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Hello All,

 

I have a 1985 Toyota Pickup and am currently in the process of treating rust spots on the cab and in the bed of the truck. There are spots on the bed that have rust, a few spots with rust holes and areas that are painted without any rust at all. My goal was to not only treat the spots that have rust but also coat the entire bed and underside of the bed in the Rust Seal so that I would not have to worry about rust in the future.

 

I was wondering what the proper procedure would be if I wanted to coat the whole bed with the Rust Seal? Would sanding the painted surfaces with 300 grit sand paper before applying the Klean and Rust Blast be sufficient prep work in getting the Rust Seal to adhere to a painted surface? Is there a way to get the rust seal to adhere to a painted surface without having to strip the entire bed of its paint?

 

Thanks for any help!

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Yes, you can absolutely apply RustSeal to a previously painted surface. Sand the entire surface with 300 grit (like you suggested), clean the surface with KBS Klean, etch/prep any exposed metal areas on the surface with RustBlast, then apply 2 coats or more or RustSeal followed by your solid color top coat paint (like BlackTop).

 

Be sure to check out the complete directions for RustSeal HERE.

 

Please let us know if that helps and if you have any additional questions.

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