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Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:34:47 AM »
What are all you restoration experts out there using to prevent rust on bare steel parts? I've seen the Exo-Armour, Rust Prevention Magic and Boeshield T-9 being advertised and the reviews don't seem too bad. Any members out there using these products or know of better ways to address the issue. Up until now I've been just applying a light coat of oil to parts with a rag but it attracts a lot of dirt.

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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 02:17:38 AM »
It would help people give advice if we knew which parts and what your goal is...??
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 02:36:35 AM »
I have used RPM and would not recommend it near heat. On my rear springs the exhaust melted it off. My hemi in my GTX did the same thing to my master cylinder. I have another product that i used on bolts. you brush on but i will have to look at the container, i cant think of the name. RPM worked ok away from the heat but time consuming to apply
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 07:45:32 PM »
This is the other product i use. I don't remember if I've used it in near heat either. It's real nice to take a small paint brush and dab on bolt heads though. I had read another member had used it. One other thing I should mention, I used some Eastwood low gloss clear on my drive shaft to protect the natural finish. It was for bare metal and the exhaust pipe heat has melted that off or damaged it and I had some surface rust starting on that drive shaft
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 07:53:22 PM »
 I've been using Dry-Touch since the 80's. It goes on wet.....then...well....dries to the touch :-)

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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 02:12:52 AM »
Mike i have a feeling your post is the one i saw that had me try it
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 07:44:18 AM »
Anyone here tried Sharkhide?
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 12:20:06 PM »
Anyone here tried Sharkhide?

Tim,

Iíve used Sharkhide on many parts including my gas tank. Goes on clear, dries clear. Been 3 years and still looks great.

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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 08:20:46 PM »
It would help people give advice if we knew which parts and what your goal is...??

Like Gary said.

I've had good luck with sharkhide and restoguard dry. Had some spotting on my leafsprings and switched to rem-oil(CHP tip). Rem-oil also comes in towelettes. Seems like the porous surfaces prefer hydrocarbon based products where smooth prefer alcohol based(sharkhide) Just an observation. Like Bill stated, high temp is an issue, dont know who is producing the best high temp clear. VHT, Rustoleum?
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 08:45:35 PM »
Thanks Bob - looks great!
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 11:35:59 PM »
I have some rem oil does it dry or attract dust forever? 
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 12:59:27 PM »
I have some rem oil does it dry or
attract dust forever? 

I ordered both the spray and the wipes. Shot the spray between the leaves, wiped excess. 1 wipe goes a long way, leaving a pretty thin coating, but a coating none the less. Now the car is stored on the lift, and I walk under it every time I'm out back, daily. I have not noticed excess dust buildup, like say from using WD 40. I have sandy soil, a long gravel drive and am surrounded by farmland, so dust is a constant battle on everything. Paired with living by the lake, might as well be in the tropics during the summer.Any metal not properly protected will begin to show corrision quickly.
Back to the gun oil, like I said, it looks like alittle goes a very long way, using sparingly probably decreases the dust attraction. Give the wipes a try, see what you think. Appeared to dry(or absorbed)on my leaf springs.

Like your's Bill, my sway bar began to show signs of corrision pretty quick. After re-blueing it, and a generous amount of restoguard rubbed in, it's been fine.
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 01:11:50 PM »
Amsoil also sells a product like restoguard. Probably the same stuff. A few years ago original owner of my Z sent me a care package with a can of it.(he is a regional rep). Used it on my boat's outdrive and prop. Good product.
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2018, 02:12:21 PM »
I have a can that I think is restorgard and it is the wet version not the dry. It didnt act like it would dry. I think they sent me the wrong stuff.
I blued my sway bar twice and never got it to stay.  This was with never being on the road. 
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Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 02:18:18 PM »
For those of you who have experience with Dri-Touch or Sharkhide,

1. What is the drying time?  and
2. What is the resulting gloss / sheen when dry?