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    Default Anyone know of a rust preventive paint with non-toxic vapors

    I've got a nice heated garage to work in this Winter and I plan on taking my car apart piece by piece from front to back and cleaning it up the fender wells, underside, back side of the fenders, etc and coating with a rust preventive paint. I've already taken the front fenders off and I'm ready to clean the little bit of surface rust along some of the edges.. I've used POR15 products such as marine clean and metal ready for years. They are non-harzardous, but without ventilation, the POR15 paint will probably kill me!

    Does anyone know of a rust preventive paint that is safe to use indoors?

    I did find this stuff with a google search, but I never tried it and don't know where I could get it

    http://www.sanchem.com/safegard.html

    Has anyone had any experience using this stuff or know of any other non--toxic rust preventive paint that can be used indoors?

    Does anyone know if Eastwood or Rust-oleum makes a rust preventive paint which is non-toxic for indoor use?

    I don't want to wait until Spring to paint and I don't want to have to keep windows open and go broke paying heating bills.

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    I went to NAPA this morning and they suggested a water-based epoxy from True Value such as PPG which would be low odor.

    http://www.ppg.com/coatings/pmc/hpc/...lus%209-07.pdf

    It does look to be very low odor, very corrosion resistant, somewhat flexible, very durable, etc, etc. Its made for direct to metal application. Its probably that tough industrial paint you see coating those huge pipes in factories. Of course it would have to be low odor since the work often has to be indoors. Its a to part mix and is kind of expensive being about $100 for a gallon, but that should do the entire underside of the car, fender wells, etc.

    Anyway, have any of you guys or gals used any thing like this on your cars? Do you see any problems using this on my car during my Winter restoration work?

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    Even water based epoxy is going to be toxic and you will need to ventilate. I did quite a bit of work during the winter in my attached garage. Just use a good respirator, a floor fan, and crack your garage door. Then coat in small sections, go back inside and let it ventilate for an hour. Then close your garage door and use a small heater like Kerosene or ceramic electric to bring the temp back up. POR 15 is the way to go. A good charcoal based respirator mask will allow you to breath safely even to the point that the area becomes overwhelming with fumes. I've had my eyes watering in a paint booth with clear coat before but breathing in my mask I couldn't smell a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozye View Post
    Even water based epoxy is going to be toxic and you will need to ventilate. I did quite a bit of work during the winter in my attached garage. Just use a good respirator, a floor fan, and crack your garage door. Then coat in small sections, go back inside and let it ventilate for an hour. Then close your garage door and use a small heater like Kerosene or ceramic electric to bring the temp back up. POR 15 is the way to go. A good charcoal based respirator mask will allow you to breath safely even to the point that the area becomes overwhelming with fumes. I've had my eyes watering in a paint booth with clear coat before but breathing in my mask I couldn't smell a thing.
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    I've used POR15 for years on other projects and I also agree, its great stuff. I've never tried to do a body restoration over the Winter months. In a few weeks the temp will be in the single digits around here and during much of January, February, and even into March temps can reach sub-zero (eg, 25 below). That's why leaving a window open or the garage door cracked for any length of time in such temps isn't much an option (I've also got water pipes in this garage that could freeze) and I was just curious about a different type of low vapor rust proof paint. But even so, you are correct that I should get an appropriate respirator. I wouldn't slop just anything on it just to get it done over the Winter and so if I can't find something satisfactory for preserving it, I will let the project sit until Spring. Gary

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    You might find a used positive pressure mask, that feeds you fresh air, a lot of body shops are going under with the economy the way it is. Then use a small exhaust fan to ventalate slow so your heater can keep up. Also be careful of flamable vapors around the heat source...............KABOOM!

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    When painting motorcycles in my garage over the winter, I rigged up a squirrel cage fan to some duct work, then used 2x12 boards to make a false door when my real door was open enough to allow some flex house to route the toxic fumes out while keeping the heat in. Get creative and you will find a method that works for you. Just brushing on some por 15 or doing some quick coat of self etch primer in a can to keep the flash rust off while you work isn't going to be that hard to deal with
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