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Rust Repair Video

Did you leave those metal tools or objects outside all winter? A little rusty now? To get these items ready for painting, you have to remove the rust and have the right tools.

Scrap any loose paint off with a thin, flexible, metal putty knife. Then sand the rusty area with a wire brush or sanding block.

Next, you will need a good rust inhibitive primer. Some of these primers can be used over slightly rusted metal, so you don't have to remove all the rust. The primer labels with have instructions as to how much rust it will cover and any other preparation that is required. A primer with zinc or chromate is a better choice. Use an industrial type primer if the others can't be found.

Following the directions for the primer is critical in getting the desired results.


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