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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do i keep my steel from rusting

Hey guys. I just fabbed up a steel front bumper guard and i kind of like the natural silver steel color. I know if I do not paint the guard it will rust. My question is- What do I put on it so that it will protect it from the weather but still show the natural silver of the steel?

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Um....paint?
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clear coat it
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Yeah clear coat is your best bet Rustoleum makes a clear enamel (paint) but it will give a high gloss finish
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Don't clear it. Just toss some salt water on there and it will paint itself a lovely shade of Iron Oxide. natural metal color.
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Ha the rust is what I'm trying to PREVENT.
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You could spray it down with oil several times a day but clear coat would be best lol
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Looks like I'm clearcoating it.
Heres a pic if anyones interested...

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and heres what it's going on...I also ordered 4 hella 500's (2 fog and 2 driving) with HID bulbs to mount on the grill sometime later this week.

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i wanna see that thing on the 4runner, i like the idea.
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I am pretty sure they can powder coat it with a clear coat that has a bit of gloss.

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just don't get it wet. then it won't rust.
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i wanna see that thing on the 4runner, i like the idea.
Thanks...I'll have some more pics up as i progress.
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just don't get it wet. then it won't rust.
Ha if only it were that easy. Garage is all full with junk :/
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Might look into galvanizing that part.

Otherwise Por-15 has some clear coat products:
- http://www.por15.com/Clearcoats/products/6/

And that steel will rust even if not wet. My rear bumper/tire carrier is rusting well on it's own. I like to let the rust get to it for a while to rough up the surface before painting it.
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Might look into galvanizing that part.

And that steel will rust even if not wet. My rear bumper/tire carrier is rusting well on it's own. I like to let the rust get to it for a while to rough up the surface before painting it.
That's probably because of the Humidity in SF Bay area. Bring that raw steel to CO were the humidity is 8% on average and it won't rust unless wet.

Roger, you're always reminding me that I need to order things from your site... I'll be placing another order in the new few days...
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Ok completely changing my plans. I couldn't get ever last spec of paint off of it and i don't have the money to go get it sandblasted so I'm just going to scuff up the surfaces prime it and paint it satin black. I'll have pics up tonight.
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I want to see what it looks like on the truck
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Okay Okay here are a couple of pics.

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Wait, For all that work why not just made a whole custom bumper..?


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Well cost came into play. I made this from stuff that was sitting in the garage one day when i was bored. Since it was my first time i thought I would start out with something simple.
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