Over a year ago, we discovered that termites had made a home in our front wooden screen door. Therefore, Art decided to get a metal door like all the neighbors. Termites can eat all kinds of things but they break their teeth on metal.
The problem, we soon discovered was that all metal things RUST in Hawaii! How come I never paid attention to this when I was growing up in Hawaii? Why don't things rust much in the Midwest? We've been told it's the salt in the Hawaiian air.
Only then did we notice that the neighbors' metal doors were also rusting, but they could live with it.
He talked to his brother-in-law who told him about Loctite Extend. He said he used it on his metal table and it sealed the rust in. After many years it was still in good condition.
We searched for it all over Home Depot and couldn't find it before we found somebody else looking for the same thing who also gave his testimonial for its effectiveness. He told us we should go to LOWES and sure enough, there it was!
POSTSCRIPT: We were at Home Depot today and saw the Loctite Extend in the paint department.
The directions on the can warn you to avoid getting the spray on unrusted parts because it could cause rust, too. Hunh?
We taped and newspaper wrapped the parts that might get hit by overspray. The clear spray turned the rust brownish black.
Then I sprayed it with a can of Rustoleum primer and a topcoat of Rustoleum white paint. It really looks great. Brand new!
Here's Art putting the knobs back on. Now then... what else is rusted?
Aha! The mailbox! We still haven't found a mailbox we like and mom has hinted more than once that our mailbox is the ugliest in the neighborhood. Therefore, I'm going to try the Loctite cure on it tomorrow. It's just a temporary fix until we can find a mailbox we really like.
Then again, you KNOW how long it takes us to make a decision!