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Best DIY Rust Treatment

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Gtech2, Jun 4, 2012.

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What is the best Spray, Paint/Primer, method for spot treating rust?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2012.
  1. POR-15

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  2. Eastwood Encapsulator

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  3. Fluid Film

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  4. One Step

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  5. Dupli-Color, Rustoleum, Self Etching Primer etc.

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  6. Bedliner

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  7. WD-40

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  8. Other

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  1. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    Gtech2

    Gtech2 [OP] Member

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    I've been searching and searching through the site reading threads on how some members have been dealing with rust but I'm still not sure which spray/paint/method/etc is the best for spot treating.

    I'm sure we've all been concerned with the rust issue especially 1st generation tacoma owners like myself. So I'd like to take a poll to settle this once and for all and determine the most successful way (besides buying a new truck :p) to deal with rust and ensure our trucks last a long time!
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    koco

    koco Well-Known Member

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    Ospho is good; it neutralizes the rust.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    BassMaster06

    BassMaster06 VA ○ ES ○ SC

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  4. Nov 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    buzzed

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    Not for my Tacoma, as I think I'll send it to the professionals, but on an old Suzuki I'm trying to rebuild, I've been wondering what I could do to prevent rusties from coming back.

    A co-worker and I cleaned some 1" angle iron on a wire wheel/bench grinder and cut it into 4 pieces. We then sprayed on some aerosol products we had laying around:

    Rust Check (red can)
    Rust Check (green can - more waxy like Fluid Film)
    Fluid Film
    LPS#3

    We left them outside during some rainy weather. The Rust Check red piece was showing rust after 2 days. To my surprise, there was also rust forming on the Fluid Film piece within 2 weeks. After one month outside, the Rust Check green can and LPS#3 still looked the same as the day sprayed them. The LPS#3 felt "drier" than the Rust Check, but if you wiped it harder, it was oily underneath the "skin" that it has. However, I don't know how well it will "wick" into areas like some of the others.

    I doubt WD-40 would do much. It's more of a solvent, as far as I'm concerned.

    Used motor oil is terrible - maybe due to acids/comtaminants present? My Dad tried this on a new car (sprayed every fall) and it rusted out terribly. We figured it was the used oil.

    I doubt I'll ever purchase any "rubberised" undercoatings ever again. They just hold moisture, as far as I'm concerned. A good coat of paint brushed on would probably be better.

    I do have a spray can of Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing I'm going to try next. I don't know how well it will hold up, or whether you can put a topcoat on it.

    OP - sorry if this isn't much help, Just wanted you to know that there are others out there wondering the same thing as you.

    Ron
     
  5. Nov 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    koco

    koco Well-Known Member

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    WD-40 is fish oil, and works pretty well on rust. A fishing boat captain discovered it by accidentally getting fish remnants on some rusty metal on his boat. The fish oil prevented rust for a long time. It is also the key ingredient in rustoleum's original formula.

    I know...it sounds fishy.
     
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