Preping rusted metal??


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Old 02-09-02, 05:00 AM
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Question Preping rusted metal??

I have a suspended ceiling in the bathroom that and the metal part is showing signs of rust at the edges. I'll have to sand it down I know but is there anything I can use to stop this from happening again?
 
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Old 02-09-02, 05:10 AM
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When you get it ready to repaint, treat it with a rust-conversion coating. The one I use is "Extend" by Loctite, available at Home Depot. The catch is you can't remove all the rust before treating (which can be a good thing), it needs some of the rust on the surface to work. Just follow the directions. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-09-02, 06:42 PM
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I've heard of this but won't it be black when it done? How would I ever paint it white after that?
 
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Old 02-10-02, 08:39 AM
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I always use Hammerite which was designed to be painted straight over rust and comes in lots of different colours..You can opt for a smooth finish or a hammered one..The finish is very hard wearing and can be used on interior or exterior projects..
http://www.hammerite.com/dFinity/hammerite
 
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Old 02-10-02, 02:19 PM
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Not familiar with Hammerite.

Yes, the conversion coating turns black; just top coat with a good oil-based enamel like Rustoleum.
 
 

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