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Old 03-14-2004, 06:05 PM
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Rust prevention question

Hi guys,
I am going to repaint my car but I want to strip it down to bare metal because there are alot of paint chips and weld up a bunch of holes in the engine compartment. I only get to work on it during the weekend so it will be it will be stripped for awhile. So what would be the best way to prevent surface rust?

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prevent rust after stripping paint

If this is a driver you will need to strip, sand or chemically strip, and seal one section at a time till the whole thing is done. I use a rust morphing agent to seal the rust and any scratches in the steel as they will rust without etching. Then sealer primer on the just worked on area. If the project is NOT a driver keep it indoors and out of the weather and keep your bare hands off the unpainted bare steel, that will cause rust too.


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Old 03-14-2004, 06:23 PM
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if it was me, and i didn't have a spray rig, i'd use the cheap-o rattle can primer covered with some rustoleum. the cheap stuff would be great for guide coat sanding.

just know that bare primer absorbs moisture.

when your ready to paint, sand it down, degrease, and you ought to be ready to go.

but, with the good epoxy primers available, i'd imagine you could cover it with that, and not worry about a halfarse top coat. how much you wanna spend is gonna dictate what you go with.

oh, and you might try some phospho coating, there are several brands available, i'm using the metal ready from por15. but it alone will not prevent rust.

and when you weld up the holes in your engine compartment, dont forget to treat the under side too. i didn't and now have another reason to re-repaint my truck.
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Thanks for the reply. The car will be sitting in my garage the whole time but I was just worried about humidity causing it to rust.

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