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Need help with HERCULINER!

Okay, I now have my whole tub cleaned out and have a few questions. I have a few bare metal spots and some of them have rust. Should I just shoot the rusty ones with rustoleom and paint over it all with the HERC? Or should I sand them down and prime all the bare metal? Should I just use the scotch pad provided or use a wire brush or something else? I'm using Acetone since I can't fine Xylene. Any problems there? I've talked to a few people and heard differnet things, so I'd just like to know for sure. Let me know ASAP cause I'd love to have it done so I can have my Jeep back!

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Re: Need help with HERCULINER!

I painted my tub with a similar coating. It has held up well for two years. I got all the rust out by sanding and trimming in the bad spots (always need that extra drain hole) then I used a spray-can primer, may have even been Rustoleum, to cover the bare metal.
As for the solvent choice - use xylene as recomended. Acetone and xylene do have different properties and the acetone may keep your HERC from curing. Xylene, or xylol (C8H10) is pretty easy to find at the Lowe's, Home Depot type places but if you aren't having luck there you could always try a hobbie shop or art supply place.

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Herculiner is one of the most basic upgrades.. if there is rust anywhere.. use common sense.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Get rid of it [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img], Get all the rust out and you can treat it all- I used a grinder, sander, scruff pad, naval jelly, and razor blade to get the whole thing cleaned well.. GET ALL THE RUST OUT OR The herculiner is just gonna cover it.. once u get most down to bare metal Use anything that will clean the GREASE UP IT DOESNT MATTER JUST GET THE OILS UP or the Herculiner will not adhere as well.. Follow the steps .. and your done shouldnt take very long..

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