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Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 AM
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Keeping bare metal bare

I am brand new to this forum, I have searched to see if this question has been answered already on this forum, no luck but if I missed it I apologize.

I have a small project that requires leaving steel in the raw, no paint but no rust either, like a gun metal finish. Can this be done reliably ( lasting a year or more) and how might I go about doing it.

Don't worry this is not a classic car I swear I am not ruining anything of value.

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Put it in a dry climate controlled environment.
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Are there any sort of coatings that might work?
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here's a product featured in april 2011 custom classic trucks magazine.It's called RPM or Rust Prevention Magic.Its a wax like product that prevents bare metal from rusting.Parts must be clean and rust free to start.Apply it by heating the metal to 120 degrees with a hair dryer or heat gun and then brush it on with a clean paint brush.the substance melts on to the hot part and gets into the pores of the metal preventing it from rusting.wipe the excess off with a towel and when it cools it will have an invisible barrier that prevents rust.

Now that is what the description says in the article.I want to pick some up myself to see if it works as good as it says.the place carrying this in the article is "chevs of the 40's" (800)952-0588
www.chevsofthe40s.com

I hope this helps
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Here is a spray on that can be reapplied at some point if you want.

Rad Rides Gear: Protectants
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluing_(steel)

Try bluing the item like you would a gun..Still takes a bit of maintenance though..

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Here would be my suggestion:

Squeeg’s is now offering a clear epoxy with the same characteristics as our colored suede epoxy. Our clear epoxy is designed be used over all types of metal, including bare sheet metal on cars, manifolds, wheels, brackets, fasteners, and just about anything you would like a clear finish on.
It will NOT peel and flake like urethane and enamel based clear coats.
It may also be used over the top of our colored suede (Satin Finish) epoxy. Special effects can be created using dry pearls. The possibilities are endless!
It is available in a suede or gloss finish. If you have a beautiful bare metal finish and want to show it off, coat it with our clear epoxy and drive it all you want, rain or shine, and never worry about moisture affecting the finish of your metal work!


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Clear?

The dry climate as someone suggested would be the best answer, but that may not be a viable option for you. Second to that, I would check into some type of clear. Sorry, but I don't know which would be the best for this particular project.

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Thanks for the suggestions, you have all given me a place to start. I am in South Korea so the dry climate suggestion is unfortunately impossible. Even storing inside is not at all dry in the summer my office will grow mold if I dont keep the AC on!
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I know how that is. I was in Teagu and Pusan over the summer, Terribly humid.

If you want it to just be a bare steel appearence with no rusting then use an oil of some kind. I don't know if you guys have it in Korea but I have brushed wd-40 on tons of parts before. A couple years go by and the part is still rust free and does not have the appearance of being coated.

When I wanna paint I take great care to ensure the part is throughly cleaned and I have no problems with fish eyes.
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I have used a product called Gibbs with success. I stripped the stepside bed down to bare metal on my '65 C10.

I sprayed it down with Gibbs. 6 months later it had zero surface rust. But... I do live in an arid climate (Colorado high plains) and the bed was in a covered building.

Here's a link for ya: Gibbs Brand penetrant

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Eastwood makes this Diamond Clear stuff.

Eastwood Diamond Clear Gloss/Metal Surfaces 11 oz - Metal Polishing - Metal Coating

Might be worth a shot.
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I have used a product called Gibbs with success. I stripped the stepside bed down to bare metal on my '65 C10.

I sprayed it down with Gibbs. 6 months later it had zero surface rust. But... I do live in an arid climate (Colorado high plains) and the bed was in a covered building.

Here's a link for ya: Gibbs Brand penetrant
Gibbs is the manufacturer of the one sold by troy of rad rides

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Gibbs is the manufacturer of the one sold by troy of rad rides

Why use the copy when you can use the original?
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