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Old 04-24-2012, 08:04 PM  
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Default Several subforums might apply, repainting toolbox and piperack

I wasn't sure which subforum to put this one in, so I stuck it here, for maximum exposure.

I just picked up a steel truck bed tool box and steel pipe rack for my new work truck. They both have a little bit of rust, the pipe rack more so. I want to get them cleaned up, repainted, and looking sharp before I put them on my truck.

So what is the best way to remove the rust, prime, and paint them? What type of primer, and what type of paint?

I need to DIY, and I want to do it right, so that it looks good now and next year, and the rust doesn't come back.


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Old 04-24-2012, 08:11 PM  
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And if pics would help, I can post some up tomorrow.


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Old 04-24-2012, 08:22 PM  
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Well, there's the old standby: a good sanding/wire wheel, solvent wipe, rustoleum primer, rustoleum enamel. For maximum durability, you might go with Sherwin Williams Sher-kem (if they'll sell it to you), or something similar. If it was me, I would walk into my local SW or independent paint store and ask what they have for an industrial DTM enamel.
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Well, there's the old standby: a good sanding/wire wheel, solvent wipe, rustoleum primer, rustoleum enamel. For maximum durability, you might go with Sherwin Williams Sher-kem (if they'll sell it to you), or something similar. If it was me, I would walk into my local SW or independent paint store and ask what they have for an industrial DTM enamel.
Pretty much sums it up. After the removal of rust industrial enamel would be what I would do.
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I have a 7" hand grinder, heavy duty, with a twisted wire cup brush. So I can get it down to close to bare metal.

What is this solvent wipe of which you speak? What is it, what does it do, where do I find it?

I have used Rustoleum primer and paint in the past, and have always had trouble with adhesion, to the point that I had sworn off using it. What was I doing wrong?

What is a DTM (enamel)?

Sorry, I am a fountain of dumb questions.
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What is a DTM (enamel)?
DTM stands for direct to metal, meaning its self priming for light rust. Anything other that light surface rust I will use a regular metal primer or rust converter.
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