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TotalBoat Rust Primer Customer Questions and Answers

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Which will provide superior long term rust protection, epoxy over the conversion coating, or epoxy directly on the wire brushed and cleaned steel? Thanks

Asked on 08/15/2016 by RICHARD RAPP

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Thanks Rick. My question then is, will epoxy adhere better, as well or worse to the converted surface than to the steel surface, albeit with residual rust. I have had excellent results with Gluvit alone over rusty steel, and am hesitant to diminish adhesion whatsoever.

Answered on 08/15/2016 by RICHARD RAPP
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I've used it on rusted steel, then applied epoxy resin and cloth on it and it sealed up really well. My thinking was that if you are able to seal the steel first it will prevent any moisture and rust under the epoxy if the bond fails.

Answered on 08/15/2016 by Rick White
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I have a cast iron keel on my sail boat. Can I use epoxy primer on top of Total Boat rust Primer?

Asked on 04/11/2018 by Doug from NM

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Yes, this is a great first step to use before encapsulating your keel in an epoxy primer.

Answered on 06/04/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Will this product work on galvanized steel such as found on boat lifts where some of the galvanizing has given up and the steel has begun to rust?

Asked on 04/05/2017 by Ken from Pocomoke City, MD

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Yes, it can be used on galvanized metal, it will turn the rust a black oxide color ready for paint.

Answered on 04/05/2017 by JD Tech Team
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Will this work on rust on a car or truck? If so, what prep is needed?

Asked on 03/30/2017 by Steve from Pennsylvania

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It will work on rusty steel, just remove any loose rust and brush on.

Answered on 03/30/2017 by JD Tech Team
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What is the difference between this product and Ospho? Obviously, price. Is it less concentrated? I've been using Ospho for years. Why would I want to buy this instead? Thanks

Asked on 03/27/2017 by C21 guy

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The only difference is price and color.

Answered on 03/28/2017 by JD Tech Team
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Can this product be used on steel and aluminum or is this better for a specific type of metal?

Asked on 02/20/2017 by chrisc from uxbridge ma

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Works best on iron and steel. For aluminum use Totalboat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash

Answered on 02/22/2017 by
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What is the shelf life expectancy of the rust remover once it has been opened and resealed? Thanks, 13Dan

Asked on 02/20/2017 by 13Dan from Crystal Mi.

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It should last quite a while, more than a year.

Answered on 02/22/2017 by
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Does this coating bond to the existing paint like a primer? Does one just scuff it with sand paper when dry like you would a primer before top coat? Thanks Dave

Asked on 08/15/2016 by david martin

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No, it converts rust into an Iron phosphate. It won't do anything to any existing paint.

Answered on 08/15/2016 by Rick White
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