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Old 20-03-2015, 18:28   #16
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Re: 4 yrs new and rust

Doesn't kerosene have a strong smell to it? If so that would kind of stink up the boat especially after running the engine. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 20-03-2015, 18:56   #17
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Doesn't kerosene have a strong smell to it? If so that would kind of stink up the boat especially after running the engine. Correct me if I'm wrong.
You are not wrong DeepFrz, but engines are kind of stinky to begin with. I think the idea is not to drench the metal but get a light coat on it and after running for a bit it should kind of evaporate away. The engine in question is a diesel and may not have a bilge-blower, a bilge-blower would solve a lot of that problem. As I don't see a massive amount of rust, the paint method would be my choice. Actually you could use a light oil to coat which would be less smelly.
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Old 20-03-2015, 20:27   #18
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Re: 4 yrs new and rust

This did not happen overnight, looks like four years of total neglect to me.
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Re: 4 yrs new and rust

Just need to clean it up really well , and repaint/repair, first the problem.


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This did not happen overnight, looks like four years of total neglect to me.
This may be true but I don't see how it moves the solution forward any.
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Re: 4 yrs new and rust

I had an area under the water pump">raw water pump where there was surface rust. I removed as much rust as possible, primed the area with Rustoleum primer, then painted with Rustoleum bronze spray paint - a half decent match for Universal gold at 1/4 of the price. Looks great 3 years later.

No need to overthink this.

Definitely sort the packing gland out - mine made a right mess too.
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Old 20-03-2015, 23:57   #22
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This may be true but I don't see how it moves the solution forward any.
It points to the need for closer maintenance intervals. Mea culpa.
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Yep, apply some elbow grease and get 'er done. Plenty of suggestions above. Use something to eat the rust, rinse well, dry well and paint. The basic engine will be fine, the electricals,,,... time will tell....
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Re: 4 yrs new and rust

But correct the source of all that salt spray, first.
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Well... thanks to all for those helpful observations... shows the lived it experience out there on this site. Work has begun... The salt spraying shaft will be covered first of all. Down the road will post the results including before/after pics.
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Hello bcguy, the option to use Kero or white spirits has been used in the aviation industries for many years, the residue left after a light dusting prevents oxidisation on the Alloy and will control rust on the unprotected steel engine parts. The smell depends on the grade of Kero you select is important, spray lightly and run your engine with your ventilation opened. "DO NOT use a degreaser" wish you luck. Adamsteel, Sydney.
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Water Displacer Formula #40

or this Moeller Zinc Primer Aerosol Sprays

The Navy (or in my case USCG) used wash primer phosphate conversion coat after chipping off all the rust and then red oxide primer. The ships are painted white, and the Old Man hates rust streaks.
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