Hi All, I picked up the gallon of new ZRC galvy paint today (25lbs/gal), and
spent this late afternoon and evening outside coating the legs of the 4N SSV
I thought some of you may be interested in hearing how it works out.
First of all, wear gloves! This stuff is nasty! Stinks to all high heaven
too. It took about 1/2 hour of mixing to dissolve the zinc solids in the
paint, and even then, you can never get it completely stirred. Once it is
stirred, it goes on very nicely with a regular paintbrush. They recommend a
1.5 mil thick finish, but the brush definitely puts on more than this. It
dries to the touch in about 20 minutes, and they say it's ready to recoat if
necessary after 24 hours. Based on what I have seen for coverage so far, it
only needs one coat. After doing all 3 legs of the first knockdown section,
I hadn't even made a dent in how much is in the can. A little goes a long way!
It also cleans up with standard thinner (got some on my arms), though they
say use xylene.
Tomorrow nite I start the 3N section-that's completely welded and should
really be fun!
BTW, I got it at Corrosion Control Specialists, Inc.,in Boston, they have a
large warehouse full of any kind of weatherproofing material for metal! Talk
to Chris @ 617-737-1677, he's a really nice guy to deal with, and even gave
me a pint of organic based urethane paint to try too, which he said they
used before to paint some towers for the Navy up in Maine.
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