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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lostone, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,358

    from kansas

    Here in Kansas it's been raining like every other day for the last 6 weeks or more and the humidity is thru the roof.

    With all the metal work, welding and grinding I've been doing I'm having some bad time with surface rust setting in quickly. Weld and grind today, rust Saturday.

    So my question is what do you guys use to protect the bare metal between work sessions? I thought about going with etching primer or standard primer and just sanding it off on the next area/weld the next time I'm working on it.

    Right now the surface rust is starting to out pace me !!

    Tired of all the rain and humidity !!
  2. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,243

    from NKy

  3. Trojan Magnum.

    On metal?paint.
  4. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,867

    Bandit Billy

    car condoms o_O
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Vimtage Iron

    Soon as I saw the title, I knew it wouldn't take long.
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  6. ^^^^^ He said "long".
  7. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,605


    dehumidifier, and I only hang out with clean, older women
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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  9. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Cause ya feel better...but in reality you could go econo...
  10. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  11. Having a fan running in the room to keep the air moving goes a long way towards keeping surface rust from forming on your projects, fasteners, etc
    Does not have to be a wind storm- a simple ceiling fan or box fan running on slow to medium speed will really help.

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  12. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,997


    When I had my shop in Florida that was a almost year around problem . We would cover our projects with a clean white sheet and keep one of those little package's of Damp Rid desiccant .
    it worked for us. Do not use fabric softener on the sheets, it can transfer the softener to the metal and cause paint issues.
    Just fold up the sheets and put them in something and they actually stay fairly clean for quite a while.
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  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,706

    from Michigan

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  14. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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    I keep 2 dehumidifiers running in my shop and nothing rusts. It's simple and it works, just drain them outside and you don't have to empty the pans.
  15. I too use a dehumidifier, it not only helps with the moisture in the air but also helps prevent mildew. HRP
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  16. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,358

    from kansas

    Thanks guys, hadn't thought about using a fan to keep air moving.

    Dehumidifier is another good idea.

    Even my concrete floor is sweating all the time. The ground around here is saturated and rain is just standing in ditches etc. My yard feels like a marsh.
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  17. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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    Gibbs. And window unit a/c. My floor will sweat condensation is so bad.
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  18. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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    The sweating concrete floor is another reason why you should run the dehumidifier. You can buy them for about 200 bucks at Lowe's or Home Depot. I dont know how big your shop is but two cover 2700 sq ft easily for me.

    If, however, you are working with the shop doors up your RH is going to be high when the ambient is high. You would be able to dehumidify overnight but once you open the door, you're right back to ambient RH. A.C. helps with the dehumidifying process and helps keep it low.
  19. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,997


    My floors didn't sweat as I was on a sand hill down in Florida, but our race shop in Ga. did. When we would put our late model dirt late model on jack stands it would drip moisture off the chassis unless we put a big piece of old carpet under the car.
    When you poured your floors did you put a vapor barrier under the concrete? Maybe that's why my shop in Florida didn't. Because the guy who built it made sure it had one.
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  20. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
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    King ford
    from 08302

    Wife is past protection needed!
  21. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

  22. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Back door no baby
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    I’m not offended by remarks like this, but really where are the moderators on this thread?
  24. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,207


    Very low humidity here. Doing absolutely nothing to prevent rust in the shop.

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  25. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 412

    from NJ

    I think I may be missing something here. I have a metal prep that was a descendent of Capt. Lee's metal prep. This prep was designed to keep cars rust free until they got to a paint booth. There is no water rinse so flash rusting would not occur and is been around for years.
  26. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

    Sounds like the left hand doesn't know about the right one:rolleyes:
  27. 12 gauge pump and two German Shepherds.
  28. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    I also use Trojan till I got old and they don't make it Xsmall
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  29. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,253

    from KY, AZ

    I keep a ceiling fan running on high all the time and fans blowing across the garage at mid and floor level plus a Dehumidifier. I also take old carpeting and place it under and around the cars but strategically cut them so I can remove sections and create paths for engine stands, lifts etc.

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