In Reply to: Re: Paint prep on the 8n posted by Bruce ( VA) on October 11, 2017 at 12:08:39:
I found the best way to get rid of rust is to use a product called "rust converter". to use this product, scrape the loose rust by hand with a wire brush. Leave the firmly attached rust on the metal. Paint the rust converter on and let it dry. It will bond and change the rust to a smooth black surface. Then prime and paint. Does it last? I used this on the ships when I was in the Canadian Navy. There were two spots on the deck that always rusted from salt water sitting. One spot I chipped, cleaned to bare metal, primed and painted. It lasted 6 months before I redid it. The other spot done with rust converter did not need to be looked at for at least 5 years. I was retired after that time.