The Rust Project

Fiberglass, body panels, valences. Also interior pieces like seats, dashes, etc
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:58 am

I'm sure its clear coated.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:02 pm

So it has been a week. Time to take pictures. We have rust on painted surfaces! Guess which ones :)

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Obviously this was expected. The factory coating. works reasonably well and the ground off areas are rusting badly. Ironically, the sharpie area isn't rusting yet.

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The 3m undercoating and arousal truck bed paint actually look more like they absorb the water than dissipate it. It's very discouraging as the undercoating theoretically should be specifically for rustproofing. Apparently not.

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As the paint dried, a few small cracks seem to have developed. The cracks do go down to bare metal and I can see the mildest of rust forming. I'm getting a better camera soon so I hope to capture this rust. But already, this is very discouraging.

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Again, bad camera not catching the rust. On the left is primer filler. On the right is primer sealer. My assumption was always that the primer sealer would seal the surface from rust. But...

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Can't see it in the picture but rust is there. It's probably the most rust I've seen so far in this project minus the bare metal. The irony of the sealer!

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Here we have the clear coat and appliance paint. The appliance paint is doing peachy! The clear coat... not so much. If you look VERY carefully at the bottom right of the square, you'll see some rust forming. I expected rust from the clear but not this quickly.

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Circled the rust spot.

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The blue regular enamel is doing fine. The bbq paint looks like it just sucked up the water. Still can see the sharpie but still no rust.

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The engine enamel and kyrlon are doing very well.

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The rustoleum ca paint looks very thin. It is the minimum required thickness. I can't imagine why anyone would use this paint for paint. But it is holding up. The rust bullet is also doing fine. It is also noticeably thicker than the rest of the paints and feels much heartier to the touch.

I have been watering the metal every few days. It also rained through the night so the metal is seeing more moisture than normal. I figure with the winter weather, this would be the best course of action. More of a "worst case scenario" I suppose.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby M20_fever » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:33 pm

can I suggest a phase 2 to this? Once all this stuff is good and rusty you should test a variety of rust treatment products designed to be applied over rust.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:59 pm

not a bad idea sir.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:22 pm

No major updates this week. I've noticed that the 3m undercoating has managed to shrink more. It looks like you can see some of the metal through the "pores" that have opened up.

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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Ryki » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Yoshi, this kind of stuff speaks to me. I enjoy running applicable tests for things people would like. This is making me cringe at the thought of all those vehicles with bad liners and 3m undercoating, thinking it was the perfect solution. Great job so far! Looking forward to more :D
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:01 pm

Surprisingly, I think the spray on bed liner is doing well so far.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:34 pm

Took some pics with the wife's new DSLR. Downsized the pics a bit but they are still huge. It isn't picking up much rust. The amusing thing is that the clear coat where I smudged with my fingers is rusting REALLY nicely compared to everything else.

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Re: The Rust Project

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:44 pm

links are a pita, post the pics.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:18 am

you asked for it
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby M20_fever » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:10 am

much better. Pics look the same size as the rest to me, guessing my phones browser resizes pics.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby AustinR » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:18 am

Haha. They're 1620x1080.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:00 pm

I resized them to that after I took them off the camera. I mean come on! They were 6 megs each at first.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby AustinR » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:40 pm

Haha. I know. The pictures that come out of those cameras are giant.
I usually resize to 800px long edge. That usually knocks em down well below one mb per photo and it's a nice size that's still big so you can still see stuff.
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Re: The Rust Project

Postby Yoshi » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:46 pm

I wanted to keep them big enough that you can see details. maybe someone will spot rust I didn't.
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