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Old November 13th, 2015, 03:50 PM
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Safety devices rack - rust spots

I have two exceptionally annoying rust spots on the basket and I've tried all the OTC stuff, metal rescue and naval jelly, etc.. I have no interest in hauling this thing to a powdercoater cause of the dumb cost and the effort to get it there. Once rust is out, I'll just rattle can it.

Anyone run into this problem with old SD parts? Advice on the best chemicals to get rid of it? Maybe a big drill and a wire brush? Thanks.
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Probably 100 ways to skin this cat but I would Scotch Bright pad the area, phosphoric acid then rattle can it.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:03 PM
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Unless it's a weld or a hard to reach corner, I would think sanding it would be a heck of a lot easier than a wheel. Flappers and angle grinders make fast work of it all, but If it's just on the surface, you'll be down to bare metal pretty quick! Just prime and paint. That's how I saved all the guards on my RRC.
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Thanks guys, heading out to the hardware store now for the supplies.
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I have two exceptionally annoying rust spots on the basket and I've tried all the OTC stuff, metal rescue and naval jelly, etc.. I have no interest in hauling this thing to a powdercoater cause of the dumb cost and the effort to get it there. Once rust is out, I'll just rattle can it.

Anyone run into this problem with old SD parts? Advice on the best chemicals to get rid of it? Maybe a big drill and a wire brush? Thanks.
I'm surprised a wire brush (possibly drill operated) + naval jelly + POR15 + Rattlecan wouldn't work. My concern would be using the Naval jelly->POR15 up on the roof and it getting where you don't want it.
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I'm surprised a wire brush (possibly drill operated) + naval jelly + POR15 + Rattlecan wouldn't work. My concern would be using the Naval jelly->POR15 up on the roof and it getting where you don't want it.
Naval jelly?

Is that like ky?
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I'm surprised a wire brush (possibly drill operated) + naval jelly + POR15 + Rattlecan wouldn't work. My concern would be using the Naval jelly->POR15 up on the roof and it getting where you don't want it.
I bet that a wire brush would do it, but tomorrow i'm going to try scotch brite pad and phosphoric acid.. if that fails, then wire brush to start.
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Naval jelly? Is that like ky?
Only if you're blonde and bruise you're girlfriend's belly button! ;-)
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