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Removing paint from metal stand
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Huntress
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)6:59    Post subject: Removing paint from metal stand Reply with quote

OK I just got 3 aquarium stands and one actual aquarium, but that's another pickle. How do I remove the rusty, flaking paint from the metal so I can re spray pain it? I don't have a grinder, nor access to one that I know of. Smile

I'm going to use one of the stand in my daughter's room, so I'm most likely going to spray it to match.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)8:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the rust steel wool should work. I would just smooth the flaking edges of the paint and paint over it.
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Susan Wright
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)8:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the steel wool, try a spray can of Kilz on it before you put your color paint on it so the rust won't bleed through.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)9:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coarse grit emery cloth to get the big stuff and a fine grit to polish it for painting. Your local Home Depot type store should have it Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)11:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there is the "Steve" method. While not perfect it is quick and lasts several years. Use a wire brush, going over all surfaces and concentrated efforts on rust spots. After "brushing" apply two coats of Rust-Oleum brand Clean Metal Primer and then two coats of the Rust-Oleum color of your choice.

Here's the primer:

http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=26&SBL=1

And the color palette:

http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=18&SBL=1


And a wire brush:

http://tinyurl.com/94flf
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PostPosted: 2005.04.23(Sat)11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Hampton you seem to have a method for everything. I wonder if the brush would work on my cast iron pan than my son tried to wash for me... I think I'll try that! Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.04.24(Sun)8:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used this on winshield wiper arms.

Wire brush to clean and get flakes off. Followed with large grit sand paper and worked by hand. Then metal primer and rustoleum spray.
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