I just had the most amazing episode of customer service.
I am about to repaint some panels on the Allis HB112. I wanted to try the new Farm & Equipment Rust Paint by Rust Check in a rattle can, but the can doesn't give the standard "top coat with x minutes or after x days", so I emailed the company. The Customer Information rep, Mario Segreti, emailed me back within an hour asking for my phone number. I sent it to him at about 6:20 pm today figuring I'd hear back tomorrow. About 10 minutes later my phone ran. We talked about the product and what I was painting for about 15 minutes. He explained how to use it for best results. He also recommended, and explained how to use, their Rust Converter for heavy rust areas on older tractors. It is a converter that acts like an acid etch primer.
Anyway, for any of you wanting to try the product:
- scuff existing paint, (bare metal not required but acceptable),
- clean surface,
- no primer unless heavy rust, then use Rust Converter instead of primer,
- multiple thin coats, and
- completely dry before top coating (1.5 hours typical).
Paint day is Wednesday, if the weather warms up as predicted, so I'll post results on Thursday.