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Old 05-11-2016, 06:45 PM   #11
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That stuff should work way better.
True, but have you read the prep instructions? A bit of work.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:02 PM   #12
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True, but have you read the prep instructions? A bit of work.
It does, but like many things, much of the effort is in the prep work, and if it results in a better finished product, it can be well worth it.

I would be more than willing to pay for a better, tougher finish on my trailer frame, which seems to be the weakest link to keeping your trailer looking top notch.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:13 PM   #13
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I wonder if you are getting some sort of metallic reaction between your metal box and the frame causing premature deterioration?
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Can you get the rust off manually before applying Rustoleum or similar, or you just paint that stuff right over? No metal primer?
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I have always used a wire brush on a drill on the older Scamp frames prior to shooting the rustoleum. Works pretty well. I'll be redoing the bumper on the new 19 soon with the same process.
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Can you get the rust off manually before applying Rustoleum or similar, or you just paint that stuff right over? No metal primer?
Suggest you Google POR 15 and read the prep and prep materials. My understanding you you have to remove all down to bare metal. Then you apply a Prep product for POR 15 and finally you apply the product.
I'm just going to keep touching up with Tremclad.
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:07 PM   #17
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Can you get the rust off manually before applying Rustoleum or similar, or you just paint that stuff right over? No metal primer?
No metal primer is required. Obviously the more rust you take off the smoother and better the finished appearance. But no grinding down to bare shiny metal is required.

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No metal primer is required. Obviously the more rust you take off the smoother and better the finished appearance. But no grinding down to bare shiny metal is required.

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Are we still discussing POR 15 or Rustoleum / Tremclad?
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:55 PM   #19
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I have always used a wire brush on a drill on the older Scamp frames prior to shooting the rustoleum. Works pretty well. I'll be redoing the bumper on the new 19 soon with the same process.
Was the drill a rechargeable one? I prefer to do such things without power tools but that just seems necessary many times. I wonder how well using a brush would work manually. Probably just use sandpaper. I have bought power sanders and such and then don't use them.
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Are we still discussing POR 15 or Rustoleum / Tremclad?
I asked about Rustoleum or similar.
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