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Rust prohibitor besides POR15?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ArtofHotRod, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ArtofHotRod
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 467


    What is good to cover Rust besides POR15 that can be brushed on ???
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  2. retroridesbyrich
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,872

    from Central NC

    I've tried Rust Bullet.
  3. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    good old Rustoleum thinned with Acetone.
  4. ArtofHotRod
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 467


    What about PPG Flexed "N" Flat Clear<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!--Session data--><input onclick="if(typeof(jsCall)=='function'){jsCall();}else{setTimeout('jsCall()',500);}" id="jsProxy" type="hidden">

  5. I've given this one a shot also, good price and easy to use.
  6. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,150

    big duece
    from kansas

  7. rustyironman
    Joined: Mar 26, 2011
    Posts: 474


    Valspar industral vinc-rich primer used to be absolutely wonderful. Then, it became impossible to find at a reasonable price. Now I just use rustoleum.

    In my opinion, POR15 is overrated, considering the price and trying it years ago.
  8. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Rustoleum is the old way but surely there is a better product out. Rust Bullet seems to be the answer, but I'd like to hear more feedback on it.
  9. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Rust Destroyer - paint on or rattle can - got mine at Home Depot and works great....

  10. delaware1930
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
    Posts: 105

    from Delaware

    What are you tring to do paint it or just keep it from rusting while you are working on it?
  11. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,944


    I've used Rust Bullet with great success.

    Check out their website for the salt water spray test results. Pretty impressive.
  12. Adam.Perrault
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 124

    from Phoenix AZ

    Rust Guard from Wurth... Stuff works great. Have it on the frame of my hot rod, went on over surface rust and has held up great for 3 years.
  13. Flathead Johnny
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 744

    Flathead Johnny
    from MA

    just bought $200 of POR15 product for my frame/engine and feel it is overpriced but people swear by it, i also bought their ford red engine enamel and am very happy with it
  14. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 882

    from Midway NC

    Where do you find Rust Bullet at? I've used some of Rustoleum rust inhibator on my tailgate with success also. Not really cheap though.
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,238


    K.B. coatings -or K.B.S. coatings or something like that. Word has it that this K.B.guy was the guy that invented POR-15. He sold out and now is on his own. Google it and I've heard that it is as good -or- better than POR 15 and less expensive.

    Don't get this shit on your skin, it takes days and days to wear off.

  16. one37tudor
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 146


    I use both rust bullet and POR-15. I like to use the thicker rust bullet to paint flat areas or other areas where it is easy to get good coverage. The rust bullet is not as bad to your system if you breath any of the fumes.

    I use the POR-15 in areas where you can not get to very well with a brush. It is very thin and it will just run down into seams providing some protection where it would otherwise not be possible to get to.

  17. ArtofHotRod
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 467


    Looking for something in a Clear color to cover surface rust
  18. woodypecker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 300


    I have had very good luck with chassis saver but I think it is very similar to POr-15. It does not come in clear. I have used gloss black and silver.
  19. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Go to a ppg dealer ask them about a phosphate coating and then a metal conditioner ,
  20. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    An elderly lady stopped me as I was climbing out of my '41 at the grocery store. she wanted to chat old cars, and wouldn't let up. (ever have one of those?) when she saw my rust spots, she told me to go to the NAPA store and pick up some "Extends". She swears by it, and has for years.
  21. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,145


    I like KBS coatings too.
  22. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 862

    Dan in Pasadena

    Just bought some of this but haven't used it yet. I have also heard great things about the MasterSeries stuff.
  23. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

    I was thinking the same question about a good product that will help stop rust. I actually want to do the inside of my rear quarters on my 55. It is a huge area that I think needs some attention. I was wondering if anyone has run POR or any other rust inhibator products through a shwarts gun?
  24. Loppy
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 422


    From reading this thread, I'm guessing you want to keep the rusty, old, weathered, patina'd look? Any decent cost effective clear, with or without a flattening agent, will get you where you want to be...for a little while anyway until the rust progresses. And it will.

    Eventually you'll have to address the issue by painting it niiiiice, fauxtina, drive as-is, or sell it.

    POR-15 comes in clear! Just to be informative, POR-15 made by POR-15, Inc./Resto Motive Laboratories Inc. POR-15 is a sealer. It's NOT UV stable, so exposure to the sun will cause it to degrade and loose it's effectiveness. It has to be top coated to make it UV stable. You have to use one of their specially formulated top coats, or use their Tie-Coat Primer as an adhesion promoter for use with other brand top coats (extra work). It's all on their web site,

    Rust Guard is literally POR-15 with the Wurth label on the can. Really! More expensive too! I've proof. I saved a label in a build file from an old project of mine. They just cut/paste the text given to them from POR-15, and left in the POR-15 name, opps! Very deceptive if you ask me. Still a good product though.

    In my opinion, this isn't the right product for your project. Yes it will "seal", is UV stable, and in-part prevent air (oxygen) from progressing the existing rust, but it will win. Flexed "N" Flat IS convenient because it's pre-mixed, but you really don't need the "Flex" agent in it. I'm assuming you want the "Flat" look right?

    A phosphate (Ospho or similar) product will cause the rust to turn into a chalky grey or grey/white powder. It's the chemical result of the phosphoric acid converting the rust to iron phosphate. Leaving it will cause adhesion problems. Using an additive method with "metal conditioners" will affect adhesion, also.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  25. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,191


    Best product i've ever used is called Extend used to buy it out on the left coast but cant find it here in the south. Clean rust down to solid material apply Extend and then a good epoxy sealer, fill, prime, paint
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