Painting Roll Cage/Rust Removal

DonM

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May 29, 2003
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Had a 8.5 cert cage put in last winter. Going to paint it before the snow flies. I have decided to use Rustoleum Hammer paint since it offers easy painting and easy to touch up when I get the usual scratches and nicks. Since the cage install the bars have a really fine flash rust on them. Can barely feel it but has a little of that brown color to it. Not a paint guy so what is the easiest way to remove this flash rust? Is there a chemical that takes it off? I see Summit sells something that advertises to do this very thing. Any thoughts or experience with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

DonM
 

melloelky

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I've used ppg Metal Cleaner DX 579.POR-15 has one its called metal ready.I've never used the por version though.i don't know anything about cages but i'd mask the heck out/around of that sticker it has.
 

81classic

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if you cant sand it, I'd use either naval jelly or Ospho.