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Old 07-11-2017   #1
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Rusty ammo cans

Is the best plan to scrape/sand it all away and paint it? Any particular paint you recommend for inside of groover can that always seems to have some moisture in it from the bleeder valve or something else?

I painted the tops of my groover cans white to try and help with heat absorption, but need to re-apply the rattle can job.

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Old 07-11-2017   #2
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I used this product called Ospho once when I was a kid, was pretty nasty stuff, but basically stops the rusting process, could look into it for inside of groover box.

Probly just Rustolium for the lid and outside of can.
In general, it is always best to get rid of all the old rust and crap first, the better job you do prepping, the better your paint job will be, whether it's a car, house, or groover.

A lot of times I just spray over everything though, because I'm a lazy boar, and run out of time!
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Old 07-11-2017   #3
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Don't over think it, its an ammo can. Sand it up a bit so the paint sticks better, I have always just used rattle can rustoleum
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Old 07-12-2017   #4
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POR-15 is an awesome product. It's pricey, but it takes little prep and makes for a bomber finish. A little goes a long way. It took two quarts to do 2 coats on my re purposed 8x10 raft/sled trailer. (Not the deck) I bet the little cup size cans can do 2 coats on a rocket box. Take precautions though. It is VERY permanent. It took 2 weeks to come off my skin.
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Old 07-12-2017   #5
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I also just take a piece of thick cardboard, cut it to the right shape of the bottom of the inside and put it in the ammo cans that hold dry goods and food.
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Old 07-13-2017   #6
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Ospho >Phosphoiric acid and dish soap

The ospho (phosphoric acid) will consume rust and leave a phosphate coating. Dry in the hot sun and coat with polyamide epoxy, Tnemic or equal. It will not rust again in your lifetime.
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