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Old 05-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Painting Galvanized Metal.

Any tips or suggestions for preping and painting galvanized metal?

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Spray Painting Galvanized Metal Do It Yourself Home Repair

Curiosity got me checking. Never thought about it before. Here's some possible help.
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FF, I use Pettit 6980 or 6981 to prime galvanized metal. The stuff sticks like crazy. Here is a link to the 6981: Pettit Marine Paints - Browse Catalog

6980 seems to be the same stuff in a different can. If it gets on you, get it off quick. If it drys you'll have to wait for it to wear off.
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Not sure what your painting but we always wipe with a vinegar soaked rag then prime and paint like normal. Works we'll.
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Had success applying, by brush, an etch primer (may need 2 coats) to the clean galvanized surface, followed by single pack epoxy gloss paint. BruceK
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zinc chromate primer is a good self etching primer to start with.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:05 AM   #7
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Was very informative , chose the latex primer as it seems to be the preferred system.

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