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Primer or not?

Just a quick question for those more knowledgeable than me. (ie. most of you guys.)

I'm doing a resto-mod on a Jag sedan to use as a driver. Under the car, there are some metal pieces with various amounts of rust. These parts, brackets, fuel lines, sheet metal, etc., will end up exposed to the usual CT salt-sand abrasive slush in the winter.

I have a blast cabinet so I can clean them but most of them have still got some areas of paint and lots of them I'd rather not remove; I'd rather clean them in place. I usually clean them and sand off loose rust then treat the remaining rust with a rust converter.

The question is, can I then paint them with a rust preventative paint like "Rust Mort" or should I prime them first then paint them? The goal is to end up with a really protected daily driver, not a show car.

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Best protection is a true epoxy primer, one that has a very good reputation for durability and cost.

Southern Polyurethane

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I've used rust mort years ago,ospho works much better..scuff it up after it drys (24-48 hrs) and shoot some epoxy on it,if you reduce it down to a sealer consistency,it'll flow better into the nooks and crannies better and you can paint without any further sanding or prep work.,,,but its just for protection so an orange peely surface really doesnt matter one way or another... but prime it for sure....
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