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Old 08-16-2020, 01:40 PM   #1
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Best rust treatment for frame?

Hi All!

I have my 1965 open underneath to do plumbing and electrical work.

I’m going to take the opportunity to treat some superficial rust and repaint the frame.

What does everyone recommend? I was going to use Ospho but then was told a product called Conquest is best. I started researching and see a ton of options.

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Old 08-18-2020, 08:32 PM   #2
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POR-15 is an excellent paint on option.
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Old 08-19-2020, 06:13 AM   #3
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POR-15 is an excellent paint on option.


Thank you, this one step product came highly recommend. Apparently the govt uses it on bridges, buoys etc

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Old 08-19-2020, 07:39 AM   #4
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I'll second POR-15. Just finished coating my new frame in it. Their prep, rust preventative, and top coat are all really good.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:58 AM   #5
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I used por 15 as well, one tip is to get the smaller cans instead of 1 big one. A large can will not stay fresh and hard to store, also a little goes a long way. And don't get the stuff on your skin or anything else, you'll be wearing it for weeks. If you also plan on using the por 15 for the exposed bumper rails make sure you overcoat it with another top coat paint, por 15 is not UV rated. And don't forget your disposable chip brushes....
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POR-15 is what I have used. It works great. DITTO, What Mx468 said!

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Old 08-19-2020, 08:19 AM   #7
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I bought POR15 for a truck frame and the underside of the bed about 15 years ago. I got the kit and followed the instructions to the letter. It did hold up over time and certainly did not stop the rust.

I pulled the pieces in the pic off earlier this week to show someone the POR15 failure. The pic is of the side of the POR15 that was on the metal.
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I used por 15 as well, one tip is to get the smaller cans instead of 1 big one. A large can will not stay fresh and hard to store, also a little goes a long way. And don't get the stuff on your skin or anything else, you'll be wearing it for weeks. If you also plan on using the por 15 for the exposed bumper rails make sure you overcoat it with another top coat paint, por 15 is not UV rated. And don't forget your disposable chip brushes....
All very valid points. Currently wearing a shirt that will forever have some POR-15 on it lol.

Definitely use their top coat. Both the rust preventative and top coat dried very hard and quickly.
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All very valid points. Currently wearing a shirt that will forever have some POR-15 on it lol.



Definitely use their top coat. Both the rust preventative and top coat dried very hard and quickly.


Thank you!

I’ll look into the POR-15

All the blogs seems to put Correseal at the top of the rankings and my “commercial industry” friends like that “one step” brand I posted earlier.
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