rust painting tip - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2000, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 1,741
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
rust painting tip

Last week I had to repair a mortar mixer, so I use some muratic acid to clean the concrete off. It took the rust with the concrete. This week I decided to paint my trailer which I built two years ago and never primed, so it was all rusted. I sprayed on a muratic acid and water solution and the metal was cleaned moments later. No wire brushing or sandblasting. It was only surface rust. No, this is not off topic, all jeeps have rusted parts.

<font color=red> brownbagg </font color=red>
Brownbagg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2000, 10:28 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NASHVILLE ,IN.
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: rust painting tip

i help restore old military vehicals and we do hot bath,rinse,oakite #32,rinse,muratic acid ,rinse, dry the metal and spray with extend,prime and paint.the rust does not come back. hope it helps.ranger rick

THANK GOD FOR VETERANS AND SUZUKIS-BOTH KEEP YOU FREE. FOUNDER;INDIANA SUZUKI EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
rangerrick is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2000, 11:16 AM
Enthusiast
 
DuaneD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Boilermaker Country USA
Posts: 295
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: rust painting tip

RangerRick;
What is "oakite#32" and where do you find the product extend? How expensive is it? Thanks.

85 CJ8 Undergoing Frame-up Restoration w/258/T176/Dana300-Looking 4 a 95-96 4.0L Motor, SS gas tank, & chrome spoke wheels.
DuaneD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2000, 05:34 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
Posts: 6,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: rust painting tip

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Military vehicles are cool. I helped a buddy restore a Stuart tank that he bought about ten years ago. I got the turret to spin with patience and WD-40. Both Cadillac engines were froze up and we couldn't figure out how to get them out of there so he put an ad in the paper advertising for WWII tank mechanics and several older guys......late sixties......answered the ad and were happy to be working on a tank again. They showed us the easy way to drop the belly pan. That tank had TINY crew areas....you had to be UNDER 5'-5" and have a small butt. One of the guys who showed up was with Patton in N. Africa. A Stuart is a light reconissance tank....19 tons. Goes about 45 MPH if you can afford the gas, that is.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

CJDave
Quadra-Tracs modified While-U-Wait by the crack moonguy[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Quadra-Trac Team.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
CJDave is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2000, 09:47 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: rust painting tip

I did the same thing to restore my gas tank. Used metal wash to clean it out. The acid did a great job but my buddy tried it on his 30's something future roadster and it didn't even touch it. Maybe somthing about the steel they used then. ken

ducmon900 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome