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    Default Which rust converter

    Just got a recycled bed for my 95 Nissan.
    The bed is solid but has surface rust.
    My plan is to use a rust converter and than bed liner.
    What’s a good rust converter that I can bed liner over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropicalcats View Post
    Just got a recycled bed for my 95 Nissan.
    The bed is solid but has surface rust.
    My plan is to use a rust converter and than bed liner.
    What’s a good rust converter that I can bed liner over?
    I would like to know the answer to your question as well... but with that much rust & old paint involved I would consider having it media blasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropicalcats View Post
    Just got a recycled bed for my 95 Nissan.
    The bed is solid but has surface rust.
    My plan is to use a rust converter and than bed liner.
    What’s a good rust converter that I can bed liner over?
    Blasting is always best but if you can remove loose paint and loose rust then we would use Picklex 20 and Zero Rust after the Picklex treatment.


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    Default Rust treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Blasting is always best but if you can remove loose paint and loose rust then we would use Picklex 20 and Zero Rust after the Picklex treatment.

    So would Picklex and Zero Rust be a good option for a 50 inch rusted mower deck I am fixing up? Just scored a zero turn but the deck needs rebuilding and a bunch of surface rust on the underneath (sat on lawn for a year) needs some attention... Thanks in advance.
    dlm ny country.... Sagola frinedly

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmrun2002 View Post
    So would Picklex and Zero Rust be a good option for a 50 inch rusted mower deck I am fixing up? Just scored a zero turn but the deck needs rebuilding and a bunch of surface rust on the underneath (sat on lawn for a year) needs some attention... Thanks in advance.
    dlm ny country.... Sagola frinedly
    Yes if you can get rid of the loose rust then apply the Picklex using a pump sprayer work it in with a scuff pad then wipe it off and allow it to dry then spray on two or three coats of the Zero Rust. ZR fades in the sunlight but it will protect the surface for several years if applied properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Yes if you can get rid of the loose rust then apply the Picklex using a pump sprayer work it in with a scuff pad then wipe it off and allow it to dry then spray on two or three coats of the Zero Rust. ZR fades in the sunlight but it will protect the surface for several years if applied properly.
    Snds good. Thanks Len..

    dlm ny country

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    Default Using Picklex and Zero Rust

    Got a chance to use the Picklex and Zero Rust ( fast ship-Thanks Len) on the mower deck I am rebuilding. Rubbed the Picklex in with a red scuff pad and then got it off clean. The Picklex left the metal looking similar to some PPG metal condiitioner ( DX 520) PPG_Dx 520_metal conditioner.jpg that I used in the 80's. Good stuff. Hoping to get a 2nd coat of Zero Rust on in a day or two. That stuff STINKS !!! As long as it works good

    dlm ny country

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    Default LOen

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Blasting is always best but if you can remove loose paint and loose rust then we would use Picklex 20 and Zero Rust after the Picklex treatment.

    Len,

    I have been using Zero Rust on frames/chassis and underside of floor pans every since you put me onto this product a few years back (replaced POR15) with great results. However, I'm curious about the OP original question in which he wants to shoot a bedliner after rust clean up. Can you shoot bedliner over Zero Rust? If so do you give Zero Rust time to cure, scratch and shoot liner OR can you spray liner after Zero Rust flashes? On many projects I shoot bed liner on underside of floor pans to help sound dampening and moisture but it is always my fear I may be trapping moisture within the bedliner on underside of pans. Your thoughts?



    Just got a recycled bed for my 95 Nissan.
    The bed is solid but has surface rust.
    My plan is to use a rust converter and than bed liner.
    What’s a good rust converter that I can bed liner over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronf View Post
    Len,

    I have been using Zero Rust on frames/chassis and underside of floor pans every since you put me onto this product a few years back (replaced POR15) with great results. However, I'm curious about the OP original question in which he wants to shoot a bedliner after rust clean up. Can you shoot bedliner over Zero Rust? If so do you give Zero Rust time to cure, scratch and shoot liner OR can you spray liner after Zero Rust flashes? On many projects I shoot bed liner on underside of floor pans to help sound dampening and moisture but it is always my fear I may be trapping moisture within the bedliner on underside of pans. Your thoughts?



    Just got a recycled bed for my 95 Nissan.
    The bed is solid but has surface rust.
    My plan is to use a rust converter and than bed liner.
    What’s a good rust converter that I can bed liner over?
    I'm not a fan of using bed liner or POR15 or any heavier coating over rusted or bare metal because eventually the liner or POR can get a chip or crack and allow moisture to get trapped underneath causing more problems.

    The best rust treatment I've used is Picklex 20. Spray it on with a pump sprayer, work it in with a scuff pad then wipe off the excess and allow it to dry. After the Picklex dries scuff it lightly (I use red scuff pads) then apply a couple of coats of Zero Rust allowing each coat to flash. Allow the ZR to dry well then scuff before applying your bed liner. This process helps insure that any break in the liner or POR won't intensify a trapped moisture problem.

    PS. Before welding coat the metal with Picklex and check the result. You'll love it.


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    Default Yes sir...

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    I'm not a fan of using bed liner or POR15 or any heavier coating over rusted or bare metal because eventually the liner or POR can get a chip or crack and allow moisture to get trapped underneath causing more problems.

    The best rust treatment I've used is Picklex 20. Spray it on with a pump sprayer, work it in with a scuff pad then wipe off the excess and allow it to dry. After the Picklex dries scuff it lightly (I use red scuff pads) then apply a couple of coats of Zero Rust allowing each coat to flash. Allow the ZR to dry well then scuff before applying your bed liner. This process helps insure that any break in the liner or POR won't intensify a trapped moisture problem.

    PS. Before welding coat the metal with Picklex and check the result. You'll love it.

    Obviously, you've "been there, done that" many times over!

    Thank you!

    Henry

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    Default Picklex and welding

    What are you trying to tell me,..lol? Acts as a weld through primer maybe? You just left me out there hanging didn't you? I bow to your experience, now give me the info.

    "PS. Before welding coat the metal with Picklex and check the result. You'll love it."

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