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Rust proofing bare metals

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Celerity, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I wanna strip the paint off my GPZ tank (Regular steel) and then seal it with something (I ride in the rain)

    Any ideas ? I'm thinking of either a chemical answer, or a sacrificial cathode - But if I do that, then I risk building up static in the tank. (BOOM). If I solid-mount it I can prolly do the cathode on the frame, but this is really really complex.

    Anyone know of a product that seals bare metal, that will be clear ?
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    aren't there some sort of silicon lubricant/sprays out there you can put on it?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Ive shot auto clear over bare metal and it didnt rust up.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    That's what I had in mind, really. If it does start to pit, I can address it then - or just paint it.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    just paint it green ;)
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    I painted my rotor's parts that dont come into contact with the pads that typicaly rust. No rust on those area's yet! I used VHT Clear Coat.

    Not sure how long it's gonna last without primer, but worth a look into.
     
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    Yeah, the primer would also need to be clear. I'm testing a spot right now with my clear primer to see exactly how "clear" it is.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    clear primer? Where did you find that?
     
  9. Celerity

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    I have a can that I got from .. uh .... Paul Francis. I got it as an aerosol.

    But I found out that I can't do this look on a steel tank. It just looks like a polished frame, dull and lifeless.

    The only thing left is a custom paintjob that LOOKS like brushed aluminum.\

    I'm prolly gonna go orange.
     
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    can you do a chemical treatment of some kind?

    ..i have no idea.
     
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