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dave#1    Posted 08-19-2017 at 09:44:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Primer/sealer
  • The wife caught a tree root with the rider and bent one of the blades almost 90 degrees! So, Off with the deck to service the blades and the 2 belts, Well, found a couple of cracks, welded them up, pressure washed and wire wheeled the deck, There's no way I can get all the rust off, So I'm looking for a good durable primer/sealer to prime the deck with, so my question to you guys....What do you use ? After its primed/painted I plan on coating it with a Teflon deck paint which I've used before and it works great?


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-20-2017 at 05:25:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • called 'EXTEND' for treating rusty iron and steel. There are two kinds of iron oxide, one is good, one is bad. The bad is red oxide, known as rust. The good is black oxide, where the rust has been neutralized and no longer is corrosive. It is recommended you get as much dirt, grease, grime, and rust off of the metal first. It gets applied in three coats, each sprayed on in about 3 minute intervals. Let dry for 24 hours then ready to prime/paint. It goes on clear, but when dry, it is black. I first tried it on some Ford tractor tools about 15-20 years ago and they are still looking good with no signs of bleed thru rust coming back. Ferrous metals need to be free of rust before painting and best to use a primer first. Black Oxide is used in the industry on many parts -tooling and gaging for two good examples.


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    Roby-ga    Posted 08-19-2017 at 20:35:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You need to get some Ospho or the equivalent from Home Depot and neutralize that rust and then give it a good coat of paint and it should be good to go for long time. that's what I do with all my rusty stuff. When I broke down my rear tires on my 8n the rims were real rusty, I wire brushed, then ospho'ed, then some primer and paint and I believe my rims are now good as new. That Ospho turns rust oxide into rust phosphate and gets hard as nails...a good base for anything you want to add to it.

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