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Spray paint question (rust to primer)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChevyCaGal, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Well, I have 4 days to get my junk running to make it to Blazerfest.... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Tonight I was gonna spray it down and remove the 3" of dirt settled on it... anyhow, after it dries, I plan to paint it. How well does that spray paint work, that converts rust into primer? I just bought 4 cans to shoot on my truck. I have some spots that I sanded down, and they are rusting through. The other times I simply have wire wheeled it, then put some paint on it. This time I wanna stop it. If it's crap though, I will plan to take it back tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  2. Don

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    In reality, none of that converter paint actually work's. to get rid of rust, You'll have to cut that section out, and replace it.

    For temporary fixe's primer and a coat of paint will suffice, but for the long haul, it'll have to be sectioned.

    Sorry... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    well yeah, i use the duplicolor brush on stuff on my yota and it works... but unless you like ripples you should do some sanding of the really rough crap first... good luck and take pics...
     
  4. ChevyCaGal

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    It's just surface rust, nothing major...


    I have duplicolor on my rocker panels... didn't sand a thing.... heck I barely cleaned it to camo it... I'm lazy I guess... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. dyeager535

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    if it's just surface stuff, I'd take it down to bare metal and prime/paint with spray cans.

    I don't necessarily think the rust converting stuff is bad (POR-15 seems to stick fine), but I don't think the results are nearly as consistent as priming/painting on "clean" metal. I've used other rust converting stuff before, and wherever it wasn't rusty (the surrounding metal) the stuff flaked off, and rust started again.
     
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    There is NO product that converts rust into primer...
    That's a JOKE!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Go to a hardware store..and get a wire wheel for a drill..
    hit the rust with that....
    Put some ZINC primer on it...
    Paint it!!!! I just used Krylon Rust-Tough rattle cans!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. por15-texas

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    POR-15 doesne't even "convert" rust. The METAL-READY will help remove the rust and etches the metal, creating an ideal anchor pattern for coatings such as POR-15, while simultaneously leaving a zinc phosphate film to promote chemical bonding of paint and steel as a primer base. the way POR-15 works is it attaches to the pours of Metal and cuts off the air to the metal. No Air means no rust.
     
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    Yeah, my mistake for implying POR-15 converts rust, thats not its job.

    I know I've applied it wrong before (no prep to rusty metal) but I can't complain, it's still sticking.
     
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    Have you properly "paid your dues" for advertising?

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    If not, please contact "The Man Upstairs" and make peace A.S.A.P.

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    Paid My dues ? Why yes I have. We even give discounts to members... We are a PAID member of This website and also a PAID member for sponsors.

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