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Old 08-19-2019, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What To Coat Bare Steel Pipe Fence Posts With?

Im building a railing/fence around my house using bare SCH40 for the posts. Id like to coat the portion that will be set in concrete with something. My first thought was rebar epoxy, but a little research shows this to be a heat cured powder, and obviously not practical on a small scale.

Theres got to a product for this, right? Ive got about 50 2 SCH40 posts to do the bottom 24 of. Would much prefer a brush on/roll on application, rather than spray. If I could make a capped PVC tube and dip each post, would be even better.
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asphalt paint is what they always call it here.

thinned tar basically.
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asphalt paint is what they always call it here.

thinned tar basically.
this

or coal tar epoxy is good too
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Sherwin Williams tile clad epoxy is good stuff. About $100 for a two gallon kit. I tried the asphalt (hydrocide) on steel in concrete. Still managed to rust. I know because I removed it 8 years later. Wasn't bad though. I was surprised.

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https://protective.sherwin-williams....3Aproduct-6857

https://www.ventilationdirect.com/MA...-B60VZ0070.pdf

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mainly coat them with rust around here...
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Oil based paint, should be no problem finding that in any paint store. Oh, right, California. I had problems,finding it in the early 90s, must be long gone by now.
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You're in CA, you can't have a fence, as it would impede the free flow of future voters.
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According to your sig, you are in California.
That said, I'd coat it with absolutely nothing and spend the money elsewhere. Unless you want it to be there for your next 7 generations? It will be there for a very long time as it is.
Above ground would be just primer and then oil base industrial enamel. The longitivity will be if you have a top for it to keep rain and snow out.
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Oil based paint, should be no problem finding that in any paint store. Oh, right, California. I had problems,finding it in the early 90s, must be long gone by now.
I tried to order a gallon of zinc cold galv but nope, not in CA...
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I tried to order a gallon of zinc cold galv but nope, not in CA...
Just go buy the spray can stuff at the hardware store. We use the shit daily and it works good enough.

Or take them to the local coaster and have them hot dipped
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I tried to order a gallon of zinc cold galv but nope, not in CA...
Just go buy the spray can stuff at the hardware store. We use the shit daily and it works good enough.

Or take them to the local coaster and have them hot dipped
This is what I would do too. If you absolutely must.
None of the pipe fence I've ever built, or pretty much anyone I know built have been painted. We all use oil field pipe so they are already rusted.
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Just go buy the spray can stuff at the hardware store. We use the shit daily and it works good enough.

Or take them to the local coaster and have them hot dipped
My dad had some Rover parts hot dipped when I was a kid. The acid and molten zinc tanks that you could drop a UPS truck in blew my 10yo mind. Like something from Mordor.

I work in micro-electronic gold plating. At least once a day, I have to tell some homie that I can't "dip" his 22" spinners. "Oh, sure, just let me fire up the vat. Could take a little to get 20 tons of gold molten again!" Retards.
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This is what I would do too. If you absolutely must.
None of the pipe fence I've ever built, or pretty much anyone I know built have been painted. We all use oil field pipe so they are already rusted.
It's "rusted" if you're buying the pipe, but it "has a well-established patina" if you're selling to hipsters
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My dad had some Rover parts hot dipped when I was a kid. The acid and molten zinc tanks that you could drop a UPS truck in blew my 10yo mind. Like something from Mordor.

I work in micro-electronic gold plating. At least once a day, I have to tell some homie that I can't "dip" his 22" spinners. "Oh, sure, just let me fire up the vat. Could take a little to get 20 tons of gold molten again!" Retards.


My dad had the frame of his early bronco hot dipped when he was done modifying it.
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I tried to order a gallon of zinc cold galv but nope, not in CA...
Was going to say cold galv, my local welding supply has it in gallons and spray cans.
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My dad had some Rover parts hot dipped when I was a kid. The acid and molten zinc tanks that you could drop a UPS truck in blew my 10yo mind. Like something from Mordor.

I work in micro-electronic gold plating. At least once a day, I have to tell some homie that I can't "dip" his 22" spinners. "Oh, sure, just let me fire up the vat. Could take a little to get 20 tons of gold molten again!" Retards.
Look at uhaul trailers. Pretty sure they hot dip those things fully built. Based on how well the brakes work those get dipped too.

Can you dip my 16" walmart hubcap spinners?
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