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Re: [TowerTalk] 1026 DOM mast material

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 1026 DOM mast material
From: K8RI <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:38:10 -0500
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On 1/13/2012 8:57 PM, Eugene Jensen wrote:
> I painted a stick of it 15.00 years ago or so with a 2 part epoxy paint that
> we used to paint HV outdoor switchgear with. It still hasn't rusted after
> all these years and I used for the driveshaft on my current tower. DuPont
> makes a paint called    Imron  that I understand to be in the same family.
> Haul it over to a Auto  Body shop and they be glad to spray it as they mix 2
> part paint all the time. Good luck Gene K2QWD

You might want to think twice about Imeron.  It's the stuff they use on 
airplanes and sports cars. IOW the last I purchased was over $200 a 
gallon and that was 6 or 7 years ago. I doubt it's much cheaper now 
days. <:-))  I think I still have a gallon of clear coat out in the shop 
but need a new can of catalyst.

There is a single part that we used for switch gear and I use on my outdoor 
equipment. Much cheaper and just about as durable...maybe not as pretty as 
Imeron when done.<:-))  Two photos next to the bottom of the page

I have 4 gallons of the stuff that didn't get used this fall. I'll have to look 
up the name and number.  It says for sale to professionals only at the 
commercial paint store, but I think they sell it to almost anyone.  IOW don't 
spend much time sniffing it.  Besides this stuff stinks! Unlike the spray cans.

If it sets too long I just take it in and they'll run it on the mixer for me. I 
now use it in an HVLP gun so it doesn't get thinned out much.


Roger (K8RI)


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