Scott Bullock wrote:
> Hello fellow towertalkies,
> Here's a good question for everybody, I just bought an old EZ Way RBX-50
> crankup/foldover tower that has been sitting for some time, It's got
> rust on it but otherwise in excellent condition. I plan to have the entire
> tower professionally sandblasted before I put it up. What's the best way to
> refinish it?
> I had two thoughts-
> 1. Sandblast and prime with Rustoleum rusty metal primer and then paint
> Rustoleum silver paint.
> 2. Sandblast and paint tower with cold galvanizing compound (obviously at a
> much higher cost).
> Which finish would last the longest in our wonderful New England Climate?
> Which finish would withstand the rubbing of the crankup sections better ?
> Also if anybody has any engineering docs for this tower in a 90 mph wind
> zone, I would be interested in getting a copy for my permit application
> (have copies of some of the original EZ Way literature, but only goes to 70
> Thanks in advance to all,
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My experience is the Rustoleum is worthless in the long run. I designed
and built my tower mounts and accessories with cold galvanizing over 24
years ago. I recently gave a few touch ups where I had gained a few
dings from several moves. The pieces are still essentially perfect. Go
with the cold galvanizing. Brushing is better than spraying. (Puts more
on, wastes less).
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