You might look into Tnemec. They specialize in high performance coatings
for a wide variety of demanding applications.
No relation, just a satisfied user. Give 'em a call and let them suggest a
product and supplier.
73, Pat K7KR
----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Saviers" <email@example.com>
To: "K8RI" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Looking for a good, mechanically rugged, and anti
> I've had great results with Rust-Oleum Direct to Metal (oil) alkyd
> enamel paint (Grainger stock item, others as well). I use two coats of
> primer, red first, then grey to prove coverage, followed by two coats of
> finish color, mostly Safety Yellow, all HVLP applied. Structural stuff
> that is in use and left outside for 10 years still has gloss and no
> rust. I can't speak to repeated wear resistance, that may require a two
> part epoxy paint. I've found the 100% solids versions to be very user
> unfriendly - hard mixing, fumes, short work times, critical surface prep
> & special solvents for cleanup. OTOH, the RustOleum water based two part
> epoxy floor paint is easy to use, but nowhere as tough as the 100%
> solids. Both are around $140/gal.
> Grant KZ1W
> On 8/9/2012 9:34 PM, K8RI wrote:
>> I'm looking for a paint (and primer or undercoat) that will protect the
>> structural steel from rust and wear well. There will be rollers or
>> skids moving on the painted surface and at times will be under
>> substantial pressure. IE Tower sections.
>> I do have access to industrial paint locally, just not sure what to ask
>> for. Tubing will be capped and welded closed with a bit of preservative
>> Roger (K8RI)
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