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Old 11-05-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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Looking for a good paint I can use on the trailers step and trailer side of the bumper, both seem to catch a lot of road stones chipping the heck out of the paint and rusting. Repainted both with Rustoleum last winter and they are in need of it again. Anyone know of anything better then Rustoleum?
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #2
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Bob - I have better luck with keeping rust away (at least for a while) if I use some of the special rust converting stuff like this:Permatex followed by a few top coats of paint.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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Thanks Eric, I see POR-15 has a "starter kit" which may be enough for this job. Anyone tried POR-15?
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:45 PM   #4
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Thanks Eric, I see POR-15 has a "starter kit" which may be enough for this job. Anyone tried POR-15?
Haven't tried that one but had an autobody place use a version on this Rust Bullet and the rusty frame of an older Tacoma and it worked very well. Very expensive though. The autobody place was impressed with how well it lasted.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks Eric, I see POR-15 has a "starter kit" which may be enough for this job. Anyone tried POR-15?
Yes, it's very popular among the car building crowd. Especially for space frames made from thin wall tube. A little rust on those can write-off the frame.

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Old 11-05-2015, 07:14 PM   #6
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Rust Bullet or KBS work great I have used both on old sports cars.

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I have used Por-15 on the pan of my 73 beetle three years ago it seems to have held up well - I live on a cinder road so the pan has seen some abuse by the cinders. Dan
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:59 PM   #8
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I like to use Chassis Black. Knock the rust off with a steel brush and brush it on. It is pricey but works great, it does have to be top coated. It doesn't have much UV protection
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I wish having them spraying Line X on the frame prior to assembly was an option. For those of us in the northeast where they use chemicals on the road in the winter, it would be a great protectant.
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Rough guess puts that at a $2,000 option.
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