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I like Rust Restorer, (simuliar to por15) but cheaper. This paint is tough. Paint right over rust, very hard, great gloss finish. Not to big on the idea of corrosion covering materials, I sandblast or grind all rust out, then paint this over it.
Mainly used on frames, firewalls, but could easily be sprayed on panels.
35$ a quart
Eric 1999 F350 4x4 Super Duty, Crew Cab Long Bed,7.3 Diesel, 6 speed, 4'' Diamond Eye exhaust, 4040 Aeroturbine, Dipricol Optix-boost and pyrometer, AIH delete, Hutch and harpoon, Tuff Country Add a Leaf
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The guys have given you good options for a rust paint, but as for the converters, I prefer either Ospho or Metal Ready. Ospho has a longer curing time than Metal Ready, but both work very good. I've used both on our 1941 PU and on many other projects. Oshpo is much cheaper and easier to come by. You can find it at most any paint store and I get mine at Home Depot.
Mind you though, it is just a converter. You will still need to paint over it to help keep the rust from returning.
Do a search of this forum for Ospho and you should find much information.
Thanks for the info every little bit helps.Im trying to get the best stuff for my 79 f100 4x4 and do it rite the first time so i dont have to keep going back to the same spot to do it over again.Thanks
If you are not going to sand blast. Use picklex the rust bullet. Nothing else comes close. Stay away from those products that turn black. they are junk. If you are going to sand blast do the same picklex and rust bullet. Follow directions.
mud, I use OSPHO all of the time and have for years. IT's cheap, covers alot of surface, can be brushed or sprayed on, and can be painted ovre with minimal prep ( just remove white residue). I restored the frame on my 84 Bronco, and have several pics at superford.org I also have some pics of OSPHO vs "Restore" rust converter. That product is fair, leaves a clear, hard coating and a black color, can be painted over. JSM84
Most auto parts and some harware stores will have OSPHO. May have to search a few places to find it, and don't be fooled by imitations. Cost should be no more than $20/gallon, it's like $15/gal here at the local NAPA. Alot of it gets used here along the Gulf Coast.
I tried to post a link to my SFO gallery, but it failed. Go to www.superford.org (or www.supermotors.org), and look in my gallery for the 84 Bronco under axle pics and rustproofing frame.
Randy Zrubek, Justshootme84
I found something at Advanced Auto called Right Stuff. It looks like green koolaid. I pulled my front suspension apart and while it was out I cleaned the grease and dirt with a power washer. I then sprayed this stuff on it and let it sit over night. The next morning the metal was smooth and almost a gloss black. There wasn't alot of rust there to start off with but a 30 year old i beam has a little. I wasn't worried about them rusting through but I thought that they would look better not rust red. I was very pleased. The felt like they were new. No pits and they looked real good. The best part is the stuff cost 4.98 per quart. Now, everthing that I see that has rust starting or developed I spray with this stuff. I will go back and repair the serious stuff latter but I feel like at least the rust has stopped where I spray it for now.
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