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Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Capnball » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:25 am

Making slow progress on the A. I am cleaning some of the parts that I have taken off- cleaning off dirt, grease, rust and old paint, and replacing trashed bolts, nuts, springs, lock washers, etc. I am going to sandblast a bunch of stuff soon, as soon as I get a big enough pile of stuff together.

My question is: as I am having to prep parts for painting slowly, what can I put on bare metal to keep it from rusting? I plan on doing a final degreasing and pressure wash as the final steps before painting, and I will borrow the pressure washer and paint gun. What could I put on bare metal to temporarily keep it from rusting- something that will be pretty easily removed with degrease/oven cleaner and water rinses? What about WD-40? I have some of that. :)
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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby raystractors » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:02 pm

I would suggest that you prime these part as soon as you get them clean to bare metal. I think that in the long run it will pay off. You can use raddle cans for your primer, and this will not cost you that much more, but could save you time and work before you paint. Just my .02 cents.

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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Eugene » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:23 pm

If you use WD-40 or something else, you will need to remove it prior to painting. Prime immediately.
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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Capnball » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:26 pm

Not sure why I asked the question, really. Just need to convince myself, I guess. :D My thinking was that, since many of the parts I'm cleaning will not be guaranteed free of grease and oil after wire-wheeling and/or sandblasting, they will need some kind of degreasing and washing before painting anyway. I had thought about priming each piece immediately, but was worried about the primer getting boogered before I'm ready to paint- especially since I will be putting a few parts back on before pressure washing. For financial reasons, and just some general pickyness, I wanted to use the same primer on everything, and since I already have a full gallon of rustoleum rusty metal primer...
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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:53 pm

I think you can get the same Rustoleum primer in spray cans, although it will cost more per ounce. I clean with either paint thinner or denatured alcohol to remove oil and grease prior to priming.

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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Daniel H. » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:28 am

I would not u a e rusty metal primer UNLESS the metal has a coat of rust. If parts are clean regular primer is better. I like CASE/IH Ironguard for budget work.
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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Bossman429 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:02 pm

Daniel H. wrote:I would not u a e rusty metal primer UNLESS the metal has a coat of rust. If parts are clean regular primer is better. I like CASE/IH Ironguard for budget work.



I've used both the rust-oleom Standard primer and rusty metal primer.... even on non rusty metal, the rusty metal primer works 100X better in my opinion. The standard primer doesn't adhere for crap.


That being said - for the original ?, yes WD-40 will work fine, or Fluid Film if you have that. When you go to paint acetone or brake cleaner will work well to degrease, and it dries super fast so you can paint right after. Don't use any water based products to degrease as rust will start to form instantly.

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Re: Update soon... WD-40?

Postby Capnball » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:02 pm

Thanks for the input, guys!
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