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ok i have set of go rhino tube steps i took off to touch up so bedliner nicks in the finsh i was looking at them and on either end there are plastic plugs to block off the tube i took them off and it was wet and there was dirt/rust laying inside i cleaned out what i could and looked in with a light and it has surface rust but to me looks like raw metal i want to put some kind of paint or somthing inside i was thinking of using por15 and then sealing the plugs on with rtv but my problem that has me stumped is how to coat the inside of the tube i don't want to just pour the stuff in its a lil price so i know you guys are smart and really creative anyone got any ideas or recommend another type of paint thanks for any and all info
 

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maybe rubberised undercoating in the spray can?
 

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You can buy duplicolor bedliner in a one gallon jug from o'reilly auto for about $25 IIRC. Plug the crap out of one end, pour in, slowly spin and coat evenly. Repeat one other tube..

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Rustoleum makes a rust converter primer. It converts the rust to a primer. You can spray that in both ends and get a good coat pretty cheap. I don't know how evenly it will cover, but as long as you get it all covered, what does it matter since it's on the inside and it is cheap?
 

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like all the ideas thanks guys
 

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:)I'll give the nod to the primer/ encapsulating paint of your choice, but I say only attach the far end of each tube step permanently, thread the front end of each step and use a screw -in type plug of your choice that fits tightly. This way before any trip of a social nature that happens to be over a particularly bumpy patch of road: you can simply park your T facing uphill, unscrew the cap, fill the tubes w/ Grey Goose, vermouth, and olives. By the time you reach your destination you should have a perfectly shaken Martini ala Titan. Simply park the T facing downhill, unscrew the caps and pour. (You did say you wanted a project, right?) :)
 

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lol good one
 

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Thanks, thought someone might enjoy that one. BTW was that your T that I spyed in an issue of Truckin' sometime around the Holidays??
 

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yeah it was mine i was shocked that it got in
 

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i guy i work with told me to use motor oil and diesel mixed and spray it in the tube or i thought of wd40 what do you guys think not sure about either
 

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Eventually the WD/ OIL will dry up/ leak out. Rust occurs when iron meets oxygen. The only way to prevent it is to remove the oxygen or put a barrier btwn the two. I would think a can or two of your choice of encapsulating paint/ bedliner would do the trick as long as you coat the whole inside. BTW- Congrats on the exposure in the mag, it was nice to see something besides the Big 3 in there.
 

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thank you for that there are not alot of other vehicles in the mags at all i still love to read them and look at pics but we need more Ts in the mags . i was thinking the same thing about the paint other than spraying a s**t load down the inside of the tube and rolling it you know of any easier way? and to basstr i already used up my warrenty what they don't tell you is that after you use it once the warrenty does not continue and you only get one pair thats it. i had a hard time getting the set i have they wanted me to pay to send them back ( at 125 to ship ) and then pay them again to ship them back to me but i was able to just cut them up to prove that i had destroyed them and then they shipped me a new set it was a pita but its all done and overwith
 

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I'd say get 2 to 4 cans of decent spray paint and spray away from both ends. It might cover better than you think inside of the tube, especially if you get a paint w/ a "fan" nozzle/ one of the adjustable tips.
 

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Open both ends, heat to 350 F, blow powder coat power through the tubes. It will only stick and melt where there is bare metal so you get a uniform coating (thousands of oil country tubing are done like this every day).
What I did as a boy in Chicago; dissolve chassie grease in gasoline, smear where necessary ; suprisingly is is not noticeable on chrome.
Get new ones made from 316 stainless tubing.
 
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