What Happens to RustOleum Rusty Metal Red Primer Without a Topcoat?

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. dibbons

    dibbons Well-Known Member

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    Not much. I painted this spare tire rim 5-10 years ago and its been installed almost 3 years on the '65 Formula S while it was being stripped, sandblasted, and painted. Has some overspray from the body shop on the outside of the rim. Cleaned it up today with some Simple Green.

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    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

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      looks great for 5-10 years out in the elements. I got a set of stripped Rallies in the yard and they are looking a little rusty.
       
    • Captainkirk

      Captainkirk Old School Mopar Warrior

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      All I know is I painted the underside and trunk area with the brush on stuff and it's hard as nails. Almost like epoxy paint.
       
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      • MoparMike1974

        MoparMike1974 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Rustoleum rusty metal primer is good stuff.
         
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        • moparmandan

          moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          I'm a fan.
           
        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Been tryin to tell these guys for years Rustoleum flat WORKS.
           
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          • dartfreak75

            dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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            I used it on the undercarriage on my car. And the floors. The floors I painted black but the undercarriage i left just red primer.

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            • Kendog 170

              Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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              Years ago, before all the 2 part primers. We (bodyshop) did a test on primer and the red oxide primer was far superior for rust protection than White,Gray,Black primers.
               
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              • Tooljunkie

                Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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                The golden gate bridge is painted with rustoleum, that has to say something.
                 
              • halifaxhops

                halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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                Its environmentally safe?
                 
              • adriver

                adriver Blazing Apostle

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                It has fish oil in it.
                But that story may be fishy.
                 
              • Cuda416

                Cuda416 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                Usually if things are safe, they don't work, if they work, they'll make you grow a tail.... on your forehead... :)

                Good question though.
                 
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                • Captainkirk

                  Captainkirk Old School Mopar Warrior

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                  Need I say more?

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                • Kendog 170

                  Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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                  Just keep in mind. Primers are porous and should be top coated.
                   
                • RustyRatRod

                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                  Look here greenie, we're paintin cars, not rabbits. lol
                   
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                  • Cuda416

                    Cuda416 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
                     
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                    • barbee6043

                      barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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                      And old paints and primer had LEAD decades back, it kept the rust down!

                      Rustoleum had lots of solids, thats good. But unlike auto paints nothing to deter UV right? Great for inside floors and underside. Works for me.
                       
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