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[Towertalk] Re: Stripping paint from Rohn 45

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: Stripping paint from Rohn 45
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Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 07:20:22 EDT
Since stripping the paint which seems to be a rather costly and /or difficult 
job, why not just wire brush the loose paint, and then sand it to a dull 
finish?  After that, coat it with a couple of coats of your favorite paint 
(mine is Rustoleum Cold Galvanize).  If the FAA paint is that hard to remove, 
it won't be going anywhere for a long time and should not flake.  If the 
galvanize is solid, why mess with it?  You then have the problem of the legs 
being thicker at the swage and not fitting together very well. I heard of one 
poor guy who went this route and had to file and sand the insides of the legs 
so they would be a small enough ID and OD to fit together.  The same problem 
cropped up with the bolt holes.  
I've used the wire brush and sand approach with good success.
Bill K4XS

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