Hammerite Rust Cap paint is a self-priming, fast dry, rust preventive coating designed to provide both interior and exterior long-lasting metal protection. It provides a decorative finish that resists corrosion and the weather. Hammerite Rust Cap paint dries to the touch in 30 minutes recoats should be applied within 4 hours, before curing begins.
This versatile paint can be used for a variety of applications from covering rust to painting lawn furniture, crafts, metal wagons and more. It's terrific on iron, steel and most metal surfaces. This is the aerosol spray paint version in smooth finish.
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1. does it come in smaller cans than a gallon if not spray2. where in Texas is it sold3. how about engine blocks/heat applications?
I've purchased Hammerite in spray cans and several years ago in quarts. I use it on engine blocks and water cooled manifolds and every thing else in the engine compartment that's metal. A commercial fisherman in New Bedford introduced me to the product back in the late 90's. That boat looked like it had a fresh coat of paint on it for over a year.I use it on base board heating units in the bathroom because little boys have very poor aim. It lasts a long time.I haven't lived in Texas since 79, so I cannot answer questions on distribution. The guys at Jamestown do a good job for getting the product to you quickly.
It is sold in quarts by Jamestown marine. Don't know about Texas but Texas is still in the US and Jamestown will ship to the US.:-)It is moderately heat resistant but may not be enough for engine blocks. check the specs.
can this product be used as an under coating for automobiles?
Hamerite is a great product,I have used it for a variety of jobs,I have never used it for undercoating,I think it would be okay,however it does dry very hard and may chip in time under a vehicle,I think I would try to find a rubberized type product if possible
I would like to paint my trailer with the Hammerite Smooth Finish. Will the spray cans do a good job or is it better spray it with a paint sprayer?
Dear Ed, I painted my trailer with a brush - it was a trailer for a 26' boat so it would have cost me a ton to use spray cans. I considered a paint sprayer, but the paint is very thick (like glue) and I felt I would have to thin it so much that it would not work the way it was intended. Even using the brush, you would have thought that the trailer was dipped. Not easy to work with, but looks great when dry - no visible brush marks, just smooth like glass. (I did use the spray cans for area's I could not get into with the brush)I hope this is helpful.. Best of luck
I would use the spray can. A close friend of mine used a sprayer and had some wrinkle issues. Unless your a pro at thinning. Its perfect out of the can and tuff. I painted my 1970 beetle with cans, worked great:)
Scott,Thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking and that's what I am going to do.Thanks again.Ed
Kenneth,Thanks for the reply. If the brush marks don't show that sounds like the way to go.Ed
Ed, I would make certain that you've cleaned & primed your trailer very well before you use any kind of topcoat.Despite claims, there is no such thing as a 'set it and forget it' coating.Specifically, you'll probably have best results with the rattle cans unless you're an experienced painter. Shake the can vigorously and often while you're painting. Can't stress that enough.Good luck.
the cans would probably do a fine job but I am guessing you would need allot of them to do a trailer.
Does Hammerite Rust Cap Smooth Finish work well on baseboard heater covers? I have some that are rusted, especially in the bathroom, and I'd like a good durable rust preventative finish.
Bill, I have used Hammerite for many years and find it a superior product. I think it would be excellent for your application. I suggest at least two coats.
Just another alkyd, but seems to work
A good rugged paint, though it is just an alkyd, like 80% of the rattle-can paint sold today so you can expect it to fade a chalk within a few years. Rustoleum makes a virtual rip-off clone of this paint, for a about half the price. I have used both and they seem very comparable.I have had good luck with the textured version especially going over rust. it seems to hold up well, and the texture hides any rust pits. Very useful for touching up stuff where you don't want to do a full blast/etch/prime/topcoat
Hammerite Spray Paint
Great Paint! After purchasing at Jamestown I found the same paint at[...]for half the price. That's why the 3 rating.