Well the salt form the ocean is not problem as I live about 45 miles inland
and 1300 ASL. But there are four paper mills within a ten mile radius and
although they certainly have cleaned up in the last ten years, they do
contribute tons of particulate to the atmosphere. I'd recommend a zinc rich
paint to new bolts after torquing at minimum and to any edges that chow any
color whatsoever. IMHO anyway.
Paul Ferguson <Paul@PaulFerguson.us> wrote:
Thanks very much for the information. I had my HDBX 48 up for 10
years at the previous QTH. When I took it down a year ago, it had
almost no rust except for the nuts and bolts. About 1/3 of them had
some rust. I have ordered replacements rather than try to clean them.
At my new QTH, I decided to paint the tower flat black to make it
less obvious. This may help with future rust.
I wonder if you get a lot of salt deposited on the tower?
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