Urgent help needed Stand Rust

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  1. Severo78

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    Is there something a person could wipe or spray onto an aquarium stand to stop rust?
    Bearing in mind that the aquarium is up and running.
    I don't want to contaminate the water.
    I heard that WD40 is bio degradable, would this be safe?
     
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  3. Juan27

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    Is it just a bit of surface rust? Or has it actually started eating the steel?
    Also, was the stand never galvanized or Powdercoated?
     
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    It is what seems to be powder coated , and no there is no serious rust yet.
    Which Is why I would like to put something to prevent it from getting worse.
     
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    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
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    Servero paint it with the proper hammerite paint
     
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    I am worried to paint the stand while the tank is up and running!
    Is there no rust inhibitor that is water based and not solvent based?
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    I agree with Rick, Or maybe try to find a water based metal primer. Dont know if there is a water based one. Just putting it out there.
     
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    No issues painting the stand while tank is running.
     
  11. Willie85

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    Use this
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    Take note this contains sulphuric acid
    Dont get any of this stuff into the water.

    I will not trust something that is waterbased, nor do I think it will work.
    And like Rick said, use hammerite after the 'rust off' is dried. You dont have to paint a primer with hammerite.
     

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