When I first opened up the trunk area of my MGB GT and removed the miscellaneous tools and spare tire I was somewhat shocked by what appeared to be some serious rust issues. Things just didn’t look great, lots of corrosion on the bolts, built up grunge everywhere, I guess what you can expect from a 1967 MGB. I tackled the mess a few days ago and after hitting the area with your typical engine cleaners and anything else I could find wasn’t feeling very hopeful. Nothing would take the crud off.

Time to get serious! I grabbed a can of the highly toxic crud eating formula that I use to clean router bits and table saw blades. An hour later after numerous applications and a few good rinses everything’s looking pretty good. Unfortunately it does tend to etch the paint a little but as I’m going to be repainting the trunk area anyway this won’t be a problem. Check out the before and after photos.

Grunge in the trunk area of my MGB GT, doesn't look very nice!
Grunge in the trunk area of my MGB GT, doesn’t look very nice!
My MGB GT trunk area after cleaning with a heavy duty router and saw bit cleaning solution
My MGB GT trunk area after cleaning with a heavy duty router and saw bit cleaning solution

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