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Old 10-30-2008, 02:49 PM   #29
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I saw someone use this on one of the home shows. looked quite nice.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #30
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Sounds great,maybe I could get rid of the painted water heater door on one of my Airstreams.Waiting for results.Dave
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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This is how two areas of filiform looks after using the Stainless Paint.

First off it's a water based paint, not the easiest to get right. Took some trial and error. Nice thing about water based it's a lot quicker correcting the opps. It wasn't easy, judge for yourself.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #32
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This is my first post but I hope to contribute more as we update our 87 Sovereign.

In the meantime, I found some more examples of the use of Thomas Liquid Stainless Steel

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:12 PM   #33
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This is how two areas of filiform looks after using the Stainless Paint.

First off it's a water based paint, not the easiest to get right. Took some trial and error. Nice thing about water based it's a lot quicker correcting the opps. It wasn't easy, judge for yourself.
Here's the update almost 3yrs later...

I was a little concerned about the durability of the water based Stainless paint and clearcoat.

On the plus side...If you compare these photo's that I took today with the previous posts you can see that the attempted "repair" held up pretty well.
Even more important, the fact that the occurrence of new outbreaks has slowed dramatically. PTL

Down side....it's not a great texture match. But better than any standard paint Iv'e tried.

BTW....never did clearcoat the door hinges, sealed with Griot's Paint Sealer instead.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #34
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Bob,

Came across this thread when search to see if anyone had used "Thomas
Liquid SS."

My door hinges, door handle and battery box frames are rather messed up with corrosion and I am planning to use the Thomas product to refinish
them - once I have used wet/dry paper to remove the corrosion.

I contacted Thomas and - as I guess you have proven - said it would be ok for outdoor use.

I asked if I would put it directly on the sanded aluminum or if a primer should be used.

They suggested a "Primer suitable for aluminum." I don't know if there is special primer for aluminum but will check around.

Just wondering if you used any special primer?


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Old 09-28-2011, 01:28 PM   #35
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Bob,

I asked if I would put it directly on the sanded aluminum or if a primer should be used.

They suggested a "Primer suitable for aluminum." I don't know if there is special primer for aluminum but will check around.

Just wondering if you used any special primer?


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I have never used the liquid stainless steel but it sounds pretty good.

If I had it handy I would use an acid etching primer. But, if you don't have it you will probably need to buy at least a gallon and maybe have it shipped.

Otherwise I would use some fine emery paper to get some tooth for the paint to hang on to.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #36
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Bob,

Came across this thread when search to see if anyone had used "Thomas
Liquid SS."

My door hinges, door handle and battery box frames are rather messed up with corrosion and I am planning to use the Thomas product to refinish
them - once I have used wet/dry paper to remove the corrosion.

I contacted Thomas and - as I guess you have proven - said it would be ok for outdoor use.

I asked if I would put it directly on the sanded aluminum or if a primer should be used.

They suggested a "Primer suitable for aluminum." I don't know if there is special primer for aluminum but will check around.

Just wondering if you used any special primer?


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I have never used the liquid stainless steel but it sounds pretty good.

If I had it handy I would use an acid etching primer. But, if you don't have it you will probably need to buy at least a gallon and maybe have it shipped.

Otherwise I would use some fine emery paper to get some tooth for the paint to hang on to.
Brain & Lumatic

Check out post's 467, 489 & 493 on this thread for what I did for the hinge's and battery box surround.

I have only used the LSS on the filiform corrosion, I'll try and find it, it's somewhere on the "corrosion" thread.

NOPE....it's rite here on post #31.

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Bob,

Those pics look great. I wasn't clear though, on the battery box surrounds, are they just highly polished back to plain aluminum or did you just wet/dry paper them to get them really smooth again and then paint them with something?

I can't keep my trailer at home and so probably won't invest the time that you did - my plan is to try to sand off all the corrosion, give the rest a light sanding, then hand paint with then LSS.

I do have a couple of small airbrushes - not sure if i will try spraying the paint or using small brushes. LSS show brush applications on their website that turn out looking good.

Since it is pretty much all hand work, I was thinking to gather the supplies and take it with me when we head to Florida this winter to pick away at - course the Mrs always gets ticked off when I do that, she figures we should be always out going places, but I enjoy tinkering!

I guess it will be important to tape well around the items when sanding, I'm concerned about damaging the trailer skin.

LSS is hard to find here in Canada but I think I have found a place that can get it for me. LSS won't ship to customers outside US.

I am still checking to find a suitable primer - looks like Rust-Oleum sell an aluminum primer, but once more, so far I have not found it locally. What's wrong with us up here in the frozen north?!

Brian

PS - I have no doubt that the Honey Brown helped, but I have a strong preference for IPA's - we'll see how that works out!
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Zinc chromate is a good primer available at most hardware or big box stores. Sal.
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"Those pics look great. I wasn't clear though, on the battery box surrounds, are they just highly polished back to plain aluminum or did you just wet/dry paper them to get them really smooth again and then paint them with something?"


Brian,

No paint on the battery surrounds, sanded as described, polished, then coated with Griot's Paint Sealer.
The sealer works great on the whole trailer also.
Masking well is a must, I used several layers of blue painters tape.

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Zinc chromate is a good primer available at most hardware or big box stores. Sal.
Thanks, I'll follow up on that!

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Brain & Lumatic

Check out post's 467, 489 & 493 on this thread for what I did for the hinge's and battery box surround.

I have only used the LSS on the filiform corrosion, I'll try and find it, it's somewhere on the "corrosion" thread.

NOPE....it's rite here on post #31.

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Wow! What a great job. Thank you for referring us to the pics!
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Your welcome PT.....

POI...it wasn't too complicated, just took some TIME.

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