money available, and I want to do most of it myself.

Thanks.

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you could try a wire cup brush on a 4 inch grinder,i got one at super cheap for a bout$20,make sure u wear safty glases,and an old vacum cleaner to clean up as u go,its pretty dusty job,

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Well done on your purchase.

It would be easier to source glass. Any of the windscreen companies eg O'Briens should be able to help you. To weld up the windows is possible, but takes a lot of skill to get it right.

There is a wealth of information here from members. Why not join up and then you can put photos up. We would love to see the progress photos of your van.

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Thanks Paul....I think I'll do that as I also have a HT Prem in the garage and a HG Kinga.

The wire brush is a good idea, but I noticed today that SCA has sandblasting guns for around 30-40 bucks....has anyone ever used one?

Sourcing glass is a ways down the track, but you're right, I'll keep it windowed.

Cheers and thanks.

James

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Those gravity-feed sandblasting guns are OK for very close-up small areas, but not what you're chasing for the job you have to do. Go the wire cup brush route. Just be aware the el-cheapo ones can throw little wire darts from arsehole to breakfast, so don't even think about doing it without safety gear. It's a tedious, dirty and dusty job, so it pays to do one small area at a time, then give yourself a break. Do each bit thoroughly and then you won't have to worry about doing it again. Hit each clean area with a rust converter afterwards.

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