[TowerTalk] Fiberglass life expectancy
vu2abs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 23:51:35 EDT 2017
Has anyone in iceprone areas tried the water repellant (hydrophobic) sprays
How effective are they?
How long does the protection last?
It maybe useful in dxpedion antennas where there is a lot of rain / snow,
in reducing detuning.
73 de Aravind vu2abs
On 1 Aug 2017 08:29, "Clay Autery" <cautery at montac.com> wrote:
> I'd rather poke my eyes out than use a roller... I invested in a NICE
> HVLP gun (body shop quality) a long time ago and built an air dryer
> system to hook to the compressor for all the tools and an extra module
> that additionally dries the paint gun air supply.
> And I have a tote with all the paint tarps to rig up a small paint
> booth. Use some A/C fans I scrounged for exhaust venting...
> IF I couldn't use a spray gun, I'd rather use disposable cotton gloves
> over surgical gloves and put the paint on LITERALLY by hand... We used
> to do this in the oilfield... WAYYYYYYYYYYYY faster than a roller.
> Clay Autery, KY5G
> MONTAC Enterprises
> (318) 518-1389
> On 7/31/2017 9:34 PM, Roger (K8RI) on TT wrote:
> > HVLP spraying is fairly efficient, but there is a learning curve and
> > the initial portion of the curve can be high waste. Depending on the
> > equipment, cleanup can be a royal PITA. Inexpensive equipment may
> > have plastic parts that are vulnerable to paint thinners as benign as
> > Mineral Spirits) even though most paint requires little thinner when
> > used in HVLP guns.
> > Personally I don't like the results with rollers on tubes and much
> > prefer the HVLP, EXCEPT being inherently lazy, I really dislike the
> > cleanup.
> > 73, Roger (K8RI)
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