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AustinAllegroProject



Joined: 23 Apr 2019
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: dinitrol rust converter Reply with quote

I have recently started to restore my late fathers Triumph Stag that has been left in a garage for many years. With regards to getting rid of rust on panels do rust converters work? Or should you have the panels professionally sandblasted. I have noticed this rust converter spray product https://www.tiltrak.com/rust-converter/ Very Happy
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rcx822



Joined: 31 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, rust converters have low effect. When I did my restoration I tried every method, including acid and gel acid.

My favourite methods are:

DCM pro Paint stripper to remove the paint (bear in mind the stuff is not legal for home use any more).
Sand blast only the areas that are rusted - so that you are minimising risk of warping.

I also had good luck using MBX tool, which is a special tool, looks like a wire brush but uses tempered chiselled wires so gives a sand blasting effect. But it's expensive and has limited access so you still need to sand blast remaining areas.
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likewise, I haven't had much luck with rust "converters", at least not used as per the instructions. The two "go to" solutions for me are sandblasting, but if it's more than a small area it really becomes a professional job, or electrolysis which is cheap but slow and only works with stuff small enough to get into a suitable tank (cheap plastic dustbin).
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