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ACE Rust stop paint...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Plymouth, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Plymouth
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    Plymouth Member

    I got a chance to wire brush all the loose paint rust etc.. on a car trailer..

    Went to Ace wanted Rustoleumn ... They only had ACE brand paint Salesman says its the same..

    Put the first coat on and it seems transparent .

    Anyone use this stuff with good results and how "many " coats are needed ...

    ACE sales man did not help with a call I made after the sell..Txs

    using the Allis Chambers Orange
  2. Mike51Merc
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    I bought ACE paint once, just ONCE. Not the same. About 3 coats ACE to one coat Krylon or Rustoleum.
  3. luckyuhaul
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    Is the marble rattling like it should?
    Shake,shake,shake.

    Then take it back and bitch slap him for selling you crap.
    Bail out, rinse,repeat.
    :mad:
  4. Plymouth
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    Plymouth Member


    Sorry I got a Gallon of paint for the trailor..

    So far one good coat on can see through it tommorrow secound coat..? hopefully big improvement..
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  5. hammerstien
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    hammerstien Member

    ace paint takes about 3 coats. It scratches really easily and fades fast. It's crap.
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    53sled Member

    Home Depot has rustoleum in large cans, always out of satin black though.
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    hey guys i know i am new here but i am also the manager of an ace hardware in northern cal. he may have sold you the wroung base what is the 6 numbers on the botom of the can? did he have to mix the color? i have used ace paint on many of my project including a tear drop trailer, frame on my rock crawler, and stands for tools i have built and have never had problems with it. the only thing i can say is bad about the ace rust stop is that it takes time to dry.
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    With apologies to roversam, I have used that paint and it is like water compared to Rustoleum. Let's be honest here, Rustoleum is the standard and anything else is a compromise. I say sand it off and start over.
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    brucer Member

    try some van sickle tractor chassis paint..
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    I just found this thread and I just finished painting my frame with this ace rust stop. Covers well and was not like water,it was kind of thick. I hope this stuff is durable.I got the same spiel from the ace guy when they did not have the semi gloss in Rustoleum. Three coats will take a while to dry. Do you think I can put some Rustoleum over this stuff it`s an alkyd enamel.Pete
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    btt

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