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Old 05-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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RUST

Just a question - do ALL MH have rust on them that are located in the BEACH areas?

This maybe redundent - I don't see it on the coaches of my Florida Friends.

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Old 05-30-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Motorhomes that are parked by saltwater beaches tend to have more rust than those that are from say the mid west. But by far, the ones with the worst rust, are those that drive on or have been driven on salt treated roads.
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Thank you - I am considering buying one that is two years old has some rust. Any suggetions on how to clean the rust? I was thinking if I use Navel Jelly and clean it then paint it with a rust imhibitor and paint it.

Or is this a waste of time?

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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Most OEM's will paint or powder coat the frame during the construction process. There shouldn't be much rust on a new unit unless it was driven through salt to deliver it to the dealer and not cleaned up properly.
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You might try scratching a rusty spot to see if it is just surface rust. If it is it can be easily removed with naval jelly and repainted with an inhibitor. If it has penetrated I would walk away unless you want to spend a lot of time scraping, sanding or sandblasting. Hopfully it is just surface rust. Good luck
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My MH that I bought 6 months ago was a fl vehicle of which half of the life was in Jupiter.

Needless to say, lots of surface rust.

I am de rusting with naval jelly, wire brushes, Rustoleam Reformer and painting. Someday I will get done. No rust on basic frame.

Just removed my passenger side rear wheels and did everything in the wheel well area including rims.

Everything on top is like new.
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Rust under the MH use Extend, then no more rust problems.
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Iv'e heard of it. Where do you purchase it?
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Don't remove the rust if you are using a product like Rust Reformer. Read the instructions. These products will treat the rusty areas and advise not to remove the rust. I had bad surface rust under my Tradewinds. I did remove the undercoating by scraping and then used a product called "Chassis Saver". It "reforms" the rust and applies a nice black finished surface. Other areas I used Black Rustoleum.
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RJay:

Thank you - I am considering buying one that is two years old has some rust. Any suggetions on how to clean the rust? I was thinking if I use Navel Jelly and clean it then paint it with a rust imhibitor and paint it.

Or is this a waste of time?

Thank you

I've had good results with this product, it turns rust to an inert iron phosphate and turns black. No need to sand, just take off the loose flakes and apply. When dry apply primer and paint.
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Extend spray at Lowe's, spray and brush at Ace Hardware, it's a Loctite product. Do read and follow the instructions. Good stuff!
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The best product for rust maybe POR15. POR15, Inc. - Stop Rust Permanently - Repair Gas & Fuel Tanks
I first started using it years ago to treat and save battery trays in the old cars. Endless uses including trunk floors, frames and trailer ramps.

Normally I don't even bother with the prelim products as POR15 works great without them. Just make sure there is no loose rust.
Wear gloves because there is nothing to get this product off your hands except wear and use.
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Pete and Linda,

Thanks for the info. Will be going to Lowes in the next day or so. I tried a google search....enough said.

Ok

Might give that a look too.


What I have done with the Rustoleum looks great and it appears to be holding up pretty good. When I run out I might try another product for comparison.


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Just be aware that some of these products such as Chassis Saver should only be applied with adequate protection, coveralls, nytril gloves, goggles and a respirator.
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