(Topic ID: 80024)

Best way to clean rusty gate/ramp flaps?


By NJGecko

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    What's the best way to tackle these things? Replace the ramp flaps? What about ball gate flaps? They aren't always readily available or easily broken down into parts.

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    #3 5 years ago

    tumble them for a long time until the rust is gone. or carefully sand them with a high grit sandpaper.
    Then use gunmetal blue on them to bring back the original color and finish and protection.
    Something like this kit:
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/product/10-1208524?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=organic&gclid=CK6_wfndvLwCFeVi7AodYwYADQ

    #4 5 years ago

    I just got through doing this for the first time. I used 180 grit sand paper, followed by 220 grit, then a 3m finishing pad(similar to Scotchbrite pad). Then clean with alcohol. Then 2-3 treatments with PermaBlue Gel, made for re-bluing guns. The results were fantastic. You can also use this method on ramp flaps. Here are some before and after pics.

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