Best rust preventer?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by olley, May 11, 2009.

  1. olley

    olley Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,710
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi guys behind my locker doors the front of the lockers are faced in steel sheet badly painted, in some areas over rust from new. I have wire brushed them and removed all the loose rust, and then intend to Hammerite them, but is their a better way that will last?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. ginge61

    ginge61 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    n/wales
    i norm give it a coat of zinc 182 from a motorfactors good stuff then hamarite it :thumb:
     
  3. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
  4. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,196
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Europe
    Or never use it and keep it in dry barn:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    I go with hammerite BTW
     
  5. 45eEver

    45eEver Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    1
    If it's out of sight Waxoyl it after painting, it only needs a thin coat.

    Owatrol Oil is a rust preventer that mixes with oil based paints.
    Much loved product in the marine industry.

    It improves the way oil paint spreads, makes it easier to paint and to get a better finish.

    Neat Owatrol Oil penetrates rust, and then soldifies.
    You can overpaint with oil based paints.
    You may well be able to overpaint with Hammerite.
     
  6. kenj

    kenj Deleted User

    Hi Olley,
    Paint it first with Hydrate 80 Rust Killer,then paint over with Hammerite, H/80 was voted best rust killer when tested against all other's in it's class by Practical Classic Car's.:RollEyes:

    Ken
     
  7. charlie24

    charlie24 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryburgh, Ross shire
    De ox Gel from Bilt Hamer is the best you can get
     
  8. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,428
    Likes Received:
    25,085
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Best rust preventer?

    California.


     
  9. mulaz

    mulaz Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Durham
    The northern parts of California are above the southern parts of Canada?
    I was told this of a Canadian and i had to look on a map!
    not all of California is warm and dry:Smile:
     
  10. olley

    olley Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,710
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi Guys thanks for all the replys, I have gone with Jim's suggestion (Homebase are just down the road, and its all they sell) :BigGrin:

    Will let you know in a couple of years if its been successful. :Rofl1:

    Olley
     
  11. skylark_irl

    skylark_irl Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    How come nobody came up with the obvious? - remove the entire panel and replace it with plastic! :Rofl1:
     
  12. 45eEver

    45eEver Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    1
    'Cos it looks like a structural panel Skylark.
     
  13. skylark_irl

    skylark_irl Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    You don't say? :Eeek:
     
  14. olley

    olley Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,710
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi yes it is structual, without it the bottom falls out of the lockers. :BigGrin: It might be possible to replace it with ali. but that wouldn't be a 5min job.

    Olley
     
Loading...

Share This Page