Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    What does everyone do about rust on there trucks?

    I have a 98 gmc dump truck and the sides of the bed are rusting.

    Has anyone tried Gempler's rust converter or anything like that.

  2. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    This topic of rust was covered pretty well on the Snow Plowing Discussion site in a post by finnegan entitled "rust". He was talking about protecting the moldboard, I think, but the same procedures would apply.


  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Sorry - I just figured out that there are two posts with similiar titles. The one I'm talking about is titled just "rust" and dated Jan 6. If I knew how to link it to here, I would. It's on page 2.

  4. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    Just Grind the paint off with a grinder and wire brush and put on some primer.
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    if you prime it,you need to use a primer/sealer right away or paint it right away,primer alone does not seal out water,it is just a scratch filler/etching base only
  6. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Easy, move South. Very few rusty trucks down here. Rinse that truck often when there is salt down on the road.
  7. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    On one of my older 250's i am calling the rust cancer and just leting nature take it's corse!!LOL

  8. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    On one of my older trucks i grind down the rust to metal, then prime and paint. It don't look to bad either.

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