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Old 01-06-2013, 07:55 PM
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Default Rubber undercoating under battery.

This is a good idea to do if your car is starting to rust where the battery sits.

Step1: remove the battery.

Step2: disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator and remove the 13mm bolt that hold down the battery tray/overflow bottle. after that you should be looking like this.



Step3: Use a scraper to knock off loose paint/dirt and rust. Then i used a wire wheel in a drill to scuff off most of the rust and 80 grit sand paper.


Step4: after you have gotten the surface scuffed and sanded and cleaned. Start taping up everything you dont want covered.

Step5: (optoinal) Prime the area


Step6: After primer dries apply your rubber under coating. (let it dry real good before going any farther)

(note) you dont have to appy it as high up as I did on the inner fender hump.

Step7: untape


step8: you should be able to start putting you overflow/battery tray back in and reinstall your battery and your done.

Now your car will be protected from rust in this area. hope this thread is helpfull thanks for veiwing. Now go mod somthing!
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It was much worse under the battery on my brother's chicken. Had to weld in some metal and a nut so the overflow tank would have something to bolt to. We also had some rust under the White Camaro as well. Just make sure you get the underside of it as well.
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Nice work Brent, and I thought mine looked bad cause the paint was rubbed threw in places.
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It was much worse under the battery on my brother's chicken. Had to weld in some metal and a nut so the overflow tank would have something to bolt to. We also had some rust under the White Camaro as well. Just make sure you get the underside of it as well.
Yes I did do the underside as well.

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Nice work Brent, and I thought mine looked bad cause the paint was rubbed threw in places.
Thanks, yeah mine has been bugging me for a while.
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Great idea, thanks for putting this up. I have the same rust problem in the exact area and whenever i pop the hood at car shows, that spot is there just mocking me. Definitely gonna try this.
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Great idea, thanks for putting this up. I have the same rust problem in the exact area and whenever i pop the hood at car shows, that spot is there just mocking me. Definitely gonna try this.
Awesome man.
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Nice permanent fix for an all too common problem.
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Nice permanent fix for an all too common problem.
Yes it was really bothering me.
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