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Old 02-21-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Repainting A Steel Dock


I need to repaint a steel dock on a freshwater lake in South Carolina. There are some minor rust spots which will be steel brushed off and removed. I get lots of conflicting advise regarding what kind of primer and paint to use so I thought I would ask here.

What kind of primer and paint would you recommend for a long-lasting job ?

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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I use one step rust neutralizer and metal primer bought at ca am supply 1866 848 9149 sand and clean

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At least it's not saltwater.

Steel in a marine environment. I *can* say this is way beyond the world of house paint. You're now talking industrial level "coating systems" since you mentioned 'long-lasting' and, by inference, hi-quality.

'Tho painting is not my field - and I'm not at work - I do have access to industrial (oil refinery) coating specs.

I can recall this much:
These are 3 layers systems-- primer, mid-level, and finish. The system spec also has DFT numbers for each layer (dry film thickness) and yeah, they are measured in the field during application. What really complicates this tri-level matrix is that each layer may be a different brand and model number!

The only name I can recall is Carboline. If you go to their Website, look under marine/offshore, you will quickly realize that you are a long way from HD/Glidden-ville...





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Ayuh,.....

Wirebrush it off,+ prime it with Rustolium Rust-oxide Primer,...
Then topcoat it with the Rustolium color of your choice......
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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I am a commercial painter wire brush very well I would even sand a bit as well I would also prim with a rust inhib I would look into a DTM or a aquapond Product Devoe makes both of thes products I am just not a fan of Rustoium products
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