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Old 12-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #8
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RE: Practial Sailor LOVES IT!

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markpierce wrote:


JD wrote:Looks like standard primer and paint.
That's heavy rust, son.
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I stand corrected.* The remains of standard primer and paint that after 25-35 years has turned to rust.

The point being it isn't NO - OX - ID for sure.

All of the old railroad bridges up north near the steel mills from Cleveland to Pittsburg*use to rust that way all of the time.* Then in the 60's US Steel came out with a steel product that formed a protective surface rust ion*(Fe3O2)*almost immediately and then never needed painting.*It was supposed to be used on bridges and then needed no maintenance afterwards.*They even built a building north of Pittsburgh of this*stuff.* The problem is that it looks like an old rusted building the day it is completed and even in the "Rust Belt" that look never caught on.

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