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    Rusted bumper,tire carrier,rock sliders options

    Im sure alot of others can relate to this, I as well have gathered alot of rust on bumpers,tire carrier,rock sliders,etc.
    Im getting old and lazy and tired of stripping these down and repainting each summer.
    Wondering what others have done? Are there any more permanent options?

    Im contemplating these options:
    -take to powder coater
    OR
    -take to linex
    ​​​​​​​OR
    -remove and sell and buy new ones(might not cost much more than the above options?! but who knows how long the new ones will last). Any brands that have better coatings that dont or prevent rust?

    Thanks*

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    IMHO, there isn’t much that can be done. Just a symptom of the Canadian environment. Every brand of any aftermarket bumper or equipment I’ve ever seen has rust or paint degradation after a few years, at best.
    I have a 1999 Ranger consisting of mostly Ford parts ranging from 1979 to 2005.

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    What brand kit are you talking about? I know that there are certain brands that are more susceptible than others. I have a buddy that works in the auto body industry I can ask him for a solution, if there is any.

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    Even if you take to a sand blaster and get it powder coated with a zinc rich primer and textured top coat it will still rust in a year or two. The issue isn’t really the poor coating it the poor quality low nickel steel that was used to make the parts.

    I have had success using POR15 rust paint. Might want to look at their web site.

    At my work we build and sell wheelchair lifts that go outside and the powder coat we use lasts for decades. In ‘wet’ areas that are prone to flooding we use an extra clear coat on top, unless you get a bad batch of powder or an inexperienced operator, rusting is rarely the result of the powder coat finish. It’s all about the surface prep. But once rust has set in you need to remove it all or the steel will rust again fairly soon.
    Last edited by Iron Mike; 03-14-2019 at 06:03 AM.

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    thanks for the replies. looks like for now i will just do spot touch ups but am thinking getting something small like the gas can holders done. one powder coated and one linex to see how each holds up over next winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novix View Post
    What brand kit are you talking about? I know that there are certain brands that are more susceptible than others. I have a buddy that works in the auto body industry I can ask him for a solution, if there is any.
    rear bumper and rock sliders are lod
    front bumper smittybilt xrc

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    If your dong some spot rust repair or a small area like the gas can holder try this. [url]https://www.por15.com/stop-rust-kit[\url] its a good starter kit and covers rust really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
    If your dong some spot rust repair or a small area like the gas can holder try this. [url]https://www.por15.com/stop-rust-kit[\url] its a good starter kit and covers rust really well.
    thanks
    ive tried that too but also didnt last long

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    The rear bumper and tyre carrier on my jeep are holding up well there made by Garvin. The front bumper is made by Smittybuilt and the finish on it starting chipping on the first run I just hit it with some rattle can black every now and again.
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    If you do get them blasted ensure that they are white metal blasted. Mill scale is the cause of almost all paint related failures. It does not allow the paint/coating to bind to the steel. Mill scale is the crap in the steel that comes to the surface or applied to the steel while being formed, oils, grit, particles of inferior metals etc. Mill scale is the black/charcoal colored stuff on the surface of the steel and can be “eaten” at very rapidly if the surface coating is broken via rock chip or scratch. Parts that come from our suppliers are never sandblasted before being coated due to production costs and usually are sprayed free of grease and contamination and then dipped in a tank, sprayed convetionally with a single coat of cheap paint or they are powder coated.

    A white metal blast with your choice of a high quality industrial coating should outlast the life of your vehicle. I am biased to Endura paint as they are located here in Edmonton and my sales rep was an industrial painter like myself and knows the limitations of his product incredibly well. There are other great paint manufacturers like Cloverdale paint. You will want a 2 component epoxy primer and a 2 component polyurethane topcoat. Who ever you decide to take it to ensure they apply it to the paint manufacturers recommended specs. Primer is what protects the metal, paint just makes it look pretty and offer very little protection outside of UV protection to the primer. I know your thinking if primer protect the metal I want umpteen million coats of primer more is better right? To much primer/paint can cause premature coating failures such as delaminating hence why I said to manufacturers specs. Manufacturers know there product and the best way to acheive maximum life expectancy. There are many idiots in the industrial painting industy that dont have a clue what they are talking about and decide to play chemist to get a job done. Use manufacturer A primer with manufacturer B topcoat, or a cheap imdustrial enamel from manufacturer A and add some Manufacturer B hardner and call it polyurethane....and yes Im guilty of having done these thing myself due to the pressure of the man that signs my paycheck.

    I hope I have given you some food for thought and if you have any questions 780-387-0499 and I will answer to the best of my ability. Joe
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