I’ve just started a steel project and am using a combination of new and older materials. While all my steel is unused, some of it has been stored outside and has some surface rust that will need to be removed before painting can happen. I’ve already tested an area on some of the tubing with a grinder and flap disc vs a random orbital sander and the results are very good and will prep the steel so that I can use a rust preventative pain on them for some color. But, the thought of using a rust converter first has crossed my mind. Is it necessary? Probably not, but I think I’m going to do a test on a couple pieces to see what really works best before adding my final top coat. That’s how I came across the great video from Project Farm.
In this video you’ll see all the testing you have come to love and expect from Project Farm, so watch and let us know what you think.
BRANDS TESTED: POR-15 vs Rust-oleum Rust Reformer, Eastwood, Rustoleum 2x, Permatex, VHT, Plastikote, Gemper’s, and Rust Kutter. Rust converters tested for UV resistance, scratch and chip resistance, adhesive strength, and rust resistance. I purchased all of the products tested to ensure fair and unbiased test results.