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Old 08-30-2019, 08:29 AM   #1
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Painting An Aging Lintel


Normally I'd hit with emery cloth, before rust inhibitive primer and then finish with oil.

The steel of this one, if you look edge-on, has progressed into the layering phase.

What to push in the slivery voids is the question...?

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A small needle scaler.

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A small needle scaler.
Believe I need to fill the open areas, rather than removal.


Steel actually seems to be separating into think layers.
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Get a rust converter product from auto parts store or HD.
Naval Jelly or whatever they carry.
Otherwise its gonna continue to scale and pop.
Fill smooth and prime after as needed.
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rust neutralizer. inject it with a syringe, or use chip brushes and wet in there. Protect yourself (eyes). Then fill, prime, paint.
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Believe I need to fill the open areas, rather than removal.


Steel actually seems to be separating into think layers.
It is separating. You won't get anything that will get in there and convert the rust if you don't get most if it off. Seal it, and the bit of moisture in there will keep it rusting for a short time.

It's only a matter of time no matter what you do.
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Get a rust converter product from auto parts store or HD.
Naval Jelly or whatever they carry.
Otherwise its gonna continue to scale and pop.
Fill smooth and prime after as needed.
Used rust converter on other things. Simply forgot about it...
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What the hell are you people seeing that I don't see?

No link or photo.

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What the hell are you people seeing that I don't see?

No link or photo.

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Dropped in on your website -- and see you're more visual.

Unfortunately won't be able to share a pic on this one.

Picture deep scale rust on a brick-supporting lintel. Something you never want to have to replace.

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Lintel needs to be replaced. Painting is not an option.

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Lintel needs to be replaced. Painting is not an option.

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Just a matter of time before the rusting starts cracking the brickwork, and the rusting is too advanced to stop it.
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Appreciate the input.

Although I do think it can be swung. Might outlast me anyway.

High grade sealer across the entire wall pretty much stopped all movement (after pointing) that had been setting off step cracking. It hasn't shown signs of cracking in years. Water still beads. Eliminating so much expansion and contraction.

Even if stabilizing the mortar doesn't directly affect an ability to carry a load...treating the lintel has become more isolated.

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