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Paintin steel tank

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by verstrepeng, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. verstrepeng

    verstrepeng Garibaldi

    I have a steel 15l tank wich has a bit rust outside.
    I'd like to repaint the bottle.
    Anyone has some experience withe this ?
    type of paint, multiple layers ?
    :p thanks !
  2. joewr

    joewr ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Northern California
    Hi, from California!

    I see you are new to the Board--why don't you fin over to the Introductions and Greets section and say, "hello" to everyone?

    And, about your question...have a look at this thread. I am sure that Rick would be happy to answer any questions you have.


    Joewr...Rick, do I get a finder's fee? And, would you like to lease this space? It comes fully furnished...
  3. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Gulf of Mexico
    My tanks are in for an early hydro after my cleanup, paint strip & surface prep for repainting.
    I don't expect there to be any problem with the hydro, but since there was rust removed and stripping the paint wasn't without some sanding & scratching & buffing, prudence demands a hydro before putting 'em back in service.
    I will repaint with clear epoxy - my plan is two or three coats, depending on how it looks, so if any rust begins under the paint in the future I'll be able to see it immediately.

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