Best rust preventer?

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  1. olley

    olley Funster

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    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?

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  2. ginge61

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    i norm give it a coat of zinc 182 from a motorfactors good stuff then hamarite it :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Or never use it and keep it in dry barn:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


    I go with hammerite BTW
     
  5. 45eEver

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    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

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    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
     
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    De ox Gel from Bilt Hamer is the best you can get
     
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    Best rust preventer?

    California.


     
  9. mulaz

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    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

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    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) ::bigsmile:

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

    Olley
     
  11. skylark_irl

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    How come nobody came up with the obvious? - remove the entire panel and replace it with plastic! :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. 45eEver

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    'Cos it looks like a structural panel Skylark.
     
  13. skylark_irl

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    You don't say? :Eeek:
     
  14. olley

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    Hi yes it is structual, without it the bottom falls out of the lockers. ::bigsmile: It might be possible to replace it with ali. but that wouldn't be a 5min job.

    Olley
     

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