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Re: galvinizing paint

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

There are some regulatory issues surrounding zinc loaded paint, so it might
not be available at just any store in any state.  I seem to recall (from 5
years ago) some problems getting galvanizing paint in California as a
retail item.. we had to special order it from a "business customers only"
outlet (much like trying to buy potentially hazardous chemicals over the
counter...). In my fuzzy recollection, I think it had to do with the
carrier or solvent (toluene?), not the zinc, per se.  

Tradional Zinc Chromate based primers & paints (popular for aluminum, e.g.)
are also hard to get a hold of because of the Chromate ion hazardous waste

Techspray produces a Zinc Rich Primer, claimed to be a cold galvanizing
product, called ZnKote Galvanizer, #3205 Aerosol. The MSDS just lists
flammability as a problem (they use xylene), and it's not going to wind up
making your place a superfund site...

It would appear from a casual web search that most paint companies have
some form of cold galvanizing spray available that's not hideously toxic...

Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> I think its available at any hardware store.  Just make sure the spraycan
> seems much heavier than regular paint.  Thats a good indication of high
> zinc content.  Rob.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> >To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> >Sent: Wed, 01 May 2002 08:17:35
> >
> >Original poster: "rheidlebaugh by way of Terry
> >Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> ><rheidlebaugh-at-zialink-dot-com>
> >
> >Please tell me a source. That sounds a lot better
> >than zapor coating.
> >  Robert  H
> >