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Old 05-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Rust Question

I ran a search and read through a couple of threads, but I'd like to get some opinions. I've got several places on the undercarriage and a good scratch on the rock rail that were taken to bare metal from rocks and are beginning to rust. I'd like to get them touched up to prevent further corrosion

My original thought was that I'd need to sand any rust spots back to bare metal and then spray with something like Rustoleum.

It sounds like there might be some other products out there that advertise an ability to bond to the rust and then seal, preventing the need to sand.

Has anyone used either of these? What works best for you all when touching stuff up after wheeling?

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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in the uk we have "waxoyl". Its a wax that you can brush or spray on , you just have to get the loose dust/muck off. It coats the metal, kills and seals the old rust.

And is a very easy DIY job. Can spray it in all the nooks and crannys.
I shall be treating most of my undercarriage with it pretty soon.
There must be an equivalent in the USA.
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I ran a search and read through a couple of threads, but I'd like to get some opinions. I've got several places on the undercarriage and a good scratch on the rock rail that were taken to bare metal from rocks and are beginning to rust. I'd like to get them touched up to prevent further corrosion

My original thought was that I'd need to sand any rust spots back to bare metal and then spray with something like Rustoleum.

It sounds like there might be some other products out there that advertise an ability to bond to the rust and then seal, preventing the need to sand.

Has anyone used either of these? What works best for you all when touching stuff up after wheeling?
You can use a product like a Rust Converter to make the surface paintable, then just spray it with some black paint. I would recommend that if you had a few big spots to do, and if the rust was more than a little bit of surface rust.

If you have just some smaller areas, simply sand it off and get a nice bare metal finish. Then get a good black paint or even better, some spray on bedliner and coat the rails with it.

Hope this helps!

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