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dirtmister16

Allis Paint Work B10 tank,dash colum

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i used a paint called miracle paint, it is a rust proofing/inhibitor paint. flows out really well, this is the first coat and can't wait to finish. i only brushed it on. hope you enjoy i will hopefully finish all the paint work by end of the week but may have to wait till early next. we will see.

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mroman59
Matt I am looking at some rustproof inhibitor type paints lately to use on my projects. I looked at the miracle paint from JC Whitney since you brought it to our attention. The problem I find with the paints that are really good for rust treatment is that once you open the can, they have a short shelf life. They will harden in the can within 6 months after opening. Do you find that the miracle paint will do the same? That makes it critical to know how much to purchase for a given project or you have just wasted your money. I tried a product called rust bullet one time and lost half of a gallon. I recently called two manf. of a rust-protection paint that drys to a nice hard finish, that I thought would be good for treating underneath the deck of my tractors. They both told me the same thing, opened can is good for 6 months, even if you cover the paint with plastic before sealing back on the lid of the can. The only way to prevent hardening, maybe is to transfer the paint to a smaller container and eliminate as much air as possible.

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on the miracle paint. the can says do not open. instead poke two holes in it. seal with some duct tape it says. i say use some caulk or silicone, right now with a short working time i have i have just taped it because it has not been long term yet. i had a can of it in the back of my toolbox on my truck sealed with plastic. all winter it was back there in the spring i tipped it over and it coated a nice part of the inside of my box. that is tough stuff i don't think you could ever get it off once its on. maybe sandblasting or just plain blasting it with TNT! lol

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If you put this stuff on the bottom of a new lawn mower deck or even a used one where the paint is scrapped off already, your deck should last forever, just touch it up ever few years if needed. I have used truck bed liner under my decks, which has help immensely, but I am looking for something that I will not have to touch up so often. One of the paints I was looking at was called "encapsulating" paint which does not treat the rust, but binds with it and makes it another compound and a hard rock finish. Therefore, no sanding or rust treatment needed prior to use. Your miracle paint might be in the same classification.

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i have been told by por15 that you can paint over rust, but is in your best interest to clean it and go through the process or prep. i will double check the can of miracle paint and get back to you. also will add pictures as i havn't updated this thread yet.

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