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Old 09-22-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Will the nail polish prevent rust?

Thanks!
Definitly not. Rust must be cleaned off to the bare metal then primed & painted. Covering it does not arrest the corrosion.

The polymeric "waxes" work the best & are easier to apply. They can help prevent rust but not treat it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: New England
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The polymeric "waxes" work the best & are easier to apply. They can help prevent rust but not treat it.
If the rust hasn't developed, just the scratches are there (one of them deep), what do you think about putting on the wax?
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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If the rust hasn't developed, just the scratches are there (one of them deep), what do you think about putting on the wax?
you can get auto waxes that have a base color similar to your paint, I think this would be the best protection, but if bare metal is showing you shoul apply some paint to that area as a barrier to moisture.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Can you recommend a brand? (is that allowed on CD, and if not, give me a hint?)
Others gave good info but just FYI - I use Meguiars (bought at Target), Great stuff. Goes on easy and more importantly, comes off (buffs) easily. I've used other stuff where my arm would go numb trying to buff it.

I agree with the rust - it should be removed first. In case that's not possible right now for you and the area isn't hugh, a couple coatings of the wax will at least slow the rusting down by keeping the air & moisture off the area.

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Old 09-22-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: New England
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Thanks everyone on the car scratch dilemma, I'll follow your advice.

Just keeping the SURFACES of our homes and cars protected from decay is an expense to be dealt with!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Thanks everyone on the car scratch dilemma, I'll follow your advice.

Just keeping the SURFACES of our homes and cars protected from decay is an expense to be dealt with!!
Life is full of challenges - or is that - opportunities Car wax may be on sale now that winter is getting CLOSER Now, go find the turd that scratched up your car and hand them a big bill.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: New England
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Life is full of challenges - or is that - opportunities Car wax may be on sale now that winter is getting CLOSER Now, go find the turd that scratched up your car and hand them a big bill.
They got the fender too. Now you can see black under my silver fender. As if I need this! But that's only a small problem in life so I'm not complaining.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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They got the fender too. Now you can see black under my silver fender. As if I need this! But that's only a small problem in life so I'm not complaining.
Oh I hate that. Most fenders are fiberglass with gel coat finish. It can be repaired but is quite involved to do so.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: New England
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My son just gave me a new freezer (freestanding). I'm wondering how full I need to keep it, and if it's not should I fill it in with ice bags.

Someone earlier said I can freeze in glass jars. Can they be touching or should I separate them with something?
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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My son just gave me a new freezer (freestanding). I'm wondering how full I need to keep it, and if it's not should I fill it in with ice bags.

Someone earlier said I can freeze in glass jars. Can they be touching or should I separate them with something?
What a nice thing! You might want to post in the Food section. There are canners that should be able to answer your question. I seem to remember that you need space in a glass jar for expansion when it freezes. Also, the fuller you keep your freezer the less energy it will use - the frozen food helps to keep it cold. That's the extent of my lnowledge.
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