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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:25 am 
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Rob H wrote:
Given the current heat wave you'll probably get away with leaving it for a couple of weeks but if the weather goes back to is typically damp self I wouldn't risk it for quite as long.

High humidity and thunderstorms forecast this week :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:33 am 
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I've been attempting a Gravy Monster-inspired rat bike over the past week or so that's been steadfastly refusing to rust, so you'll probably be okay while the weather holds up. It even refused to rust after I'd applied water, because it dried out in minutes. :P

If any rust does pop up, it can be easily put down again using some wet & dry 1200.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:47 am 
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Hi,
in my spare time i restore old vw's, ive had plenty of body shells/parts sand blasted in the past, Usually by the guy who will be painting, albeit in spray or powder.
If ive had stuff blasted on site, i try to get it covered in paint with in 4 hours ( summer time ), in winter you are fighting a loosing battle.
Best thing to do is, give it a flash over with some primer, ( primer is porous and will still rust through eventually ). but it will slow the dreaded rust worm..
I would try to avoid covering it in any oil based products, unless you intend to keep it bare.
But as one on here said, sand blasting will get rid of every thing..

Powder coating in most cases is kind to the environment, and will last longer.

Hope ive been help full :-)

regards.
Martin


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:19 am 
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Simply ask if you can see it being blasted


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