We don’t trust rust!
From Wikipedia: Rust is an iron oxide, usually red oxide formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. Rust consists of hydrated iron (as in an old Volvo), oxides Fe2O3·nH2O and iron oxide-hydroxide (FeO(OH), Fe(OH).
The next exciting stop in the restoration journey is to remove this stuff!
Since this is a unibody car it is not easy to remove and stop rust inside the “frame channels”. By dipping the whole car is rust removing acid I can get all the hidden rust dissolved and then a protective rust preventative coating can be applied.
After disassembling the doors I turned them upside down to empty out all the junk. I noticed a round copper object in the pile. I thought it was a penny. I was curious what year penny it would be.
Turns out it was a small brass or copper Volvo logo. I have never seen this before. It has very nice detailing on it. Can it be a top of a shifter? A lapel pin maybe? I button on a Volvo coveralls?? If you know, contact me!
Here is the door completely disassembled and they are going to enjoy a bath in the rust removing soup as well.
Anything that needs to be rechromed have to be completely disassembled. These are the visor arms.
The “To be chromed” box is growing. This will not be cheap!
Got some family stuff to deal with so it will be a couple of weeks until I can bring the body to the dipping company. Stay tuned.