[TowerTalk] Can Chrome-moly be galvanized? Should it?

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Mar 20 18:15:47 EST 2004

I'm embarked on this summer's antenna project, which will involve 
substituting a 16-20 foot 2" chrome-moly mast for my present 10-foot Rohn 
galvanized steel one.

I have been warned that bare chrome-moly will rust and make a mess.  Would 
it make sense either to have it galvanized or paint it with a POR-15-type 
product before it goes up?  The tower has a Rohn 25 pointy-top, so some 
degree of wear and tear on any coating seems inevitable, and maybe this is 
overkill.  What do you think?

73, Pete N4ZR
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