While a little bit of rust may not seem like a problem now, it can very quickly spread through metal like cancer.
SCA's Rust Converter & Primer Sealer can help you stop rust in its tracks and prevent it from ever coming back.
What you'll need
- SCA Aerosol Rust Converter
- Sand paper
- SCA Wax and Grease Remover
- Masking tape
- Masking plastic
- PPE - Gloves, face mask
Tips and Warnings
Always ensure your work space has good ventilation and that you’re wearing a face mask and other necessary PPE.
Step 1 - Prepping the Surface
To use the rust converter and primer sealer, start by removing as much rust as possible - using a wire brush, sandpaper, or a grinder. Be sure to wear a dust mask, goggles and other appropriate PPE at all times through the project. The more rust you can remove here, the easier it will be to prepare the surface for painting.
Step 2 - Wax and Grease
Once the majority of rust is removed, clean the surface with SCA Wax and Grease Remover and a clean rag.
Step 3 - Preventing Overspray
Allow the surface to dry while you mask off the surrounding area to prevent overspray.
Step 4 - Applying "SCA Rust Converter & Primer Sealer"
SCA Rust Converter and Primer Sealer should only be applied to a cool surface, and it is best to avoid spraying in windy or dusty conditions. Shake the can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle and apply the spray in a steady back-and-forth motion approximately 25 to 40cm from the surface and slightly overlap each stroke.
Step 5 - Applying Multiple Coats
Apply 3 or 4 lights coats in this manner, leaving 5 minutes drying time between each coat. The surface should be touch dry within 20 minutes, and can be painted over after 3 hours, or 24 hours if you are using a 2 pack finish.
Step 6 - Clearing the Can
If you still have primer left in the can when finished, turn it upside down and depress the nozzle until the spray turns clear. You can now store it away ready for the next job.
Step 7 - Applying the Top Coat
Now all you need to do to finish off your project is to give it a coat of good quality enamel paint such as SCA Metal Cover Epoxy Enamel. This will ensure your project is finished looking professional.
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