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Does anyone know of a brand or type of DIY spray paint that thickly undercoats / primes lower sills and it remains slightly plastic. I'm removing some rust patches on my sills and i'm removing some heavy slightly flexible stuff so I assume i should replace it to give sills a bit more wear resistance before i apply top coat and laquer?
 

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I think you are looking for Stone Guard paint - Hycote do a 500ml can for around £6 including postage on Ebay. You can spray straight over it and it leaves a slightly bumpy? surface which absorbs stone chip impacts.......
 

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Does anyone know of a brand or type of DIY spray paint that thickly undercoats / primes lower sills and it remains slightly plastic. I'm removing some rust patches on my sills and i'm removing some heavy slightly flexible stuff so I assume i should replace it to give sills a bit more wear resistance before i apply top coat and laquer?
The stuff you pulled off the sill is......... seam sealer...T:
 

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Be prepared to do this more than once as you never get at all the rust first time - I've been doing mine for the last four years - it gets better (less to do) every time though, and it doesn't take long once you've masked up...

Whilst you're there, take a peek under the cab sill steps and along the sliding door bottom rail...

Remove as much flakiness as you can and rub back to shiny metal with course wet and dry. Treat the rust first, then use a good red oxide or zinc primer and finish off with stonechip, with a view to a top coat later on...

If there is a local specialist automotive paint supplier nearby give them a call as their gear is usually in a different league to the stuff in the shops...
 

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Any trusted brand names I can search for on seam sealer etc? trade or otherwise.
is stone guard flexible permanently?

Is seams sealer a spray on technique or paint on?
 

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right then here we go, i know this sounds a strange one but when you've read it think about it for a moment.

start with a metal paint pot.
an amount of petrol
an amount of polystyrene chippings with a ratio of 5 to 1, 7 to 1 is a thicker coat

put the polystyrene into the petrol and it dissolves,
mix in a colour if needed
seal the tin and leave for a few days
all the air in the polystyrene bubbles to the surface
paint on the substance
petrol then evaporates leaving behind the raw polystyrene
effectively a pure polythene coating to anything.

a thicker paint is made to use as a roof repair, etc
painting gates, security lights or any outdoor metal items are completely protected

jointing electrical cables, lay them on a piece of plastic carrier bag, pure on the solution, wrap the carrier bag up when dry all left behind is a pure block of polythene.

just remember not to smoke when painting it on as you're realistically painting with petrol.


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Does the polythene resist the gloss coat of paint ( as in aerosol ), or start dissolving again?

I still prefer to buy a ready made brand.
 
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