Best plan of attack for interior floorboard surface rust?

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This rust spot has been on my mind since I recently acquired this FJ62.
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There's also a small patch closer to the driver's seat. Would sanding it and covering it with Rustoleum be enough to stop it? The area around each rust spot is pretty strong and it doesn't look like it's going to eat though any time soon.

Any recommendations?
 

Splangy

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Sanding and rustomleum will temporarily slow it down, but it won’t eliminate it. The rust will eventually come back and compromise the rustoleum, leading to further corrosion. The more rust you remove (ideally all of it), the longer the paint and corrosion protection will last. Rustoleum might buy you a little time, but high quality automotive products might last you the life of the car.
 

Splangy

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Should I look at hitting it with a wire wheel then?
It would be a good start, but you’ll need to sand it after to create a surface profile. Keep in mind that wire wheeling will likely leave a bit of rust in the pits, but it may not be an issue for a long time f kept to a minimum.
 
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