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    Default Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    . . . I spent a few minutes emptying a can of the Krylon "Rust Tough Enamel" all over my frame, axle, springs, hitch, upper and lower front end arms, pretty much everywhere I could see from crawling around the truck that had the rust-cancer on it.

    It looks good for now and it will be a miracle if this newfangled spray paint really works in at least slowing down the rust.

    I'll have to snap some pics and post them up as it does look good underneath again, nice and shiny black.

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    how did you prep it?
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    I woulda sprayed with rust reformer (goes by a few different names) first. It converts any surface rust to a paint-able primer. Rustoleum makes it.

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    The key to a successful paint job (along with satisfying your girl ) is preparation.

    The area to be painted must be totally ready before any painting action begins.

    It takes scrubbing, sanding, cleaning with solvent, power washing ...etc

    Then, and only then, you should be using a rust ready primer, then a coat or two of paint.

    If prep. is not quite complete, be ready for disappointment.
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Boosted27606 View Post
    The key to a successful paint job (along with satisfying your girl ) is preparation.

    The area to be painted must be totally ready before any painting action begins.

    It takes scrubbing, sanding, cleaning with solvent, power washing ...etc

    Then, and only then, you should be using a rust ready primer, then a coat or two of paint.

    If prep. is not quite complete, be ready for disappointment.
    I beg to differ, I just washed the slight mud off my undercarriage of my truck and let it dry, then just coated it once then again a week later. 2 years later only 1 small spot. Used rustoleum rust reformer and rustoleum satin black.

    Then again not like the frame was super dirty to begin with, or maybe im lucky.

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CJM_T100 View Post
    I beg to differ, I just washed the slight mud off my undercarriage of my truck and let it dry, then just coated it once then again a week later. 2 years later only 1 small spot. Used rustoleum rust reformer and rustoleum satin black.

    Then again not like the frame was super dirty to begin with, or maybe im lucky.
    Not trying to contradict you but I would be worried about what is going on under that paint. I spent years as a machinist and have to agree with Boosted27606 in that absent some ridiculously anal preparation prior to painting there will be more rust - just less noticeable until it rears its ugly cancerous head like a girl leaping out of a cake at the bachelor party.
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    You missed the part where I said I painted with rustoleum rust reformer. This paint turns rust into black primer chemically.

    I wouldnt have believed it myself had I not painted some metal patio chairs with decent surface rust about 5 years back and they do sit outside all year. One coat of the reformer and 2 coats of stain black and not a speck of rust on them.

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    An undercarriage on a roadgoing vehicle will have a tougher life than chairs sitting on a patio. Constant bombardment with road debris will make short work of anything from a rattle can (i.e. not catalysed paint, without hardener).
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    Well there are no miracles yet, not in the can anyway. For real deal get that wire brush or +3000psi power washer and blast the f*** off the rust and dirt. Gonna tackle that this summer. Read instructions on the can - i bet it says "best results when rust is removed mechanically, then painted"
    Its just basics. There are no miracles and no magic paint. It can only do so much. It will keep rusting underneath and will take years to brake trough the film of paint while eating metal underneath that shiny coat of paint or whatever (ruberized spray or whatever other coating) Just talk to those people who work with steel all their life. They will let you in on some "secrets"
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Creosote View Post
    An undercarriage on a roadgoing vehicle will have a tougher life than chairs sitting on a patio. Constant bombardment with road debris will make short work of anything from a rattle can (i.e. not catalysed paint, without hardener).
    Did you miss the part where I said its on the underside of my truck for 2 years with only 1 rust spot?

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    My truck has now been relegated to winter-beater/snowmobile carrier/tower and boat hauler.

    I'll bet my 2004 frame here in MA looks better than any other 2004 as I have been rinsing my undercarriage after every snow event, every single one, not a few days or a few weeks later, after every event once the roads dry.

    I had sprayed whatever spray paint I had in the garage before and it lasted a while. The Krylon stuff is supposed to not need anything, just spray it on.

    Something has to be better than nothing but I do know that nothing is forever and que-sera-sera, whatever will be will be. My hitch looks much better too, heck, everything is looking pissah.

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    I used the stuff CJM is talking about once, not on my Tundra. It turned a rusty spot into a weird rough surface, very primer like. I sanded lightly first, but got lazy real fast and just sprayed. It was fine for a little over a year, still might be. I don't have that truck anymore. It causes a chemical reaction that I don't quite understand to turn the iron-oxide into a mutated metallic substance, that way the rust stops spreading. Of course, I imagine if the rust is more than surface rust, it could always come back since that spray can only penetrate so far.
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    Thats good that you guys found some remedies, but damn I'm pissed that my tundra brothers have to go through this in the east coast! Weak!

    But I'm just glad you guys are thinking on your feet and getting it done on your own!

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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    hi, whatever work's, or if you have a little peice of mind. who care's.
    you just can not let it to continue.
    so whatever you do, is better than nothing.
    i personally would sand it or, metal brush it 1st.
    but i know rust is very bad. & no matter what will continue in time.
    yes it is like cancer, 99% of the time, it will come back, but if you slow it down,
    it's better than nothing.
    i'm sure we all have seen that poor guy's frame.
    good god, it look's like it's ready to brake off.
    he can't do anything.
    i wonder what toyota would say if you touched it.
    & than they do a recall, you might be out of luck.
    anytime, you touch the tundra, you usually have issue's,
    with the dealership. it always becomes a fight.
    what is & isn't allowed.
    i know already i have no warrenty.
    but i belive it's 5 years or 60,000 miles
    well i'll hit 5years in augest.
    i'll hit 60,000 miles in 7 or 8 years.

    i always thought undercoating was our best option.
    not paint. since we run over alot of stuff, that would chip paint,
    alot easyier than rubberized undercoating, which would be alot harder to chip.
    but what do i know,
    just good luck, i hope it help's whatever anyone does.
    it's better than letting it continue.
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    Default Re: Krylon "Rust Tough enamel", just put it on . . .

    I use a rust binder product from Permatex (got it atNAPA) after power washing the frame. Then I spray undercoating on top of that. So far NO RUST after 7 years and over 170K miles. I do this every year.
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