I picked up a used receiver hitch that has areas of rust scale underneath peeling paint. I want to clean it up so it looks decent and prevents rust from developing further.
What would be a good method to remove the rust so I can repaint it? Wire wheel on an angle grinder? Flap disk? Something else?
I don't have access to a media blaster, nor is the piece valuable enough to pay someone to do this.
After removing the rust manually, is there a chemical worth putting on it to take care of any rust I missed and help prevent rust in the future; something that is OK to primer and paint over?
Any recommended brands or type of rattle can primer/paint to use on the receiver hitch?
Sorry if these questions have been answered before, my searches didn't pull up what I was looking for.
Thanks for your help.
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03-08-2010, 11:39 AM #1Member
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Rust scale removal methods before paint?