The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Work those trucks!




Share what you're up to this summer!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
16 registered members (48bigtrucks, D B Cooper, 52Carl, baldeagle, 5 invisible), 300 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums47
Topics115,010
Posts912,529
Members42,077
Most Online940
Apr 5th, 2017
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Painting Galvanized steel #1060047
Sat Oct 04 2014 01:23 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 01:23 AM
D
Deve  Offline OP
Gas Pumper
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 3,541
Hesston, KS
So I want to paint the drawers I had the local HVAC company do. They use Galvanized mild steel. Galv is something I don't know much about. Its a coating, so I have had success welding it, but when it comes to Epoxy primer like DPLF, what is the correct procedure for prep? Thanks!


Deve

1950 Chevy 3100 Deluxe Cab
1950 Chevy 3100 Standard Cab
In the Stovebolt Gallery
The Think Tank
More info and tips at Deve's Technet
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060050
Sat Oct 04 2014 01:56 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 01:56 AM
F
Flxible  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,853
north of the 49th
best prep for galvanized is a vinegar wipe down .... hopefully you're using a respirator when welding that stuff, zinc is not lung friendly

Bill


"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060052
Sat Oct 04 2014 02:03 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 02:03 AM
D
DennisM  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 1,322
Newport, OR
If you want to use spendy PPG stuff, it would be DX579 metal cleaner followed by DX520 metal conditioner. Same as for regular steel but use an abrasive pad with the cleaner.

Dennis


40 Chevy 1/2 ton
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060057
Sat Oct 04 2014 02:08 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 02:08 AM
D
Deve  Offline OP
Gas Pumper
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 3,541
Hesston, KS
What about stuffing them in my blast cabinet and roughing it up a bit? All I have is DX330 metal prep. Any yes, I am very careful around galvanized. Thanks!


Deve

1950 Chevy 3100 Deluxe Cab
1950 Chevy 3100 Standard Cab
In the Stovebolt Gallery
The Think Tank
More info and tips at Deve's Technet
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060074
Sat Oct 04 2014 03:12 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 03:12 AM
P
Peter_H  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 305
Burlington, ON, Canada
There is a special primer designed specifically for use on galvanized. Anything else is not recommended. Since using it I have not had any failures.


1951 Chevy 3100 5-Window
"Howard"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060076
Sat Oct 04 2014 03:16 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 03:16 AM
tclederman  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,912
Jarvisburg, NC


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Painting Galvanized steel [Re: Deve] #1060104
Sat Oct 04 2014 04:49 AM
Sat Oct 04 2014 04:49 AM
J
Jim Sears  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,426
MA
You can yes any good etching primer on galvy or aluminum.

If it is a reasonable small job the rattle can stuff works just fine. Never had a failure. Rustoleum has it in their pro series.

For spray gun work any industrial Chromate will work for both and stainless as well.


Moderated by  Fourbrads, HandyAndy 

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1