"Rusty" cart finish?
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#1 (permalink)      4/28/2022 3:55:35 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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"Rusty" cart finish?
Short story, we have a small handful of carts for the employees here at my work, somedays not enough. We just got 2 "new" used carts in poor condition, 1 completely rusty and ect. Everyone refuses to use it except me, so I've been slowly fixing it up for myself. Replaced all the worn wheels with fucked bearings, with good wheels from broken shopping carts. Last issue to address is the finishing/enamel....


Not trying to spend my own money, but may have to. I've cleaned the rust off with barkeeper's friend, but it will continue to rust.... What do you guys suggest? I thought about plain ole clear spray paint but figure it may get sticky after a short while.
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Plasti-kote is good, I sprayed an old stepstool up last year and no stickiness.
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Il see what a can costs local. I really don't wanna spend over 10$ lol.
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Maybe you just want to protect them with some kind of grease or oil, that’s a good protection against rust.
But it all depends on what you carry in those carts I guess
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Phosphoric acid... Or buy a watered down retail versions like "Ospho"

Brush it on let it dry, re brush wait a few minute and rinse it off and you are ready for top coat...

Before and after acid wash..

Edited on 5/1/2022 at 6:28 PM
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I tried silicone grease, lithium grease, and last resort wd40. I just need a hard enamel coat to prevent future rust.
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