Rusty Grills

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StiflerMR2
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Rusty Grills

Post by StiflerMR2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:59 am

Hey all,

Whats the best thing to cover up some rusty grills? I'll have Craig do a proper job on it before winter but I just need something to stop it looking so tatty atm!

TIA :thumbsup

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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by alicrozier » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:53 am

http://www.hammerite.co.uk/product/dire ... th-finish/

This worked well for me, brush on smooth finish.
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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by StiflerMR2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Brilliant, thanks Ali :)

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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by cstrachan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:49 pm

Cut up a sponge up and dip in the paint it is much simpler than a brush.
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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by StiflerMR2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:13 pm

Ah, nice tip! Will give it a go at the weekend :)

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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by ScottJ-PS » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:30 am

I have also used hammerite, works well . Though used a brush, will try a sponge next time . (are we making a home makeover show :) )

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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by Dominic » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:55 am

Another thumbs up for hammerite. I wire brushed the grills first, then used a "smooth finish" hammerite spray can. Quick and easy and gave good results. Did several thin layers of spray on paint. :thumbsup
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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by Ferg » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:57 am

Is Rusty Bear's long lost cousin? :-D

I did the full buna on the Elise, nitromors then rust treatment then paint. Rears remained good but the front still needed redone after 18 months. So next time I'd just wire brush and paint. :thumbsup
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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by whaleys » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:57 am

The thing I found most lasting was PlastiDip. Just gave them a good clean and sprayed on. Plus you can play with it on other things like the diffuser and worse case scenario you just peel it off :)

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Re: Rusty Grills

Post by StiflerMR2 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:05 pm

Update: slapped it on at the weekend, looks decent, certainly an improvement.

It will at least prevent the embarrassment of my rusty grills until I can be arsed doing it properly (spoiler: i'll never be arsed, I'll just give it to Craig ;))

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