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#1 chrissmallwood OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Hello all. Ive recently picked up an LGT 100 and am going through it and cleaning up and repainting areas that have gathered some rust. For the most part its pretty clean except for the hidden areas that may hold moisture and dirt such as between the seat box and body shell. Once I get them cleaned up what should I do to help prevent rust from forming in the future in areas like these?

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Posted January 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Have you heard of Rust Check

It will get into spots you thought weren't possible

That stuff creeps into tight places and in all directions, even uphill

Have seen it creep up a lot more than oil or anything else I have seen


Fluid Film works good too but leaves a tacky residue if you do not thin it out

also is quite pricey 

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Posted January 22, 2018 - 01:58 PM

Any recommendations of a good paint to use. Id like to be able to paint it and not worry about having to apply a spray every so often to keep the rust off.

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Posted January 22, 2018 - 02:02 PM

I have a buddy that used Fluid film on his truck and it works ok. They still use calcium on the roads around here and it tends to break it down pretty quick. He treats his work truck with it every fall. My uncle puts used engine oil in a paint sprayer and sprays the whole under side of his truck every couple of years and it seems to hold up just as well as fluid film. 



If you can get oil based implement paint into that area you should be good to go. If you have to, put it on with a paint brush. Oil based Implement paint holds up really good to rust. The thicker you can get it on the better. 

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Posted January 22, 2018 - 09:11 PM

POR-15 or equivalent, on the cleaned up rust & bare metal, then paint over it.  It is very viscous & flows also, but very messy & for sure don't get any on you!  You'll wear it for a long time.  Have used the so called rust converters but not a big fan.  Had some paint go bad over them.


Fluid Film is sold here by JD dealer but that is something for areas that would not be exposed to contact by you.

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