Author Topic: How do you protect bare metal from rust?  (Read 1919 times)

Offline orgnl70

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How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« on: December 31, 2011, 08:31:51 PM »
Just finished blasting my front spindles and wanted to preserve the fresh look. I used Eastwood Satin Clear and they came out looking like silver paint. Not what I was looking for! What are you using that protects yet, looks like bare steel?

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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 01:55:55 AM »
If you use the search feature you will find a number of threads of natural finishes. Third item from the left in the tool bar above

For micro oil surface protection most use Bioshield or Corrosion X at this time I believe
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 02:48:26 AM »
Just finished blasting my front spindles and wanted to preserve the fresh look. I used Eastwood Satin Clear and they came out looking like silver paint. Not what I was looking for! What are you using that protects yet, looks like bare steel?
To add to Jeff's suggestions I would like to bring up the fact that a freshly blasted spindle will have a different look then a assemblyline one which i can only assume is the look you are striving for. A undisturbed spindle is typically a darker heat treated steel . Many use gun bluing ,zinc phosphate ,paint ,along with some machining or a combination of them to get the desired look. You might find some threads on that process too while you are searching. We have discussed it here before. Bob
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 05:11:36 PM »
+1 with Bob's comments if you have blasted them then you get to recolor and refinish them then lastly protect them from rust

The look your trying for is like the ones below





Ignore the paint marks - they likely do not apply to your application ;)
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 10:05:43 AM »
What products will work best to protect a new, bare metal, driveshaft?  I have used Boe Shield on suspension parts but the driveshaft has a different finish; is there something that may be better to preserve the paint stripes and look? TIA
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 12:35:58 PM »
Don't believe the driveline is that different - same cast metal ends - just the pipe but its still just metal. You have paint marks on the suspension like the driveline so no difference there either. Often metal pipes are oiled or waxed to protect the virgin metal from surface rust - no one wants to by new rusty metal ;)  so strip the stuff on it off and apply your favorite protective oil over the metal once its clean - if you purchased a "new" driveline with marks I'm sure they stripped the oils off before the striped the pipe in at least that area

Just my experiences
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 01:48:58 PM »
thanks for that Jeff--

has anyone had experience with Rust Prevention Magic that NPD has in their catalog?  Seems kind of pricey but if it works, it's worth it.
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Re: How do you protect bare metal from rust?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »
I have used the rust preventive magic. I didn't like it & did not last as advertised. May have been me but have best luck with Bioshield & similar products.
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