I am taking apart my trailer to replace the wood bed. I took a wire
cup brush to the metal. I wanted to coat it before putting the treated
wood back on. WOuld spray undercoating or oil based rustomleum work
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Either would work fine, so long as you rust-prep the brushed areas first.
Use a self-priming rust converter, or clean the areas real well and use a
fish oil (or equivalent) rusty metal primer. Rustoleum makes 'em in
their industrial enamels line.
The major drawback to the undercoating is drying time. It will dry to
the touch overnight, but not be hard enough to endure any scraping for
most of a week (unless you use a two-part... but then you're into big
What's that Lassie? You say that stryped fell down the old
rec.crafts.metalworking mine and will die if we don't mount a rescue
by Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:49:03 -0700 (PDT):
See if you can find a source for a product called
POR-15. You can apply it to rusty post wire brushed metal.
Very strong, very hard coating. Moisture/rust cure.
It can't take UV so you might have to put a topcoat on.