I got started wire-wheeling a bunch of rust and bubbling paint off of part of the hitch. It came off pretty easily. It was fun! I got a whole side done in 1/2 hour.
My question is: what do I do next? I want to repaint it silver like it was before, and I'm getting a little trailer money from Mom for a favor I did her; I'm thinking I should go ahead with the POR 15 since the hitch is really exposed. I know I have to paint soon or it will start to rust again. I can use leftover paint on the frame when we get to that. I'm assuming whatever I learn here I will use on the frame too if we do any rust removal there, which is a guarantee probably.
I read over the POR-15 website FAQs and I'm a little confused...do I use a treatment first and then brush on some POR-15? Or do I use the Stirling SIlver...help.
It's kind of shiny and smooth now, but there are very minor pits where the rust ate into it I guess. But it's still in good shape. I just don't know what to put on it.
To be honest with you I don't even know what kind of metal the hitch is
...it's too dark for pictures right now or I'd post some..but here's a picture of the condition before I wire wheeled it, and I'm going to call the POR15 people Monday and ask them too. Has anyone done this? I'm sure you have, I haven't been able to find a post on this but I saw one somewhere.
Boy I sure have a way of asking long questions.