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bkcjames
05/07/2017, 09:08 PM
Anyone wipe anything on their stands to prevent rusting? 700 gallon tank year old has a few rusts spots on the stand unfortunately. Was thinking some oil or paint. Thoughts please..

savethereef
05/07/2017, 09:09 PM
i touch mine up with rustoleum every once in a while

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bkcjames
05/07/2017, 09:14 PM
Do u try to get the rust off or just paint over?

sfsuphysics
05/07/2017, 09:45 PM
You could sand the rust off, but regardless of what your father/grandfather may have taught you rust doesn't actually "spread". It's an oxidation process, and if you coat your steel such that oxygen can not get to it (ideally what powder coating is supposed to do), then it can't rust.

bkcjames
05/08/2017, 07:37 AM
Paint it is... what about keeping it wiped down with say a stainless steel cleaner? Its basically wd40?

savethereef
05/09/2017, 04:34 PM
i use a wet sand papper block and give it a little rub with water.
Then i shop vac the dust up.
let it dry and repaint it.
After a year or so i give it a touch up.