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12-17-2005, 11:06 PM
A couple weeks past I had the quarters, rockers, door jams and cowl media blastered on a project car (67' Cougar). The vehcile has been in a heated garage. Unfortunatly I did not get primer on the vehcile and in some areas light surface rust is appearing. I'm planning on priming and need to remove the light rust. Are there chemical products that will remove the rust easily or should I try to 180 grit da ... Any toughts, Thanks
I would go over the surface with some 180 to knock off the surface rust then apply Picklex 20 to convert any remaining rust and protect the surface until you're ready for paint. Remember that applying Picklex or any metal conditioner will mean that you CANNOT use etch primer and when the time comes to prime you'll need to apply epoxy primer or another non-acid primer.
Note: While Picklex is still available in pints and quarts there are no gallons available until 1/16/06.
Picklex 20 Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=6RCC)
12-18-2005, 08:41 PM
Len, Thanks for the reply. Would a urethane primer over picklex 20 be applicable?
You want to use a "direct to metal" primer over the Picklex but you don't want to use primer with acid in it. Use an epoxy primer containing NO acid.
12-20-2005, 07:14 PM
This topic is similar to what I am working with. I have a pickup bed that I was working on when the weather turned. It has some light rust on it now after sitting inside in non climate controlled shed. I am using a different converter brand but will it be OK if I go over it with MarHyde Ultimate 2K? Good thing I found out about not going over that converted surface with another etching primer first. I was thinking about doing that. Is there any use to resand the surface after converting? There seems to be a little dry residue left after the converter.
I usually scuff Picklex before I apply body filler or primer. I don't know if it's necessary but I'm more comfortable cutting that glazed look off the surface.
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