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Rust on Stainless steel panels
#1
Hi, I have been storing my Delorean in an old shed at my buddys house for a few years. I just bought a new house with a big good garage to keep it in. got it home for over a week ago. Yesterday i decided to wash my car after beeing stored in that big old dark n dusty shed. seems like some "rust dust" from old rusty nails and panels from the shed fell onto the stainless steel panels and started rusting. took me a few hours to scrub it all off with these "rags" provided in the stainless steel cleaner kit. on a small spot on my hood i could see some small pittings in the stainless steel where i brushed some rust. Should i spot sandblast these pittings? to be sure it does not ruin the stainless steel? anyone with experience in this area? And no, I have not been using steel wool on the panels!
1981 DMC Delorean VIN 1598
2004 Peugeot Partner
x1979 Pontiac Trans Am
x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
x2002 VW Multivan
x2001 Peugeot Partner
x2007 Peugeot 307
x1995 Fiat Punto S55
x1966 Lincoln Continental
x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
x1982 Porsche 944
x1988 Audi 100 2.0E
x1986 VW Jetta GL
x1982 Audi 80
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#2
I would give ChrisN a ring down at P.J.Grady's as I'm sure he will know the answer to this one. If I was to guess I dont think spot sandblasting would be a great idea, probably the way to do it is to have the area or bonnet re-brushed. Though it may be worth trying some scotch-brite pads first, these can work well.
Chris
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#3
Ok. Ive been using the scotch brite pads from the stainless steel cleaner kit.
1981 DMC Delorean VIN 1598
2004 Peugeot Partner
x1979 Pontiac Trans Am
x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
x2002 VW Multivan
x2001 Peugeot Partner
x2007 Peugeot 307
x1995 Fiat Punto S55
x1966 Lincoln Continental
x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
x1982 Porsche 944
x1988 Audi 100 2.0E
x1986 VW Jetta GL
x1982 Audi 80
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#4
It is almost cetain that the rust "dripping" onto the stainless has pitted it. I have seen it several times on cars that have been poorly stored.
Forget any sort of blasting, that will rip off as much good metal as it does bad.. It needs polishing out by a skilled metal polisher who knows what he is doing. ( I employ 4 at my Chome Plating buisness) and have been metal polishing for 30 years, but not much good to you in Norway. Chris Nicholson would be my man of choice..but again distance is the issue.

I have succefully got rid of similar marks by a bit of DIY polishing. Get a piece of decent quality polihsing belt about 60 grit and very carefully push it up and then down the grain, over the mark, being very careful not to let it move sideways. Do that a few times and view the result. you can then use the same bit of belt with a bit of stainless steel cleaner as lubricant. then clean off the area and poish a bigger area with normal cleaner.
DON'T alow the BELT to move sideways at any time or it look a RIGHT mess!
Chris Parnham in Derby  historian@deloreans.co.uk
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#5
Thanks for your replySmile
1981 DMC Delorean VIN 1598
2004 Peugeot Partner
x1979 Pontiac Trans Am
x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
x2002 VW Multivan
x2001 Peugeot Partner
x2007 Peugeot 307
x1995 Fiat Punto S55
x1966 Lincoln Continental
x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
x1982 Porsche 944
x1988 Audi 100 2.0E
x1986 VW Jetta GL
x1982 Audi 80
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