Now that we’ve managed to take care of the rust inside the Snail, we need to make sure it doesn’t come back. Audrey had some antirust paint left over from another project, so we decided to use it to cover the inside of the van. The project in question wasn’t a big one, so there were a lot of colours left over. In a little while, we had a motley hippie van, decked out in all sorts of colours.

 

Now that we’ve managed to take care of the rust inside the Snail, we need to make sure it doesn’t come back. Audrey had some antirust paint left over from another project, so we decided to use it to cover the inside of the van. The project in question wasn’t a big one, so there were a lot of colours left over. In a little while, we had a motley hippie van, decked out in all sorts of colours.

Antirust paint is important for a used car if there is already some damage, but you’re also giving it extra protection. Knowing that (once the coating was done) we wouldn’t have access to the floor again unless we took the van apart, it seemed important to make sure that as few surprises as possible would await us in the places we couldn’t see. Once you have taken off the rust, you mustn’t wait too long to put on the protective coating of paint, because rust is created by oxidation from the air. Even if you don’t get it wet, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that the rust will spread.


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