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Old Aug 8th, 09, 10:03 AM
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Is there anything I can put on bare metal to protect it from rusting, as we remove paint, one part at a time, besides primer? Taking time to do this, trying to get the paint off to see what every thing looks like, and will need body work on some of the spots, so don't want to cover with something that would have to be ground to bare metal again. This is my sons car, and he lives in a neighbor hood, that I don't thing they would like us spraying primer. Where just doing a lot of the prep, and the shop will do the painting.

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Old Aug 8th, 09, 2:43 PM
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I put "Prep-All" (wax and grease remover) in a spray bottle and spray it on the metal. I've had bare metal exposed (indoors) for over a year now with no rust. Just give it a squirt every now and then
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Old Aug 8th, 09, 2:54 PM
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I'd recommend priming it after you've cleaned it, even if you have to take the primer off again when you are doing bodywork, it's better than removing rust.. Especially if the panel is nice.
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Old Aug 8th, 09, 6:37 PM
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Durwoods69 Where did you get the prep all?
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Old Aug 8th, 09, 8:43 PM
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Durwoods69 Where did you get the prep all?
Not a condescending answer but all supplies are available at your area auto body supply store. You can also buy stuff on-line if that suits you better. After shipping I don't know how much people save. Even though I'm a business, suppliers will deliver to even the backyarders now. Primer alone will not deter corrosion, it's porous. Epoxy must be used. I agree corrosion technically starts immediately to a degree that may not be visable to the naked eye. But I've had cars in the shop for months with bare steel exposed and none of those jobs failed even after being completed over 10 years ago. If you see rust beginning then you have to sand it and get some epoixy on there. For those with less experience it's good insurance to epoxy it. Supply prices are on the rise.
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 6:42 AM
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Picklix-20,costly but it works!
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Old Aug 10th, 09, 9:36 PM
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Epoxy primer. You can get away with using spray bomb primer as long as it's not going to be outside. But it will need to come off eventually. Epoxy will not.
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Old Aug 11th, 09, 5:42 PM
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i rattle canned mine and now have to remove since i am ready for epoxy primer. i will never rattle can again! it is a real pita!!!! do youself a favor and epoxy it right away
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Old Aug 11th, 09, 7:47 PM
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Epoxy primer is the only way I'd do it.

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Old Aug 11th, 09, 9:00 PM
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Durwoods69 Where did you get the prep all?
KOI Auto parts (local) about $12 gallon
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Old Aug 13th, 09, 4:37 PM
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A catalyzed epoxy primer will protect it from the elements and you can do body work right over it and the filler will have better adhesion to the epoxy than to metal.
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Old Aug 14th, 09, 5:33 PM
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Can you buy a good epoxy primer in a rattle can?
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Old Aug 14th, 09, 7:57 PM
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I'd love to know also since I don't like the idea of mixing just a little seems to be harder than it's worth
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Old Aug 14th, 09, 8:47 PM
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I would think this question would also be determined on if you have a spray gun and compressor or not too.
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Old Aug 15th, 09, 8:11 AM
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I have a compressor, and can borrow/buy a gun, but aren't most epoxy primers a 2 part thing? If doing just a small area, say a firewall in my case, how do you know how much to mix without losing a bunch of it. ONce mixed, it can't be saved.
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