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Old 02-22-2010, 11:49 AM
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I would like to sand my truck down to bare metal and maintain that look without rust? I don't want to fix any dents nor paint just bare metal. What should I top coat to prevent rust, I want to the work my self no shop!

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I would like to sand my truck down to bare metal and maintain that look without rust? I don't want to fix any dents nor paint just bare metal. What should I top coat to prevent rust, I want to the work my self no shop!
...Nothing beats Permalac metal Lacquer...it has High UV,Corrotion and Humidity resistance, I have tested comun Lacquer, Enamel, Polyurethane and Permalac clears under salt water for 3 weeks, the first one to fail was the enamel, second Polyurethane automotive clear coat..normal lacquer clear hold up very good, but lasted only 2 weeks, and guess what? Permalac was just in perfect condition after 3 weeks.....
all test were performend on polished steel and the water salinity was 1.019


my next test?

POR 15 clear vs VHT wheel clear vs Permalac..
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Thank for your response any thoughts on best way to apply it?
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Thank for your response any thoughts on best way to apply it?
you can brush it or spray it like normal automotive lacquer
here is the link
http://www.permalac.com/

this stuff is made for polished metals...I have also tested on Polished galvanize steell(looks awsome, just like chrome)...
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Sweet! Any idea how many gallons to coat a 61 chevy truck?
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you can brush it or spray it like normal automotive lacquer
here is the link
http://www.permalac.com/

this stuff is made for polished metals...I have also tested on Polished galvanize steell(looks awsome, just like chrome)...
I have never thought about testing it on Polished Galvanized steel...
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I have never thought about testing it on Polished Galvanized steel...
Well Galvanized steel does not need protection from weather, But if you polished it, the looks is awsome, but it will dull with time, so I used Permalac on it to prevent that...
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