Tag Archives: Rust Encapsulator

  • Saving A Veterans Classic Car- Pottstown Classics Restore A Local Hero's Galaxie

    It's no secret that Pennsylvania, especially the eastern portion where we reside, is a hotbed for classic cars and the automotive culture. Over the past 1.5-2 years the Pottstown Car Club (with help from local businesses), have restored a 1967 Ford Galaxie for veteran infantryman Brad Herron. For this build the entire automotive community in the area pulled together to get Brad cruising in his Galaxie.

    The story began when Brad's wife Dina came to the Pottstown Classics to ask for their help in finishing Brad's stalled '67 Ford Galaxie project. Since serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brad was having severe post-traumatic stress disorder, making it difficult to bring the car to where he envisioned it. The club graciously agreed, and after an "Overhaulin'"-esque pickup of the car... they took it into their hands and began putting their experienced touches into the car. We at Eastwood were lucky enough to see the car taking shape as they showcased the car and progress display at the Eastwood Summer Classic Shows and other local shows. During the build we were able to donate a number of products including Thermocoustic Sound Deadener, Underhood Black, and Rust Encapsulator, etc, to help move the project along.

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    Fast forward to this past August 4th, and the Pottstown Classics delivered the car back to Brad at their monthly classic car cruise-in on High Street in Pottstown. Brad was overwhelmed with the condition of the car and the help from the community. We at Eastwood are proud to say that some of our products were donated and used on this great build. We want to thank Brad for serving for this country, and the great crew at the Pottstown Classics for seeing this project through and making a dream become a reality for this veteran.

    Do you have a similar story or build in the works? Please send us an email and we can feature your build or story on the Eastwood Blog! -Matt/EW

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  • Removing the S10 Drivetrain and Detailing the Chassis

    With all of the S10 suspension and steering components up front replaced with new Proforged parts, we needed to make the rest of the chassis and suspension look as good as the parts we put on. We decided to remove the stock Chevy V6 drivetrain first. We got some help from one of our friendly forklift drivers in the Eastwood distribution center to lift it out. The removal went pretty smoothly, but the cleanup was another story though!

    With the engine out and the mess cleaned up, I could now check tire clearance when lifting and dropping the air suspension. It quickly became evident that the tires were contacting the front cab corners when dropped. To make room, I made notches in the cab corners with the Versa Cut Plasma Cutter. With those rough cuts made, the suspension now has its full range of motion. Later on I will be making mini-tubs in the cab corners that close up the notches I cut, but still allow the tires to tuck when dropped. More on that project a little later down the road.

    Next we rolled the truck outside so we could clean and detail the chassis. I started by removing the steering box and giving it a good clean and detail with the help from Chassis Kleen and Detail Gray.

    With all of the bolt-on parts removed from the front of the S10 chassis, I moved on to cleaning and prepping it for paint. The hero of this job was our new Rust Brushes. Once I had them hooked in the drill it only took about 15-20 minutes and 2 brushes to get all of the scaly rust and messy grease off. I also found it was handy to keep the "worn out" brushes and use the pointy ends to get into the hard-to-reach spots that a fresh brush couldn't reach.

    With the major debris cleaned off, I hit everything up with Chassis Kleen, and PRE before applying Rust Encapsulator. The Encapsulator will stop any of the light rust left on the chassis from growing, and also gives a uniform finish to build off of. I then applied some Satin Chassis Black for the final tough finish. Even though I use Chassis Black quite frequently on other projects, I'm still amazed at how well this stuff sprays out of the can and how tough it is. Only problem now is that it makes all of the dirty, original parts around it look worse! I just have to keep reminding myself this is just a driver and not a show car build!

    Now that the front clip is detailed, I can move on to test fitting the mockup block and V8S10 conversion bits. Watch this space for more on that here shortly. Thanks for following!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Rubberized Undercoating and Rust Fighting Paint Combined- Eastwood Rubberized Rust Encapsulator

    Eastwood Rubberized Rust Encapsulator

    We love getting product requests from our customers. The Eastwood tech department gets hundreds of requests, ideas, and suggestions a week as each of you tackle your projects. Two of our best selling products are our Eastwood Rubberized Undercoating and Rust Encapsulator, but many of you (myself included) are on a time crunch, and the time it takes to apply (and cure) two separate products can be tedious. After an overwhelming request from our customers we decided to combine these two products into a one-step process, our new Eastwood Rubberized Rust Encapsulator. Now you can fight rust with our popular Encapsulator formula while you reapply undercoating on your vehicle. Best of all you can spray this new Encapsulator directly over rust, while basic undercoating requires you prep the surface and rid it of any rust before applying.

    Eastwood Rubberized Rust Encapsulator

    While we were designing this new one-step product we didn't just mix the two vats of product together like you may think, we took the time to test and perfect the formula to assure you get the best of both worlds. We salt spray tested this new formula for over 500 hours to assure it will stand the test of time. To compare, most "exceptional" paints and coatings have a 200-250 hour salt spray duration, and low end paints and coatings are 100-150 hours. This alone makes it a no-brainer to use on your next project!

    As always send us your ideas for new products and improvements on our current product line, we DO listen!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Brian H., Director of Marketing- What Makes Us Tick!

    A finely tuned machine- Eastwood Employees makes us tick

    We want to share the great Eastwood staff with you, our customers! We have asked them to fill out the first five questions, and then pick 5 random questions from a “Wildcard” section of questions. We allowed them to answer these however they'd like. You'd be surprised at what some of us have to say!

    1. Name and Title at Eastwood? 
Brian H., Director of Marketing

    2. What the heck do you do all day? Figure out how to get Eastwood’s unique products and content in front of as many qualified customers as possible.

    3. Did you come from an automotive background before Eastwood? What did you do before Eastwood? I’ve been fascinated with cars forever, especially older ones pre 1960, but have never had the opportunity to do a ton of work on them. Really love learning more and experimenting in small ways with our products. Before Eastwood I worked in various direct-to-consumer and retail marketing roles in a handful of industries.

    4. When not talking cars, tools, and restorations all day, what are a few of your hobbies? Spending as much time with my kids as possible, hiking and anything outside.

    5. What's your favorite Eastwood product? Why? Rust Encapsulator, because of its countless number of uses both in automotive applications and others. I use it around my house for all kinds of stuff, so the versatility is great.

    6.What's your favorite thing about working for Eastwood? Seeing the cool car pics customers send us. Also, the opportunity to see the impact our customers’ projects can have on them and their families. The husband/wife and father/son stories Eastwood is lucky enough to be associated with are truly unbelievable.

    7. What was your first car?
    1987 Volkswagen Fox. I don’t have an actual picture, but it looked something like below…not in quite as good of shape.

    VW Fox

    8. What's the first tool you reach for in the garage (what do you use most often?)
 Reciprocating saw – great multipurpose tool I use for almost anything.

    9. Name an automotive trend that you are happy died or wish would go away? While I appreciate them, I’ve never been a big fan of the El Camino.

    10. Do you have any projects going right now? What are you building, restoring, or a job you are tackling next? I absolutely need to get my peddle car done this spring. After that, on to my Agway lawn tractor. Plan to do a lot of learning and experimenting on this over the summer. Ultimately want to get it running, keep it running, and then paint it Candy Apple Red with an Eastwood Evolution Gun.

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  • How to Replace A Rusty Lower Door Skin

    When looking over Project Pile House we started seeing a lot of spots where we needed to repair rusted panels on the body. When sizing it all up, we found that many of them could be replaced with the combination of some basic hand tools and our new Patch Panel Install Kit. We decided to show you an outline of how to tackle this job on an extremely rusty door. Enjoy the video, and let us know if you have any ideas for future technical how-to videos!

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