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What primer for inner sills, repair patches etc

  • 13-01-2019 11:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 40 nova23


    Looking for advice on what primer to use on inner sills etc after removing the majority of the rust , btw I m repairing an 80's classic . I was recommended red oxide , but reading more I see that some recommend epoxy primers etc . Obviously corrosion prevention is key as I don t want the rust coming back


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Can you sandblast the area..?/...rust can go into remission, but will come back at some stage...give Vinny Byrnes a ring, they will advise and sell you the best stuff for the job..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Lionel Nutty Matchless


    Treat the exposed area first with a rust converter like Fertan. You will be amazed at how much rust is left thats not visible to the eye. Fertan or similar will react to the rust and convert to an inert state. Leave it a while then wipe excess clean. It turns into a 'dalmation' style scene with black spots being rusted areas.

    Then primer it, Vinny Byrne will sell you an epoxy rust preventative primer which paints straight over it. Toxic smelly stuff so be carefull.

    Id then recommend a Raptor style stippled finishing coat for protection. Can be bought tintable, so colour match your car.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Or Vactan, similar product.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 nova23


    miller_63 wrote: »
    Treat the exposed area first with a rust converter like Fertan. You will be amazed at how much rust is left thats not visible to the eye. Fertan or similar will react to the rust and convert to an inert state. Leave it a while then wipe excess clean. It turns into a 'dalmation' style scene with black spots being rusted areas.

    Then primer it, Vinny Byrne will sell you an epoxy rust preventative primer which paints straight over it. Toxic smelly stuff so be carefull.

    Id then recommend a Raptor style stippled finishing coat for protection. Can be bought tintable, so colour match your car.
    I heard the epoxy primers are the job alright , don t think the old grey primers are a lot of use for this application


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 nova23


    Where do u buy the rust converter


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  • Registered Users Posts: 601 ✭✭✭ mikehn


    miller_63 wrote: »
    Treat the exposed area first with a rust converter like Fertan. You will be amazed at how much rust is left thats not visible to the eye. Fertan or similar will react to the rust and convert to an inert state. Leave it a while then wipe excess clean. It turns into a 'dalmation' style scene with black spots being rusted areas.

    Then primer it, Vinny Byrne will sell you an epoxy rust preventative primer which paints straight over it. Toxic smelly stuff so be carefull.

    Id then recommend a Raptor style stippled finishing coat for protection. Can be bought tintable, so colour match your car.

    Used Fertan regularly, think its excellent.


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