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Dealing with rust
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Bayliss Thomas



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Dealing with rust Reply with quote

The leaf springs and other bits n bobs on my caravan are quite rusty, but otherwise solid and safe to keep using. I want to treat the rust and note that two products seem most suitable for the job. KURUST at 55 pounds Lt
or GRANVILLE RUST CONVERTOR at 18 pounds Lt.

Huge price difference any body used this stuff ? comments please. Smile
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bob2



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest you enter this site http://www.bilthamber.com/
and have a look at their range of rust removers, rust converters and waxoils!!

I have tried them after years of using the products you listed and there's no comparison in my opinion!
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Kelsham



Joined: 18 Jan 2009
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Location: Llandrindod Wells Powys

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: dealing with rust Reply with quote

Its interesting that Bilt hamber is being recommended, On another site it is being reported as not being very good.

Could you give details of where you used their products and how they were applied. Of course it is possible the complainant had not primed and topcoated properly.

I have used their Hydrate 80 which seemed to cover well but no long term test yet.

I must admit I keep returning to Jenolite using several applications. Then Bondaprimer on top.

Regards Kels.
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Bayliss Thomas



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for responses, Bilthamber has been recommended on another forum also.
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for Bilthamber as well, and it goes a long way
Being more like a wash.

One good thing about it no need for washing off after if you wish to paint. overpainting is recomended but not esential.

It seems to etch into the metal.

I used any remaining decanted left over to paint over a few old tool boxes, and even with being bashes about still look good.

Roger

PS BT.
Still got a bit left in a jar if you wish to try some first.
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bob2



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used hydrate 80 and in my opinion is much better than the stuff that the original subscriber mentioned!
It is much more long lasting, obviously you have to really clean the rust off, leaving small pitted areas here and there, but I also used there Deox C and Deox Gel to clean any heavily pitted (with rust) areas before applying hydrate 80.
Its been around a year and a half or even more and no rust bubbles or anything has formed where I have done the above.
And as Roger mentioned, you do not need to wash off any residue like the other marques say on their tin.
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Bayliss Thomas



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all tips and comments, very helpful. Smile
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