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10-22-2012 07:19 AM
deadbodyman Ospho drys clear..,it wont shine like clear but you cant tell its on there either, it just looks like bare metal
10-21-2012 09:47 AM
motocycledog Yeah it needs to be crystal clear.
10-21-2012 09:27 AM
Chevymon Ospho won't work for the OP, he is looking for a crystal clear coating that will protect his metal
10-21-2012 07:30 AM
deadbodyman Come on you guys ...Theres only one product that'll do this and do it cheap too and thats Ospho It not only removes rust it'll keep bare metal rust free for years if its inside ,if its out in the rain and eliments 4-6 mon...at 20 dollars a qt its the onlyone I'd go with...Although that clear epoxysounds interesting although I never use epoxy unless I use Ospho first just hit the search button at the top of the page and enter "Ospho" everything you need to know is right here including adhesion tests and directions on using it properly...
10-21-2012 12:24 AM
Chevymon Kills two birds with one stone.
I suggested that because Troy provides a good endosement of the product.
10-20-2012 08:46 PM
lakeroadster
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Originally Posted by Chevymon View Post
Gibbs is the manufacturer of the one sold by troy of rad rides

Why use the copy when you can use the original?
10-13-2012 05:35 PM
Chevymon
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Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
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

10-13-2012 03:42 PM
rusthater89 Eastwood makes this Diamond Clear stuff.

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

Might be worth a shot.
10-13-2012 03:08 PM
lakeroadster 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

10-12-2012 07:06 PM
rusthater89 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.
10-09-2012 07:50 PM
motocycledog
Thanks

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!
10-09-2012 06:00 PM
WriterDennis
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.

Dennis W. Parks
Author of automotive how-to books
10-09-2012 05:40 PM
35WINDOW 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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10-09-2012 01:25 PM
OneMoreTime http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluing_(steel)

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

Sam
10-09-2012 10:10 AM
Chevymon Here is a spray on that can be reapplied at some point if you want.

Rad Rides Gear: Protectants
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