Rust Converter

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 09:34
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I am cutting out and treating some rust areas in my vehicle. Can anybody reccomend a good rust converter brand name and good place to get it from?
Many Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - Ross- Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 11:29

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 11:29
Brand name not necessarily important. Any product consisting of phosphoric acid will do the trick. Check out the concentration though.Rosco
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Reply By: Willie - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:31

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:31
There was plenty of rust in my old truck. I scrubbed and sanded the rust off where I could, then soaked the area in fish oil and a couple of days later fibreglassed over the top of the rust area. A dab of paint and it looked as good as new and it should last a while.
Cheers
WillieNever a dull moment
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Reply By: Willie - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:35

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:35
I cleaned the rusted areas in my old truck and then soaked them in fish oil. Couple of days later I fibreglassed over the area and then gave it a dab of paint. Looks as good as almost new, Should last a while too.
Cheers
Willie
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: wizzard - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 12:39

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 12:39
well thats what i thought of doing!!! Then somebody said fisholine is for rust prevention and a converter would be what I want.
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Follow Up By: Member - David- Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 19:22

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 19:22
I agree with both - once you've cleaned off the rust with a wire brush you can paint it with rust converter, and then definitely coat it with fishoilene. Downside is if you're painting a lot of it on, your car can actually smell for a while. Just make sure to use a good primer 'coz in my experience acrylic paints will do the orange peel thing (go wrinkly) if you're not careful. I did the door sills in a 1968 Ford this way 10 years ago and there's still no rust.
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 10:30

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 10:30
Wizzard
I have used the phosphoric acid treaments from time to time and they are good products.
I have also used a very good product called FERTAN by Chemtech (I think) which I bought from Repco. It is a different chemical treatment but I was very impressed with it.
It makes the steel turn a blue colour and then it is ready for priming.
Whatever the case you will have to get as much of the rust off as possible for the treatment to do its best job
Cheers
OskarMrs Oskar on Big Red
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