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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:19 pm 
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correct procedure for painting the tow bar,
the towbar is covered with some rust just looks bad nothin serious.
i.ve taken it off degreased it scrub with wire brush and sanded it back.
saprayed some the rust converter stuff and now goin to paint it.
are these the right steps,
fish oil
primer/spray putty
sand smooth
spray putty
sand lighty
paint 2-3 coats
i want a dull result so it don't look ricey, is there such a thing as dull clear coat?
and if u have any products to recomend, i.e. company extyra
any help appreciated

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:20 pm 
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1. Remove towbar
2. Paint in flat black paint, two coats.
3. Replace
4. Admire

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:32 pm 
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is that it, didn't i have to do all the srubbin and sandin that i've already done.
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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:41 pm 
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is that it, didn't i have to do all the srubbin and sandin that i've already done.
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i wouldn't be worried mate - what you've done will make sure it looks the best it could - you've prepped it well, so the job will look top notch!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:43 pm 
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ok thanks for that i thought i wasted abt an hour for nothin

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:57 pm 
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Haham, yer - all you needed to do was clean it, spray it 2 or so coats to ensure even application n them dry - clear if ur very fussy.. then fit.

I need to re-do mine soon, someone hit my towbar with a white car - buggers!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:41 pm 
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Looks like the previous owner did the same thing to mine before he sold it .. just to make it looks better.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:28 am 
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Fish oil is used to prevent rust when the metal is unpainted.

Also, paint don't stick well to oil of any kind. I don't know what made you think it did. Oiling something before you paint it just ensures that the paint will peel off in about a week.
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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:58 pm 
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Fish oil is used to prevent rust when the metal is unpainted.

Also, paint don't stick well to oil of any kind. I don't know what made you think it did. Oiling something before you paint it just ensures that the paint will peel off in about a week.


Quite right fish oil is used inside doors etc to prevent rust, not as a primer.
If you need a rust resistant primer then a good red oxide primer will work well on a towbar.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:56 pm 
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Also, paint don't stick well to oil of any kind. I don't know what made you think it did. Oiling something before you paint it just ensures that the paint will peel off in about a week.
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i didn't know thats why i asked, this the first time i'm paintin somethin metal, only worked with wood stains and inside house.
i know that fish oil is used for rust prevention but where it is used i didn't know, i thought u spray it on let it penetrate and then clean off and prime an paint, obisouly i'm wrong.
any how i've painted it
sanded it and degresed it
primer
light sand
3 coats matt black paint.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:19 pm 
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Also, paint don't stick well to oil of any kind. I don't know what made you think it did. Oiling something before you paint it just ensures that the paint will peel off in about a week.
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i didn't know thats why i asked, this the first time i'm paintin somethin metal, only worked with wood stains and inside house.
i know that fish oil is used for rust prevention but where it is used i didn't know, i thought u spray it on let it penetrate and then clean off and prime an paint, obisouly i'm wrong.
any how i've painted it
sanded it and degresed it
primer
light sand
3 coats matt black paint.

Well there you go; you did the job right and no doubt well.
Hope it lasts a long long while.

 

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