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Old 06-18-2018, 07:08 AM
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protect new frame from rust while building

So I live in Hawaii and if you leave a piece of steel out in the afternoon, by breakfast it will be full of rust.

I have a new bare metal custom frame I'm starting a build on. What is the best way to protect it from rusting during the build?

I know there are several types of primers out there. At first I was thinking of just using an auto store rattle can primer. Would be easy to apply as i clean up the frame. Then as I build the bike if I have to weld an area i could just sand off that spot and then re-prime it.
On the other hand I read that epoxy primers are best and they can be painted over with most paints. So I thought that would save me some work down the line when I'm done with the build and ready to put on the final paint. But are there epoxy primers that you paint over after they have been on for a long time?

what would you do if you needed to protect for rust during a build that will probably take about a year to do?
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:03 AM
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I'd just rattle can it, it's cheap and you can shoot your welds with it as you go. If you want to spend a little more you can just shoot the whole frame with weld through primer. I wouldn't bother with anything fancy because I media blast all of my frames before I paint them....oh,yeah...Welcome to CC!
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Ospho Rust Treatment - Since 1947

local warbird resto operation turned me on to this stuff. works great.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:58 PM
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Ospho Rust Treatment - Since 1947

local warbird resto operation turned me on to this stuff. works great.
ya in my research I found people talking about rust converters.
they basically chemically change the rust and prevent from future rust.
here is a site that describes some

https://www.jcer.info/best-rust-converters/
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Ospho is the shit we are in Florida.....And its my friend if the parts are exposed to the outside air. Shop is AC so as long as they stay inside I just oil the frame down....
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