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Old 03-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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How to address light surface rust?

I will be installing new bumpers soon and I figured it would be a good time to address the minor rust I have on the frame on the back. Would I be good to just sand and paint over it? Here is what I am dealing with.



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Old 03-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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I would sand it than use a good primer. Than paint it black. I did this 2 years ago and it still looks good.
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I'm going to use por on mine , I'm gonna sand, por, then flat black to finish.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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Make sure you get ALL the rust. Any left will continue to corrode. Also I would use a rust converting primer just to be safe. Rust oleum is good stuff.
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I had that years ago,,, go to paint store and purchase a "fine" sponge sander. (Just like a rectangular sponge only coated with grit ) the sponge sander will wrap around the corners nicely,,,, gently sand the surface rust off.... Don't scrimp on cheap cans of flat black spray paint.... If you go to a Sherwin Williams, or a mom and pop, that sells paint only, they have some really nice heavy duty stuff in the back,, tell them what you're doing.. S/W has their own brand, as well as Krylon, but the industrial S/W brand kicks butt.. Mask off, and spray at least 3 coats, waiting 1/2 hour between coats... I do mine 6 years ago and no rust since!!
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Make sure you get ALL the rust. Any left will continue to corrode. Also I would use a rust converting primer just to be safe. Rust oleum is good stuff.
Sorry friend, rustoleum has been junk now for about 10 years... They found themselves way behind the EPA curve and haven't caught up yet , to other paint makers that were and are out in front of the curve..
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Sorry friend, rustoleum has been junk now for about 10 years... They found themselves way behind the EPA curve and haven't caught up yet , to other paint makers that were and are out in front of the curve..
I have never had a problem with rustoleum. I'm not sure what you are referring to as far as the "EPA curve" but you seem more informed on the topic than me so I will take your word for it. I'm sure the OP can find another suitable converter.
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Oh,, lots of new regs in the past 10 years,, VOC , regs and such..many research chemists for a handful of companies came up with new paint formulas that actually perform better than the old school,non VOC compliant, manufacturers did. But, only a handful of chemical coatings manufacturers succeeded.. Rustoleum is still catching up..
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Oh,, lots of new regs in the past 10 years,, VOC , regs and such..many research chemists for a handful of companies came up with new paint formulas that actually perform better than the old school,non VOC compliant, manufacturers did. But, only a handful of chemical coatings manufacturers succeeded.. Rustoleum is still catching up..
So Who's the best?
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I would just use an automotive flat black. Just shoot right over what is there. You can hit it with a wire brush, but it will blend in either way. If it comes back shoot it again. Flat blends in well if you need to do some touch up later.
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So Who's the best?
I'm prejudice as I work for SW, ( Krylon is SW ) ICI, ( Glidden ) PPG, or Valspar ( Valspar bought Du Pont's paint division ) that's the big three.. And the big three pay big bucks for research .. And all three have products marketed to the general retail consumer, and superior products available to commercial/industrial contractors. Most of which are available to the general retail consumer, if one knows enough to ask for it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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Great info, thanks a lot guys. I also found some small rust on the frame between the T case skid and frame. Should I use the same technique there?
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I keep up with undercarriage rust using my above methods,, eventually though I'll rent a small sandblaster, get a few bags of fine black beauty, give the rust spots a light brush blast, and repaint the entire undercarriage.. Thankfully not very harsh winters here so it's pretty easy to keep up with..
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #15
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Good idea, thanks. I just tackled the rear frame rust very easily. The other area is a little worse though so I may need to use a more aggressive approach.
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The PO had undercoated the undercarriage with the crap but the stuff is flaking off and surface rust is everywhere So with a few hours of good sunshine (rare up here) I decided to use my old welding hammer and wire brush on my cordless, went all around and removed everything that wasn't sticking to the steel right and sprayed EVERYWHERE underneath, even the gas tank belly. Looks alot better now and atleast it has a better coat of rust protection for now. Tomorrow I'm losing my jeep for 4-7 days to have the steel fenders fixed up. Will put some before and after pics of the fenders for anyone interested...
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Locktite makes a real good rust converting primer.

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