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Ridding Rust without damaging exsisting paint?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54LedSled, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. 54LedSled
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 362


    Is there a product I can use to rid or stop rust that won't affect/peel my paint job around the rust area?? :)
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  2. Nothing that I am aware of,,just fix the rust. HRP
  3. 28TUDOR
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 419


    You could dab on some of that rust converter but that would just be patching the problem.
  4. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,915


    Try a CLR bath!

  5. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Are we talking about rust out or just rust stains? CLR can do wonders to remove rust stains from old cars and still retain the original paint. A search can probably pull up some amazing pictures. If that is what you are talking about.
  6. tbird37821
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
    Posts: 145


    rustmort sem # 69504 rust converter
  7. How about a pic of the "rusted " area? I have used Rustaide on small spots that did not hurt the paint.
  8. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,899


    There is a product called Evaporust.
  9. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW

    FYI - Scotchbrite and water do the same thing as Scotchbrite and CLR - without the fumes.

  10. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,992

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    If the area around "good" paint is surface rusted, most likely, the metal UNDER the paint is also being rusted. Paint that old is porous and you don't see the rust under the paint, til the paint falls off!
  11. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Try some Ospho that you can pick up at the hardware store. I used it on the 46 Ford tudor I had to remove surface rust and it has been rustfree now for the past 3 or 4 years. I just used a scotchbrite pad and scrubbed the rusted areas, and then used a clean cloth to wipe it dry. As long as you don't touch those areas they will stay pretty clean, and it doesn't hurt the surrounding painted areas.

  12. 54LedSled
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 362


    Great Info guys, I think I will start with some CLR and see where it takes me...
  13. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW

    Bought a gallon for about 25 clams at the local Ace hardware. Going to use it to treat the sheet metal on the COE after I remove as much rust as possible first (wire wheel, strip disc etc). Thread on Ospho here.

    Again there will be fumes like CLR - wear lung, eye and skin protection.

    I did just use it on the rusty rear brake drums just for a test on the COE. Getting 5 spoke wheels so the drums will show. Just used a wire wheel on a fast air-drill-motor quick to get in between the cooling fins.

    Ospho treated it overnight - a little goes a long way, then sprayed 4 or 5 coats of mat black 500 degree engine paint spray bomb. For something I didn't care that much about, really looks good. We will see how it holds up on brake drums. I used the Dupli-kote brand I had on hand, but there are others that might be a better choice like Rust-Oleum.



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  14. Ed Wrath
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 304

    Ed Wrath

    Check out the threads on here for Oxalic Acid....It works!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  15. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,465


    Yes it does. ;)

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