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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Paint
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 09:40:34 -0700
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That's a bit exaggerated, in my opinion.  I have an AN Wireless hot 
dipped galvanized free standing tower that I wanted to paint with flat 
dark colors to better blend in with the hillside for aesthetic reasons 
(neighborhood good will).  The owner of the company told me that any 
good quality exterior latex paint would work fine, and he was right.  I 
brushed on two or three coats of Behr exterior latex (no primer) and 
after four years in the hot Arizona sun and wind the paint is as solid 
as when I put it on.  Pictures of the initial paint job are at

If the tower had a lot of rust, had lost it's galvanizing, or if the 
galvanizing was plated and shiny it might be a different story, but 
painting over good galvanizing is not the cause for alarm you make it 
sound to be.  My previous house had a lot of galvanized flashing on the 
roof, and the latex paint on it held up just fine for thirty years in 

Dave   AB7E

On 5/29/2012 7:52 AM, Missouri Guy wrote:
> Don't paint it if it's galvanized!!!  Use a professional-grade
> galvanizing
> spray or brush-on.  Properly applied, it works very
> well and lasts a long time.  It's not cheap, but you won't
> have to re-do the job and it doesn't flake or chip off like paint will.
> You can get a case of the stuff from
> Aervoe Industries in Nevada:   If you live
> in/near a large city, you might be able to find a local distributor
> of Aervoe products.
> I have no financial interest in the company that I
> know about...just a satisfied customer.
> 73,
> Charlie, N0TT

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