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    Rubbing down

    Hi, i want to rub down my car to put some protection on it, what would you use to clean bare rusty metal up with? at the moment i am using a flap disc in a grinder?

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    http://www.rightlines.ltd.uk/Strip-C...ing-Discs.aspx
    Then a wipe over with Kurust or similar, used sparingly and applied with a cloth not brush. Wear rubber gloves unless you like having purple hands.

    I have used all sorts of stuff, but the two above are far and away the best.
    You can get the discs from Halfords.

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    Re: Rubbing down

    cheers for that

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    Re: Rubbing down

    if its a quick fix to store a 180 da sander and a coat of primer will go a long way.
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    http://www.rightlines.ltd.uk/Strip-C...ing-Discs.aspx
    Then a wipe over with Kurust or similar, used sparingly and applied with a cloth not brush. Wear rubber gloves unless you like having purple hands.

    I have used all sorts of stuff, but the two above are far and away the best.
    You can get the discs from Halfords.
    would recoment flap disks from a paint motorfactor as the vast majority of halfords products are a good waste of time they will charge you loads smile and pretend they have just sold you a rolls royce for half price

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    Re: Rubbing down

    As I have more money than sense I have bought all the stripping discs I have ever used from Halfords. Nothing wrong with them and not a great deal of difference in price.
    I don't remember getting the smile though.

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    Re: Rubbing down

    I would have to agree with Dave, those stripping discs work fast and donīt heat up the metal like a flap disc will.

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    Re: Rubbing down

    http://www.frost.co.uk/result_search.asp

    Heard POR-15 is good, anyone? maybe not for the panel surfaces but for other places.
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    http://www.frost.co.uk/how_do_i_explained.asp?hdID=20

    stripping disc rated best in test! good site for info as well!
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    Re: Rubbing down

    Strip disks here too, except the dodgy batch of exploding ones!!! Still it worked out well, i used about 4 or 5 on the whole car and ended up getting refunded for 4 of them as they left me with the reciept and the exploded disks

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    Re: Rubbing down

    what about when the paint is sound but you wnat to rub it down to key it in in awkward places?

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    Scotchbrite or Scotchpad, whatever they are called.

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    Re: Rubbing down

    POR-15 is crap, dont buy it,i bought a gallon of the stuff from Frost and ended up throwing it away, as i have done with most of the so called restoration products they sell

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