Primer for Rust

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Tommie38

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360 posts

153 months

Friday 16th October
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I have some rust on a 2003 Mercedes that will require a tiny bit of welding and grinding back.

Broadly, a small section of the lip for the boot that the rubber seal sits on has corroded and come away. I’m getting that cut out and new metal welded in but there are also a couple of other areas of surface rust that will get ground back and repainted. All hidden under the new rubber seal that I will be fitting.

I have the colour and lacquer but would welcome advice on primer. Is a simple high zinc rust treating primer the answer or is there anything more sophisticated? I’ve seen lots of recommendations for brands like Bilt Hamber. In the past have used things like Kurust and even Hammerite but I’d imagine the technology has moved on.

Thoughts?

Car is galvanised and otherwise rust free.

mbwoy84

369 posts

71 months

Saturday 17th October
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Bilt Hamber Electrox, followed by Lechler TI, then your basecoat

Tommie38

Original Poster:

360 posts

153 months

Saturday 17th October
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Aah - I just ordered Hydrate 80.