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Old February 8th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Stephan Laputka
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Repairing Metal

I just obtained my a car trailer from 1995 with a tire rack, brakes, ramps etc. Like thet railer but hate the color and spots of surface rust. I was wanted to sand it down to the pair metal and paint it with black rustoleum. I know nothing about working on metal. I figure I can't really mess up too bad by using this as my learning project. Could someone tell me what type of a sander I would need? Is sanding not the correct method? I'm not gonna take the whole trailer to be bead blasted. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Tony Brooks
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I refinished a chassis last summer that had considerable surface rust. I used an angle grinder with a wire wheel, then went through the full por-15 process (marine clean, metal ready, the por-15 silver that smooths out dimples a bit more than the black, and then chassis black). Couldn't be happier with the outcome.

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