A year ago I knocked of the worst of the exterior rust. A phosphate coating was applied to the exterior surface, and then everything was covered with Zeibart rust proofing. After that I applied a Loctite rust converter to the interior joint through 7 access holes in the bed wheel well. The rustproofing was applied indirectly to this area prior to my application of the rust converter. This was not executed as well as I'd hoped. But I still held the desperate hope that I could at least slow down the rust and hide it on the exterior with the black Zeibart applied in the pattern of a fender flare, all cheaply relative to restorative bodywork.
I didn't want to spend the money for bodywork and painting.
It didn't work very well, but here comes another winter. The rust is worse now.
I would like to find a "more aggressive" rust converter or rust isolator to apply before I install the flares. In any case, these screw on flares will improve the appearance while I continue to ponder how to re-address the actual rust in an economical manner.
If you can recommend a product that converts or isolates the rust, please let me know. I don't think the Loctite product is that good.
Thanks for your reply.