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Unread 05-17-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
JeepHemi4x4
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Rust Removal on the Hitch Reciever

This is my first time posting so any help is appreciated! I have been trying to get rid of the rust in the Receiver and around it. Anyone have a good way of grinding it all off and painting it? Whats the best way to make it look best and to rust the least?

Thanks for the help guys!

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Unread 05-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #2
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I've heard good things about Loctite rust remover. But I just used a wire brush attached to a drill on it and then rattle canned it with rustoleum. So far so good.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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After removing all loose rust you can use rust converter followed by Rustoleum. I then stuck a couple squares of Velcro inside the tube to stop rattling as well as chipping.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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Alright. Thanks guys!
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Unread 05-22-2015, 06:28 AM   #5
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I used POR-15 to restore a motorcycle gas tank that was thoroughly rusted.

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Unread 05-22-2015, 06:50 AM   #6
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That's the inside of the tank? is POR15 about to be direct contact with gasoline? I don't know if I would put that inside my tank. There are specialy tank sealant products for use on the inside of fuel tanks for aircraft and such, I would use that before using an external frame type sealer inside a fuel tank. JMO
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Unread 05-22-2015, 07:59 AM   #7
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That's the inside of the tank? is POR15 about to be direct contact with gasoline? I don't know if I would put that inside my tank. There are specialy tank sealant products for use on the inside of fuel tanks for aircraft and such, I would use that before using an external frame type sealer inside a fuel tank. JMO
POR15 is pretty much the benchmark for use in motorcycle fuel tanks, and fuel tanks in general.
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Unread 05-23-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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POR15 is pretty much the benchmark for use in motorcycle fuel tanks, and fuel tanks in general.
Thank you, I did a lot of research and this was the best option for my usage and it worked just as advertised.

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That's the inside of the tank? is POR15 about to be direct contact with gasoline? I don't know if I would put that inside my tank. There are specialy tank sealant products for use on the inside of fuel tanks for aircraft and such, I would use that before using an external frame type sealer inside a fuel tank. JMO
Keep in mind that I did not have any pin-hole leaks or structural degradation of the tank. Otherwise I would've gone with a bladder type solution or would've purchased a new tank. The bladder stuff is iffy at best, so if the POR-15 didn't work I would probably have bought a new tank.

OP - Keep in mind that using POR-15 is a multi-step process and may not be the easiest option for use on a hitch, although it would work. If you can wire-wheel the rust away and then paint, I would go for that. Easy Peasy...
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