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Old 04-11-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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Our Scamp has some rust on the bumper and tongue. I'd planned to hand sand it this weekend, then paint with Rustoleum. I've been reading about some rust remover sprays, and I've also heard that vinegar will remove rust.

These aren't huge areas and the rust mainly seems to be on the surface instead of really compromising the metal.

Is there a *best* way to do this?
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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Our Scamp has some rust on the bumper and tongue. I'd planned to hand sand it this weekend, then paint with Rustoleum. I've been reading about some rust remover sprays, and I've also heard that vinegar will remove rust.

These aren't huge areas and the rust mainly seems to be on the surface instead of really compromising the metal.

Is there a *best* way to do this?
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Rust remover?

This is what all the hot rod guys use to stop the rust on there builds. It stops the rust permanently.
https://www.por15.com/mobile/POR-15-...ating_p_8.html


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First, and this is my opinion, the rust prevention properties of Rustoleum today are not what they were in the 50s and 60s. I personally find Hammerite to be a much better product. And using vinegar to remove rust is questionable. If you really want to do the job correctly, get some 200 grit sandpaper and some 600 grit sand paper and sand the spots down to bare metal, feathering the painted areas surrounding the rusted area being addressed. Prime the metal with a self etching primer, and then apply a topcoat. And based upon the mass production techniques used at Scamp, expect more areas of rust to develop. The auto companies have a much more complicated process when they paint cars; that's why the paint jobs are smooth and last for a long time. The average trailer frame, sprayed with a paint gun, simply is not of the same quality.
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Love POR-15. No sanding, just scale removing and clean. A one-and-done product. I think when it comes to "paint" and such, you get what you pay for.
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Rust on the bumper and tongue. Isn't POR 15 effected by sun light? I 've had good luck with Rustoleum rusty metal primer and then paint. Have you had a bad experience with it Carl? Raz
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Rust on the bumper and tongue. Isn't POR 15 effected by sun light? I 've had good luck with Rustoleum rusty metal primer and then paint. Have you had a bad experience with it Carl? Raz
When I said one and done, I didn't mean you do just one thing. Yes, POR-15 should be topcoated with paint. I meant, you don't have to do it over and over and over again. There are some that go over the frame of the trailer yearly using Rustoleum.
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When I said one and done, I didn't mean you do just one thing. Yes, POR-15 should be topcoated with paint. I meant, you don't have to do it over and over and over again. There are some that go over the frame of the trailer yearly using Rustoleum.
I wonder if you know of a thread that documents the use of POR 15 on a frame with the body still attached i.e. from under the trailer? Reading the can, I decided against it, but..... Raz
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Our Scamp has some rust on the bumper and tongue. I'd planned to hand sand it this weekend, then paint with Rustoleum. I've been reading about some rust remover sprays, and I've also heard that vinegar will remove rust.

These aren't huge areas and the rust mainly seems to be on the surface instead of really compromising the metal.

Is there a *best* way to do this?
Hi: artrageous... Lee Valley Tools makes a rust eraser. It's a small 3X3X1" block of very fine diamond grit.
I use mine for lots of rust erasing jobs Lee Valley Tools
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Thanks, everyone! Since we had a nice day and a day (FINALLY) to get some things done, I just hand-sanded, wiped it clean and put on a coat of Rustoleum. I'll put on a second coat tomorrow. Rust mainly seemed to be on the surface, so it doesn't seem to be too big of a deal.

This was the first day since we BOUGHT it in November that we've spent a lot of time in it. Still so much to do, but progress was made. Wayne started building out the floor to make a small room for a porta-potty. Tomorrow he'll try to get the 2nd wall up.
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I wonder if you know of a thread that documents the use of POR 15 on a frame with the body still attached i.e. from under the trailer? Reading the can, I decided against it, but..... Raz
Under the circumstances, it's best put on with a brush, so controlling the amount of over spray is a mote point. Here's one thread about using POR-15, I know Larry is pleased: Flooring and Frame Paint Advice?
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Under the circumstances, it's best put on with a brush, so controlling the amount of over spray is a mote point. Here's one thread about using POR-15, I know Larry is pleased: Flooring and Frame Paint Advice?
Good thread. Thanks, Raz
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