Rust Converter - painting over it

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Postby Fusanala » Sat May 25, 2019 5:45 am

Anyone use any rust converter that you can paint over when dry? In other words, no scraping, no wire brushing, etc., just convert and paint. What did you use, how did it work?
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Postby r1lark » Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 pm

I've used Dupli-Color Rust Fix quite a bit, if I remember correctly the instructions say wait 24 hours then paint over it. Mainly I use this for smaller parts or parts that the rust can't be easily removed by grit blasting, etc. Have not had any issue with the paint when topcoating over Rust Fix.

I have not used it, but you can also top coat over Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator: https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-rust-encapsulator-black-aerosol-15-ounce.html?SRCCODE=PLA00010&gclid=Cj0KCQjwz6PnBRCPARIsANOtCw37qP0S7yfm3p8SdnhI9AmWqwFAnF6qYwWXd1nwryQ0JRI-gSr3O9saAheLEALw_wcB
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Postby moore_rb » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm

I have painted directly over Rustoleum Rust Reformer, as well as Eastwood's Rust Converter... Both are great products and paint bonds very well to them.
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Postby dustin3n » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:08 am

Eastwoods and Por15 are both great products.
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Postby moore_rb » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:38 am

Harbor Freight also sells a spray can rust converter product that says on the label that it is paintable, but my experience with this product is that it does better if you spray it on and let it dry, then do a light sand, followed by a primer.

For a single step, combination rust treatment and primer, I still think Rustoleum's rust reformer is the best one out there... JMHO
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