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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Picked up a free workmate from a facebook freebie page. It looks to be barely used as the top is spotless and functionally aside from needing new handles it's in great shape. It has however been stored in a damp shed I would say as the paint has bubbled and there is a lot of light surface rust.
Now I didn't pay anything for it and I don't want to spend a load of money on it either as they are not exactly expensive but I would like to stop further deterioration. I have wirebrushed off the loose paint and rust and hoovered it, what can I put on the rusty areas? Are there any straight to rust paints that will work? Treatments like jenolite and vactan seem rather pricey for a job like this.


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Hammerite is straight to rust and I’ve seen a product called “black magic” that is a black Matt paint and also a rust converter in one.
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I should not worry too much the paint job is only cosmetic and it does not affect the functionality. I have a couple of workmates I picked up from the small ads years ago. They have rust spots and scratches here and there and they have never got to the point of concern. Just rub it back and spray it with an aerosol can from Poundland.

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Ok I'll do a bit more research. If it was only going to be used outside or in the workshop then it wouldn't bother me but I often use workmates indoors so I was just thinking about ways to keep it a bit cleaner and certainly didn't want it covered in oil or grease.


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