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  • HAWK
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    Originally posted by 90blackcrx
    I have a few peices that are waiting to be painted, was curious if anyone had any tips to prevent rust ?

    WD-40 ? Grease ?

    90blackcrx,

    Walmart makes their brand of spray paint called "Colormatch" and according to the can directions and the company that produces it Rust-O-Leum just cannot compare. In my experience I believe it! I use it clean as well as surface rusted metals. It covers mill scale and I have seen no rust issues even after being out in the weather for several months. No primer is required. Awesome!

    I know the WD or Tri-Flo penetrant works well to prevent rust. However, this paint is not very expensive and performs better than anything I have ever used from a can.

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  • MAC702
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    Originally posted by tailshaft56
    What came first Askandy or OCC?
    I've never seen OCC. AskAndy has been here since September 2002. Andy and I have been here since then; don't know who else...

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  • Tailshaft56
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    Originally posted by ASKANDY
    Basically it get's completely assembled and then taken apart to clean and paint.

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    What came first Askandy or OCC?

    Dennis

    Sorry but just had to ask. Maybe this would be a good puzzler for Click and Clack.

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  • ASKANDY
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    Yea, WD does it for me. I spray my chassis jig down every once in awhile and my bare chassis stuff after welding. It usually is quite awhile before the chassis is ready for paint cause it has to get all the final assembly stuff fit and brackets welded. Basically it get's completely assembled and then taken apart to clean and paint.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Don't touch it on a hot humid summer day with bare hands. It will rust by the next day. I usually cover everything with WD40 for a few days. I use WD40 on my welding fixtures also...Bob

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  • Sberry
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    No, it wont weaken it.

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  • 90blackcrx
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    Thats a good idea, but in my case I can't do all that. Number 1 would be, once the primer is sanded off, it would create a little lip, causing me to sand a lot more then I would want to.

    Surfrace rust will not weaken material right

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  • MAC702
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    Sometimes, I degrease and prime my steel right after I buy it.

    Then, when I need it, I cut it to size and sand off the primer about an inch from where any welds will be.

    After assembly, I touch up the primer, including all the joints and then give it the final paint color.

    Usually I just do that with easily rusted steel, like tubing.

    The hot rolled lasts long enough in my dry climate not to even worry about.

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  • 90blackcrx
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    Stopping rust on raw metal

    I have a few peices that are waiting to be painted, was curious if anyone had any tips to prevent rust ?

    WD-40 ? Grease ?
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