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soktober
post Feb 2 2009, 11:44 AM
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I need some advice about painting and protecting a pier I am constructing. I would like to weatherproof and apply a glossy paint to a steel pier. Is it best to apply a primer coat first (Kiltz?) followed by what kind of paint?

I'd also like it t match as close to the Meade Blue. Does anyone know what color that is?

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post Feb 2 2009, 03:24 PM
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Personally, I would take it to someplace to get it Powder-coated. That would give you the best finish and shine you can get... (IMG:http://www.observatorycentral.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 3 2009, 10:20 AM
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Sir, according to my research, Meade blue is "REGAL BLUE 1909 from Krylon "
I've painted several piers and the thing that I've learned the hard way is to make sure all your welds and all other surfaces are perfectly smooth. They"re like painting a car, a couple of primer coats, sand the surface and paint again. The pier I built for myself was Painted a " hammered metal Blue " and it came out great. I've talked to a couple of guys that took their piers to a local auto paint shop and had them painted. I'm not realy sure but I've heard powder coating was kind of exensive.

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post Feb 3 2009, 10:15 PM
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I have made three piers and have painted everyone of them with rubber undercoat for cars. It is paint-able over the top if you would like a different color but I found I liked the black semi gloss. The rubber also took some of the ring out of the pier and protected eye pieces from bumps and bruises. I have had no problems with rust or peeling, just make sure you dry it under heavy infrared lights to help it cure faster. Check the photo section for my last pier.
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post Feb 4 2009, 08:21 AM
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Sounds good, thanks!

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I have made three piers and have painted everyone of them with rubber undercoat for cars. It is paint-able over the top if you would like a different color but I found I liked the black semi gloss. The rubber also took some of the ring out of the pier and protected eye pieces from bumps and bruises. I have had no problems with rust or peeling, just make sure you dry it under heavy infrared lights to help it cure faster. Check the photo section for my last pier.

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