Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Driveway sealer as rust proofing coating

2 posts in this topic

I'm cheap, let's get that out of the way first.

I am building a wheelhouse and was thinking of applying driveway sealer or roofing waterproofing to the frame of my wheelhouse to help prevent rust.

Will it work?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used the asphalt base "roof cement" several times.

Some years ago on 2 different vans that had a lot of salt corrosion on the lower skirts, I coated the lower outside with this 'roof cement' then used galvanized 'valley tin', pop-riveted it at the upper line where I was working and rolled it down and secured it. The 'roof cement' completely held out all water from getting inbetween and causing further visible corrosion. Painting the galvanized was the hardest part.

Another experience, on rebuilding an enclosed race trailer, when redecking the floor using plywood over the steel frame, coated the bottom completely with the same 'roof cement' and it worked extremely well.

It ought to work well on your wheel house frame! It is slow to set up and harden, so be careful it can make a sticky mess if you aren't careful.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff      
    • RuddyDuck
      Ice forming in the dogs water dish right now! Forcast still looks good starting Tuesday. I predict the first truck thru the ice on Buffalo will be Dec 23!
    • knoppers
      have to give this topic a bump since ice will be here soon. any reports will be useful, thanks in advance.    
    • Ray Berg
      Just got back from show,Picked up an ion x. Don't know if i have ever seen it so busy. Now the wait begins.....
    • river rat316
      I am definitely in! My boss also gave me permission to start looking at jet boats this spring. We have to get rid of a 3rd car first but I do believe a Lowe 1760 pathfinder with a 115/80 will also be in my future!