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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Paint
Reply-to: GALE STEWARD <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 05:27:25 -0700 (PDT)
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One of the big issues with re-galvanizing is the the entire tower system must 
be dismantled, transported twice, and then re-assembled. Towers can be painted 
in place. I figured that quality paint (I used Rust Bullet) that is used on the 
steel of offshore oil rigs is certainly a good choise for my tower.
73, Stew K3ND

From: George Dubovsky <>
To: Keith Dutson <> 
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Paint

I fall into the "don't paint it if it's galvanized" camp - if the
galvanizing is in good shape, leave it alone and, if it's not, have it
re-galvanized. Spray-on and brush-on cold galvanizing compounds *ARE*
paint, albeit with loads of zinc as the filler, and they flake and chip
just like any other paint will on poorly prepared surfaces. They don't
compete at all with hot-dip galvanizing.


geo - n4ua

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Keith Dutson <>wrote:

> If it's 55G, it's galvanized.  If it's rusty, I would have it
> re-galvanized.
> I use paint only to make a tower more visible (white and red), especially
> to
> pilots.  I don't think it mattewrs what kind of paint is used, as lomg as
> it
> has a long life in the sun.
> I have 320 feet of 55G stacked on the ground, along with about 10K feet
> Phillystran.  The tower has been down at least 15 years.  All sections are
> painted either red or white.  I thought about taking the paint off, but am
> still undecided.  All sections look good enough to put up without worry.
> 73, Keith NM5G
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Missouri Guy
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:52 AM
> To:;
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Paint
> 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
> On Tue, 29 May 2012 07:58:19 -0500 Tom Harke <> writes:
> > I am looking for a recommendation for good paint for my used sections
> > of Rohn 55 I plan on putting up.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tom AA9A

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