Attn: Auto Body People
The fog light brackets and the light housings on my 90 are horribly rusted and corroded. I want to repaint them but they are going take a lot of prep work. I've begun to grind the rust from one of the brackets but this is taking too long and not doing a thorough enough job. Maybe I'm watching too much TV but on an episode of American Hot Rod, they dipped an entire car (the "Junkyard Dog") in an acid bath. This sounds like it will work for me.
So I have three questions:
Generally, where can this work be done? I looked in the yellow pages but could not find any specific listing. Quite frankly, I really don't know what to look for. There are a number of plating companies in my area, chrome and what not. Would they have this capibility?
Also the light housings are a softer type of metal. I call it "pot metal". I not sure if that is what it'* called. Will this material survive an acid dip?
Lastly, are there any other home remidy type of solutions that are relatively easy and safe to do at home? I once read about a guy that used lye to remove rust and another that used electrolysis to restore a 100 year old horseshoe.