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#1 Nicsmini

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

Gidday,

I'm currently restoring a 1994 Rover Mini Mayfair. I started a few weeks ago with removing the paint where I suspected rust. Now that a bit of time has passed the bare metal has already started to rust a bit(nothing dramatic). I was wondering what sort of rust protection I could put on those exposed places, before I sandblast it and prepare it for painting.

#2 jamesquintin

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

thats odd. I'm restoring my car and have left some surfaces bare for weeks and no rust forms.

 

If in doubt just spray it with Zinc primer (I'm using Upol #2) same thing I spary onto the surfaces that I'm welding (it's a weld through primer)

 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

Use Epoxy primer, its water resistant and far better than Zinc primer. Mine has been covered in it for over two years while i have been restoring mine.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:54 PM

Awesome! Will have a look at the recommendations. Thanks a lot, really appreciate the quick response you get on tmf:)





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