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Offline Matt1968

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Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« on: February 19, 2017, 08:00:59 PM »
I'm looking for a coating or sealant for metal parts that goes on clear to keep the original, natural appearance of the part.   Was has worked for you?

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 08:52:52 PM »
I'm looking for a coating or sealant for metal parts that goes on clear to keep the original, natural appearance of the part.   Was has worked for you?
T9 Boeshield. There are other similar products. It is oil based . It drys when put on light and waxy when heavy. It does need to be maintained depending on environment and usage.  In protected garage type environment it could last years . Exposed to humidity and drastic temperature changes that might change to 2 months . It varies. During show season I would suggest using it before each show. I first used it on some real magnesium wheels I had on my Cobra. After polishing they would start to oxidize in one day. I tried everything . Clear coat ,WD40 etc. You name it I tried it. The best I found would help them last about 3 months before oxidizing. A friend told me to try the T9 and I wiped it on my wheels after polishing and they lasted a year before needing re polishing . They would have lasted longer if I would have wiped them every month or so. I wanted to see how long. Just what has worked for me .  I used some T9 sprayed heavy on some bare metal control arms and but them outside exposed to the elements all winter. 6 months later in the spring they still didn't have any rust on them.   I am waiting to hear about the next best thing I can use. There is always something better.  I just haven't found it yet.  Others will have their own best choices.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 09:13:16 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bob,  I was hoping for something that would last much longer than a couple of months. 

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 10:11:03 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bob,  I was hoping for something that would last much longer than a couple of months.
I am always looking for something better. Just trying to give realistic expectations.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 10:52:29 PM »
Cosmoline will last a lot longer than Boeshield.  You just can't apply it and expect it to pass concours judging, however!

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 11:40:11 PM »

I have had the best success with BoeShield as well...agree with Bob. 
If you want something "long term" and never have to touch it again you are going to have to use paint. 
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 11:43:06 PM »
I have had the best success with BoeShield ............... 

+2   so far




If you want something "long term" and never have to touch it again you are going to have to use paint.

But of course using paint will bring with it other issues.  Seems nothing is perfect or though I'm told :)


Been asked and answered a few times here on this site

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14004.msg87134#msg87134



http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=4008.msg33299#msg33299


http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=9137.msg53518#msg53518


http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=9117.msg53370#msg53370


« Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 11:47:21 PM by J_Speegle »
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Offline 1969 Cale II

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 01:03:34 AM »
WD 40 Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor is a product used by David at DSD Restoration. My suspension parts that he did are over a year old and still look perfect. Hard to find in stores, had a hardware store order it or you can it on line. I like it.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 02:41:23 PM »
WD 40 Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor is a product used by David at DSD Restoration. My suspension parts that he did are over a year old and still look perfect. Hard to find in stores, had a hardware store order it or you can it on line. I like it.
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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 11:59:25 PM »
I know many painters that will not allow any WD40 products on the premises because of the silicone content and how it effects to be painted now and in the future surfaces.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 10:58:14 PM »
It is applied after any painting has been done. I do all my own painting and have not had any fisheye problems. Just be careful and all is good.

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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 04:06:44 PM »
Check this out: http://www.ecs-rpm.com/

Unless someone knows something I don't, I've heard nothing but good about it. In fact, I'm going to order up some of it tomorrow.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 04:33:55 PM »
Check this out: http://www.ecs-rpm.com/

Unless someone knows something I don't, I've heard nothing but good about it. In fact, I'm going to order up some of it tomorrow.
Just that it isn't any better but at least as good . May be harder to apply when doing touch up on a assembled car.
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Re: Looking for a metal coating that prevents rust
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 11:28:59 PM »
Check this out: http://www.ecs-rpm.com/

Unless someone knows something I don't, I've heard nothing but good about it. In fact, I'm going to order up some of it tomorrow.
I have used the rust prevention magic and although Im still working on long term performance I'm confident  this will turn out to be a very good product. It finishes dry to the touch.
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Up to 5 years of protection
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2017, 07:07:05 PM »
According to this article:

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hppp-1106-pontiac-rust-prevention/

This product is good up to 5 years:

http://www.gibbsbrandlubricant.com/shop.htm

Has anyone used this?