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RustSeal

What is the best way to open my can of RustSeal?

Because most of our paint is shipped at some point, there is a chance that the paint in the can might get between the can and the lid which can make getting the lid off more difficult than it might be with ordinary paint. The main resin in RustSeal is an adhesive.

If you have a plastic ring on the can lid, please remove it. It is always best to use a paint can opener which has a curved or ā€œLā€ shape on the end. Flat head screwdrivers are not ideal as they tend to warp the lid as you pry the lid open.

Use the paint can opener to gently lift the lid in a section and then rotate the RustSeal can 10 degrees and lift gently and repeat until you have gone all around the can. Go around the RustSeal can once again this time lifting the lid a little more. Repeat until the lid comes off. Do NOT lift the lid in one section only as this will warp the lid and the compression seal that the lid provides, and this can sometimes make it difficult to remove the lid.

Please review the complete RustSeal Application Directions before you begin your project.

Can I top coat RustSeal?

Yes, you can absolutely top coat RustSeal with a solid color UV stable top coat.

There are three effective ways to top coat RustSeal effectively so that the coatings bond and fuse together.

1) Apply your topcoat once the second or final coat of RustSeal is dry-to-the-touch and does not leave a fingerprint (usually 3-10 hours depending on temperature and humidity).

2) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), scuff the RustSeal with 300 grit, then apply your top coat.

3) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), dust the RustSeal with Fusion Self-Etching Primer, let the Fusion cure for 30 minutes, then apply your topcoat.

You can feel free to choose the method that will work for you.

Please be sure to check out the complete RustSeal Application Directions before you begin your project.

How much RustSeal would be needed to coat a standard car chassis (frame and underbody carriage)?

1 Quart of RustSeal should be enough to coat a standard car frame with two coats. If you want to do the entire under body carriage and frame with two coats, you will want to get 2 Quarts of RustSeal.

Please be sure to read the RustSeal Directions for proper prepping of your under-body carriage and frame.

The Frame Coater Kit or the Large Frame Coater Kit are convenient kits that give you everything you need to prep and coat your chassis.

Can I use lacquer thinner to thin RustSeal for spraying?

We do not recommend using lacquer thinner for thinning RustSeal as it is incompatible and can cause issues with the RustSeal. However, lacquer thinner can be used for clean-up.

For thinning, we recommend using KBS #1 Thinner and if you do not have that, Xylene (Xylol) is also compatible.

Please check out the complete RustSeal Application Directions before you begin your project.

What is the procedure putting body filler over RustSeal?

There are three effective ways to apply body filler over RustSeal so that the RustSeal and the body filler bond and fuse together.

1) Apply your body filler once the second or final coat of RustSeal is dry-to-the-touch and does not leave a fingerprint (usually 3-10 hours depending on temperature and humidity).

2) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), scuff the RustSeal with 300 grit, then apply your body filler.

3) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), dust the RustSeal with Fusion Self-Etching Primer, let the Fusion cure for 30 minutes, then apply your body filler.

You can feel free to choose the method that will work for you.