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Old 04-01-2021, 08:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation latex paint on metal problem (HELP)

SOOO my partner and I made a huge oops on the bus we wanted to rust proof the floor of our 2002 chevy thomas and used latex stripping paint abrasion proof (rustoleum) instead of oil based enamel (rustoleum)
I literally dont know what to do sanding it is nearly impossible because the floor of my bus is ribbed.
I tried putting the oil over the latex and its pretty easy to scratch off at 4 hours of dry time. Im going to wait for the night and see in the morning the result but im so worried about it rusting because latex is water based and if condensation collects I dont even know at this point?
is this a mega disaster or am I over exaggerating?

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Old 04-01-2021, 09:04 PM   #2
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SOOO my partner and I made a huge oops on the bus we wanted to rust proof the floor of our 2002 chevy thomas and used latex stripping paint abrasion proof (rustoleum) instead of oil based enamel (rustoleum)
I literally dont know what to do sanding it is nearly impossible because the floor of my bus is ribbed.
I tried putting the oil over the latex and its pretty easy to scratch off at 4 hours of dry time. Im going to wait for the night and see in the morning the result but im so worried about it rusting because latex is water based and if condensation collects I dont even know at this point?
is this a mega disaster or am I over exaggerating?
Paint is no where near a mega disaster. Blowing up your ecm like a newbie may have just done is a mega disaster. Hopefully, that puts your situation into perspective and gives you a little peace of mind.

First things first, did you primer the floor before adding the latex?
If you primered it, what exactly did you use?
What is the exact latex paint you applied?


Not all latex are the same, and while oil based may be better for some things, it doesn't mean that the latex you used won't work. Remember, they put latex on houses all the time.

Not being a paint specialist, I don't know the answer, but here's what I'd presume.

Latex is water based, but, once the water has evaporated, then what's left is all the chemicals adhered to your floor. As long as the latex is stuck on, and you did all your floor prep well, I'm thinking it should be fine.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:13 PM   #3
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So sadly we did not prime and thats why I felt so anxious about this.
We used Rustoleum striping paint for concrete and outside abrasions
(if you google it as a gallon itll come right up)
and I apologize im super newb because I dont really have another source to ask these questions to that others will truly understand my caution and concern.
I called rustoleum and they basically said "just scuff the latex and apply oil"
it looks like the latex adhered really well otherwise.
we did sand and prep the metal before applying any paint.
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So sadly we did not prime and thats why I felt so anxious about this.
We used Rustoleum striping paint for concrete and outside abrasions
(if you google it as a gallon itll come right up)
and I apologize im super newb because I dont really have another source to ask these questions to that others will truly understand my caution and concern.
I called rustoleum and they basically said "just scuff the latex and apply oil"
it looks like the latex adhered really well otherwise.
we did sand and prep the metal before applying any paint.
If the latex adhered really well, then you're done - just build your subfloor over it.
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So sadly we did not prime and thats why I felt so anxious about this.
We used Rustoleum striping paint for concrete and outside abrasions
(if you google it as a gallon itll come right up)
and I apologize im super newb because I dont really have another source to ask these questions to that others will truly understand my caution and concern.
I called rustoleum and they basically said "just scuff the latex and apply oil"
it looks like the latex adhered really well otherwise.
we did sand and prep the metal before applying any paint.
No apologies necessary. You'll catch on.

I misread it as stripping, not striping.

Rustoleum just wants you to buy more paint.

First, what good will oil on top of latex do if the latex peels? No good, so no need to add it.

Second, the paint you used is to mark lines on concrete, pavement AND metal. I think it can handle moisture.

Read this. Zoom in on the grey area to the left. States metal. file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/257763_traffic_striping_paint.pdf

If it is adhering well, I would let it be.

Best of luck.
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