Products Finishing

OCT 2013

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PAINTING storage bin. We have been looking for an online solution as to what paint to use on the steel structure and the steel rail tracks of the conveyor system. Can you offer any solutions to this problem? —K.S. A. If the structure is already in place, your customer could paint the structural steel using either a zinc silicate followed by an epoxy primer or a two-component zincrich epoxy primer, but not the rail track surfaces. If it is a new conveyor system, not yet installed, the structural steel could be pretreated by phosphatizing, galvanizing or painting using a zinc silicate primer. The zinc silicate primer must be applied directly to the metal. In either case, the metal must be prepared by degreasing and sand blasting to remove any rust and oily soils before painting. After applying the prime coats, any high-quality topcoat such as an acrylic, polyester or polyurethane enamel will provide long-lasting protection. On the bearing surfaces of the steel track, where the steel wheels contact the rails, however, nothing other than a coating like Teflon or a polyamide will last for any length of time without wearing off. CLINIC Lutz Industrial Duty Drum and Container Pumps Transferring flammables, corrosive chemicals, or viscous products? Lutz offers a solution for all of your needs. Please request updated 24 page catalog. Please contact us for more information. The Painting Zone Have a question? E-mail Carl or check out our vast library of painting articles. pfonline.com/zones/paint Lutz Pumps, Inc. 1160 Beaver Ruin Road · Norcross, GA 30093-4898 Phone: (770) 925-1222 · Tollfree: (800) 843-3901 · Fax: (770) 923-0334 www.lutzpumps.com · e-Mail: info@lutzpumps.com "The Systems Solution People" PRODUCTS FINISHING — pfonline.com 89

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