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rogerse

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Hey everybody, i just bought my first vehicle, a 2001 Ranger XLT 4x4 and it is in pretty good condition. What worries me the most is the frame. A majority of it is covered in rust, but not to the point where there are any holes or gouges. Any idea on what I could do to stop the rust and prevent it from getting any worse? I was thinking of possibly using an angle grinder with a steel brush wheel to get rid of the rust and then spray painting it or painting it with bed liner or something similar. Is that a bad idea? Or are there better solutions?

Also, how difficult is it to replace my own leaf springs?

Thanks for your help!
 


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Great! Thanks a ton!

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Por15 its expensive but does wonders for preventing rust in the future coverd my cali ranger in it as soon as i moved back to indiana
 

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And I can just paint over the rust, no need to get it down to bare metal?

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There is a acid you can put on it to stop more rust from forming but i would get any rust off that is flaking off when i did mine washed it down with the acid than painted it but it was a cali truck so it didnt have much rust at all
 

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Yeah, I'm in Wisconsin, so there's a decent amount on mine.
Thanks!

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Got to love that road salt
 

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Oh yeah!

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