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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 04:28 PM

I thought this might be worth mentioning. I've been restoring my MF12 http://gardentractor...f-12-rebirthed/  These GT have several welded seams in the sheet metal & if left alone I believe would be the first rust seen afterwards. After SB I took some Rust Reformer by Rustoleum & relly soaked these seams before priming. I have used this stuff in the past & it seems to be a good product along with some other brands out there. The metal turns many different colors before it finally turns black so don't panic. Thanks!



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 05:51 PM

I seen this product today and wondered if it really worked long term? I have recently painted a few parts with the spray can Rustoleum rust reformer, but can't say yet if it was a waste of time or not. Time will tell.

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I've been using it for 5+ years! I'm very happy with the results.

Here's a pic of my Cub 108. I did the hood 3-4 years ago and never put anything over the Rust Reformer paint. Made a believer out of me!

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There is no rust showing anywhere!

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Another product worth looking into is CRC cold galvanizing. I've got weld joints around here that were spayed with that stuff back in the early 80's, were not painted over and they are still rust free. There are other companies that sell cold galvanizing but I can't speak for their long term protection. The CRC has worked well. 

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