Metal Window Frame.....How to Repair?

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  1. May 31, 2018 #1

    BobbyCrispy

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    Just wondering how I could repair the rusty metal frame of my laundry room window? It's about 57 years old ( as old as the house ) and has rusted and bent over the years. Photos attached, and any suggestions would be helpful.
    Bob
     

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    jeffmattero76

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    It might be easier and far less time consuming to replace that window with a vinyl sliding window. Typical cost would be Kessler than $200 if DIY, and no need to ever paint or remove rust from it.
     
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    Johnboy555

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    I'm thinking that you may be referring to the rust of the frame that the window is inserted into. Not the actual window. This is installed when the concrete wall is poured. These almost always rust because they are installed in basement walls. AND homes with basements are usually in regions that have to deal with rain and snow. hmmm.. water and steel.. and the concrete will "wick" the moisture to the back of the steel where the problem can't be addressed.
    The best that you can do is treat it like any surface rust. Sand and steel brush the rust to good steel, paint with a good "rusty metal" primer and top coat with a good enamel paint.
    But.. over the years this problem will be happening time and again. Really nothing you can do about it.
    Good luck!
     
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    Steve123

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    Basically, its like Johnboy says. But I think your root problem is that grade is too high. Should address that.
     
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