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Painting rusted rear window buttons

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Killermike771, August 1, 2011.

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    1. Killermike771

      Killermike771 New Member

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      I saw Dirt's post on how to remove the rust stains on the rear glass and i did that but i am looking for suggestions on what grit to sand with and what kind of paint to use on the steel round buttons. Any help is appreciated. Pics coming soon...
       
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      Are you taking them out or doing it while they are still in the window... Eastwood makes a rust dissolver that I use for nuts and bolts that I have had good luck with... something like those it wouldn't take alot and as long as you put it in a sealed container you can strain out the chunks and re-use it awhile...

      http://www.eastwood.com/ew-rust-dissolver-qt.html
       
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      I am planning on leaving them in and just masking the area off. I was just unsure if i should sand them before painting and was wondering what to sand with.
       
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      You could do it with sand paper... but if your not going for like a tricked out show truck appearance (minus fine scratching on the screw heads) I'd mask it out with a few layer of tape and use a Dremel with a little wire wheel.
       
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      I laid on few layers of good tape on the glass, and sanded away. Glad the video helped! :thumbsup:
       

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