RUST !!

What is a good fix for rust?

There's not much but its in hard to get to places (as in grinding and the like). Fortunately it's in a place where I can POUR solvent down into.

It's not a huge worry and I can always cut it out but it is worth looking at the more sensible fixes first.

iMusty.
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Reply By: fourbyman - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 14:39

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 14:39
iMusty
Best advice is to SELL, preferably to someone you don't know!!!!!
Hope this helps, you VICs are pretty slow! LOL
p.s.
don't tell anyone else about this
Regards
Galv trailer man
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:44

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:44
Thanks
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 14:40

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 14:40
Try a new Bus.
If thats out of the question, the you can get rust converters that are based on phosphoric acid. Apply, leave then coat with a sealer like fish oil.

Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:31

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:31
Yup, Fisholiene in a spay can is exclellent.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:44

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 15:44
Thanks.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 16:40

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 16:40
Go with Vinnie

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 16:52

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 16:52
Replace the steel?

I've tried everything on a trailer I have including rust converters then fisholine and then spray painting, but it always comes back.

Good luck though.

Smocky.
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:22
Smocky

Sorry for going off topic but Ive been trying to catch up with you.
Did you finish your pro-4WD article "The Great 4WD Debate" and if so can you email it to me for inclusion in the Winter edition of 4wheelingSA?

cheers

Andrew
a_hiscock@hotmail.com

Magazine downloadable from www.4wheelingSA.com

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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 16:42

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 16:42
Hi Andrew,

Is that the right site address?

Cheers

Glenn
4wdadventureoz.com.au
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Whyalla) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 18:10

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 18:10
Nope, its not. LOL

Try www.4wheelingsa.org

Sorry
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:37

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:37
Cheers Andrew
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 17:35

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 17:35
fisholene?? bejaisus.
I wouldnt wish that crap on anyone

Ranex. Its a transparent solvent. scrape off as much rust as you can witha steel brush if you can get in there, maybe even a steel bristle brush head on a drill if its a tight fit. Brush it on and it reacts with the rust, let it dry, clean and paint it over.

With the painting over, hit it with a can of killrust spray paint... its no 2-pack metallic, but I dont think it would be out of place on your rig mate.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:50

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:50
Agree go the Ranex and Kill rust spray paint.

Or
Open up a museum (The wonderful world of corrosion) $2 entry

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Reply By: Mark- Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:07

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:07
You can buy small sandblasting units from Supecheap for around $25.
You need a reasonable size compressor or alternatively do very small bits at a time...
Use the proper grit (not sand) and blast it back to white metal.
ASAP coat the white metal with a quality Marine primer (eg Nortask), when dry coat with a couple of coats of quality epoxy enamal.
This works well for smaller areas eg seams etc. Fishoil is good for penetrating into areas where you cant get to. Smell will be gone in 2-3 months!
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:52

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:52
All the above replies + put in an E.R.P.S arrests rust from day one.
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Follow Up By: ev700 - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:19

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:19
Have you had good results from ERPS in a salty environment?

I have met ERPS supporters and then there are others who challenge the concept.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 17:58

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 17:58
ev700 , had erps on the explorer since new , on the beach regular , 199,000ks ,close to 9yrs ,NIL rust could be found by anyone .
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Reply By: Utemad - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:57

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 19:57
If you don't like the smell of fisholene (who does?) try Lanolin. Sheep oil. Smells like sheep funnily enough but only for a day or two.

I use it for all sorts. Rust proofing, lubricating................
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