Rack-it lumber rack with rust

Old 06-29-16, 06:33 PM
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Rack-it lumber rack with rust

If these have rust on them, are they able to be saved - primed and painted - and still be structurally functional? Or once rust starts, the integrity of the structure is compromised?

I'm looking into getting one, but it has some rust.
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If it's just surface rust with no big chunks of rusty metal falling off, you should be able to remove all the loose rust, prime with a rusty metal primer, and paint. Once a rack like that has seen any use at all it starts to rust (except for the aluminum ones). I've seen some with plenty of rust that were still perfectly functional.
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They also make rust convertor paints that convert the rust to a hard paintable surface.
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Rust conversion coatings work but it is still best to mechanically remove as much rust as possible first!
If the price is right I wouldn't be scared of surface rust.

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