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Old 08-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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I notice both my steps for my 07 Jayco Eagle 325BHS are really rusting and I am wondering if anyone has painted them? I really don't want to go to the hassle of trying to remove the rust before spray painting and wonder if anyone has tried Tremclad in the flat black? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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I would use a can of Rustoleum truck bed liner spray. Sort of a rubberized coating.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, regardless of the product used, if you paint over rust, the rust AND the paint will soon come off, and the steps will rust again. I know it's a hassle, but I recommend that you at least wire brush as much rust as possible off before painting. Then I would use Rustoleum or Krylon - both are good.
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I did mean to say Rustoleum not Tremclad. I must have had a seniors moment. I do have a wire brush but was hoping there was a product that would eliminate the first step. Thanks everyone.
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If it is just a surface rust and you are really looking at skipping the elbow work, try ospho or a rust converter. Still, it will not take the place of wiring it all down, but will help a bit.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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By the looks it has gone past the surface rust, so I see a little work ahead of me. I think I may have a wire wheel in my bag of tricks and with a cordless drill I may be able to cut a lot of my elbow grease out.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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Can you remove the steps? If so, there is a product I have used “Evaporust”. It has worked well for me. I place the object in a bucket full of Evaporust, and let it sit over night, wipe it down. Heavier the rust the longer it needs to soak. I have had to have an object soak for 24 hours.

I have seen people place an item in a parts washer, with good luck. I have also seen people take a kiddy pool and make a plastic tent over it, using a pump connected to a sprinkler to keep the metal wet.

I bet if you wetted down some rags and wrapped the steps and cover it in a plastic wrap (to keep it from evaporating) it would also work.

http://www.evaporust.com/
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I have some other things to do today and I will check if it is an easy thing to remove the steps. I really find it strange that these steps are rusting so soon. Anyone had dealings with Jayco in regards to this? I bought my unit new at the end of Aug. 2007, so in my mind that's not very old and I live in a fairly dry climate with little humidity.
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An old mechanic taught me a trick . get some tranny oil and put it on the rust spots , use an old brush and brush it liberally . leave it till it seems like its drying off a couple days usually . then spray with rust paint .
i do this to my tongue and under my truck I live in Canada so rust is always a problem .

great for bottom of car doors too.
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I spent yesterday morning with my trusty drill and three different sizes of wire wheels and disturbed the rust. I then bought a spray can of semi-gloss spray paint by Tremclad and found it was made by Rustoleum. The steps look like they just came from the factory. The only problem I had was my wife as I got some over-spray on the city sidewalk!!!
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