[Healeys] Steel wheels again

BJ8 Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Thu May 2 14:42:50 MDT 2013

The stuff I mentioned is a lacquer-based pigmented paint.  The original Corroless was a fairly thick (out of the can) red-oxide color primer that was developed in the UK for use on offshore oil rigs.  Eastwood began selling it, then apparently changed the name and eventually came out with an aerosol version.  It's now available in black and silver with red-oxide discontinued the last time I checked.  All of them have produced excellent results for me, but as I said I don't know if the current version is the same chemically as the old.
The first "rust converter" I had experience with was called Extend.  It was a milky color that turned black on a rusty surface.  As far as I could tell, it actually made rusting worse.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
Havelock, NC  USA

---- Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote: 
> I've used similar 'rust converters/encapsulators,' but they always turn any rust black (they go on clear). They do a good job of sealing, though. 
> Most metal preps I've seen are a mild phosphoric acid, which creates a very thin coat of iron phosphate on the surface (chemically, not a whole lot different than anodizing). We used metal prep on the BN2 and, surprising to me, it turned the steel parts a golden color. 
> Bob 

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