Rust on and easiest way to prepare to paint?


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  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Apr 17, 2018
    Hello Gary — Sand off the rust, wipe clean, and apply primer. You can tint the primer the color that you plan to paint the bike. That way you don’t have to apply as many coats of paint to cover the previous paint job. Good luck!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 17, 2018
    Sand the rust off as well as you can, leaving a smooth surface. Use Bondo if you think the damage has taken away a significant layer of metal. Paint the entire frame with Rustoleum as a primer, then with Rustoleum as a paint. Let each coat dry empletely before doing the next step. Rustoleum makes several weather-resistant enamels and glossy colors. With the tires off, be sure to paint the underside of the frame and other parts. Since bikes are often left outside, be sure to use a clear sealer in several clear coats for protection. Certainly, if you plan to have the bike finish “baked” on, use the best paint recommended by the auto or bike shop baker. Best wishes ☺️

  • Liv Liv on Apr 17, 2018
    Once you sand off the rust or remove it with a rust removing solution, use Rustoleum spray paint.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 17, 2018
    Sand it and clean it, then paint with rustoleum or tremclad metal paint

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 17, 2018
    I just read this post from another hometalk helper (Pung61) and I thought it would help you too. It was very interesting, I'd never heard of it before:

    You can use a product called Evap-o-Rust. Here is the skinney on it:
    Evapo-Rust Rust Remover gives new life to all your rusty household items. Evapo-Rust is safe enough to use on any rusty item including cast iron cookware, grill grates, knives, antiques and anything metal. It features a non-toxic, environmentally safe, water-based formula that removes rust in just minutes, no scrubbing needed. Evapo-Rust is reusable, 1 gal. will remove 286 g of rust or will de-rust about 20 sq. ft., depending on the thickness of the rust. Evapo-Rust Removes even heavy rust completely, is non-toxic, non-corrosive, is safe on skin and eyes. Evapo-Rust has no fumes or bad odors, is non-flammable and can be disposed of safely by simply pouring down the drain in most areas. Evapo-Rust contains No acids, bases, solvents or other toxic ingredients, it will not harm un-rusted steel, safe on other metals, plastic, PVC, Viton and most paints. Uses include; cast iron cookware, grill grates, antiques, tools, auto parts, clocks, sewing machines, toys and more.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 18, 2018
    Scrub rusted areas with Brillo pad first. This should take off a lot of the rust.