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Old 07-08-2013, 07:43 PM
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Frame/Axle Rust Converter and Paint

I am in the middle of a frame off restoration/repower of a Jeep Wrangler and have a situation I would appreciate some advice about.

I went over the frame with a wire brush on a drill motor to get off the surface rust then primed with a Rustoleum type primer followed (primer was aged for several weeks and seemed very hard) by a top coat of an equipment enamel paint.

The axles I used a rust converter product and then painted with the same equipment enamel paint.

In the recent hot and humid weather I am getting what appears to be rust popping through on both the frame and the axles. It appears to be on the surface with more of an issue on both the rough castings of the axles and the rougher frame areas (several new sections welded into the frame do not seem to be similarly affected).

Is this a symptom of my not getting enough coverage with the top coat of enamel?

Any recommendations how to proceed would be appreciated.

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could it be metal particals from wire wheeling or gringing sitting on top of the paint that simply started rusting? or is it under the paint? for instance the top of the axle would have rust specks but the bottom doesnt????
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It seems to be on the high spots of the rough surfaces rather than the low spots you would anticipate might capture particles. I will try to determine if it is "under" the paint or voids in the paint next weekend when I get back home.
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I am in the process of stripping the build up of crud off my 49 Ford 2 door frame. I am using the Eastwood frame kit with a cleaner before to get the grease and old oil residue off. It seems to be holding up well and really is worth the cost. It is supposed to seal in the rust and stop it. We used it on our last project a 73 Scout II and it is holding up well. We put it on over rustoleum an it didn't seem to mind and is about a year old and still looks great.
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