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Old 09-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Basement rust on Suncruiser--GONE!

Spent the day scraping the rust, priming and painting the black wall under the doors in the basement. Was driving me crazy every time I opened the door and saw that. Used flat black rustoleum turned out great. Should have taken some pictures.....
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Yea I need to do that to mine when we get it home
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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I did mine last year; same thing. It just bothered me to no end. After wire-wheel and sanding, I wiped it down with thinner, then primed it with Rustoleum Rust Converter (turns rust into black primer). Let it cure 24 hours, then 2 coats of Rustoleum black (I used a semi-gloss because I wanted to put some sort of wax on the paint). Came out nice.

Just did the underside of my basement sewer compartment, rear chassis frame, starter motot, Kwikee electric step... and sanded primed and painted the Cat oil pan. Looks so nice under there, I seem to actually enjoy laying on a creeper, just looking at it.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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I fixed mine along with both battery trays. The problem I'm having now is figuring out how to get at the area in the tire wells behind the rear tires. To get to that area I will have to remove the rear tires.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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It is important to use the Rust Converter or POR 15 to treat the rust, otherwise it will be back within a year.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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I had rust in the area around the front wheel well. After cleaning it as best as I could I sprayed it with that stuff "as seen on TV" that you can seal a screen with. Let's see how it works over the long run.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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And I thought it was just my rig. I had to do the area below the water/sewer compartment earlier this year. Did it the same way Capt.Bill did. Looks good.
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