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Old 12-29-2012, 11:20 AM
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refinishing small parts

I have a bunch of small parts from my project, a 1970 Datsun pickup. Parts like these hood catches, and latches.

They were rusty, and in some cases the moving parts were stuck solid from rust, but I have removed the rust on one by electrolysis, and from the other by using molasses solution, in a crock pot, to keep it warm. Then a light wire brushing. They are currently in the house, where it is warm, and dry

These originally had a zinc coating on them, a yellowish color. I would like to duplicate that, if possible, but more importantly, I do not want them to rust again. I know I can epoxy prime, then paint them any color. I also believe Eastwood sells a sprayable coating that imitates the yellowish color.

They do have some moveable parts on them. I would rather not dissassemble them any farther, they are riveted together, but obviously the threaded parts I can take apart.

Has any one had experience with the Eastwood coating? Is it rust preventive?

How would you guys finish these types of parts?
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