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Old 12-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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Heater metal cover rust treatment


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Thanks for reading this thread. My brother-in-law who is living in a condo has central heating in his master bedroom (the condo building was built in 70's). However, the cover is showing its age and has a lot of rust on it. Is there any way that we could clean out the rust and make it look better? As the unit is heated and can get really hot, so I don't know if some of the chemical treatment when used on this type of metal surface would create some health concern or not. Thoughts or comments about this?

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Ayuh,... Those don't get That hot,...

Sand it, 'n paint it whatever color you'd like...
Even latex wall paint will work on those things...

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Bondo, thanks for your reply!!

BY the way for this kind of surface (metal) what type of grade/grit should I use? Thanks again!!
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Bondo, thanks for your reply!!

BY the way for this kind of surface (metal) what type of grade/grit should I use? Thanks again!!
Ayuh,... The last 1s I did, I sanded with 180 or 220, 'n painted with rustoleum industrial enamel...

You could use rusty metal primer, 'n top coat from rattelcans if ya want...
'course, you'd have to take 'em apart, or tape 'em up....
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