If your truck is starting to get rusty on the undercarriage, you need to treat the rust right away or it will take over your entire vehicle and eventually lead to its demise. Here is what you are going to need to do to get the rust off of your truck.
#1 Prepare Your Truck
The first thing you are going to need to do is make sure that your truck is parked on a flat and solid surface and that you have the parking brake on. Next, your truck needs to be raised with jacks so that you can access the undercarriage. If you only have one set of jacks, you should raise the front of your vehicle and put bricks or wood behind the rear wheels to ensure that your vehicle stays safe.
#2 Take Off The Rust
Second, now that your truck is elevated, you need to work to get rid of the rust that is already present. You are going to want to wear protective eyewear, a mask, and gloves. You should also wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
Once you are physically prepared, you are going to need to find a stiff wire brush use to remove the rust. You are going to want to slide under your vehicle and use the stiff wire brush to loosen and remove the rust on the undercarriage of your vehicle. This is a time consuming task; the more rust on the underside of your vehicle, the longer this step will take.
#3 Clean The Undercarriage
Third, you need to clean the undercarriage of your vehicle. This can be a little tricky. You are going to want to purchase some grease and wax remover and some work rags. Apply the grease and wax remover to the rags, and rub it into the undercarriage of your vehicle. You want to apply this to all the surfaces on the undercarriage of your vehicle, even the ones that you didn't remove rust from. This step is preparing you for applying the anti-rust coating to the bottom of your vehicle.
#4 Anti-Rust Coating
Fourth, to protect your vehicle in the long term, you are going to need to apply an anti-rust coating to the area that you just cleaned. For this step, you are going to need a paint tray and a paint brush. You are going to paint on the anti-rust coating to your vehicle. You are going to want to apply at least two coats of this coating and to wait for the coating to dry in between each coat.
Once the anti-rust coating is dry, take your truck off the jacks and lower it to the ground. Your truck should be protected for the time being from any more rust developing on the undercarriage.
For more information, contact local professionals like Collisions Plus Performance.