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Old 25-03-2013, 20:44   #1
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boy did I pick a good one!

This is my girl, after scraping, grinding, pressure washing, solvent wiping and now painting out our water tanks!

keeper or what?? !!!!
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Old 25-03-2013, 20:47   #2
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Re: boy did I pick a good one!

You should stop looking down on her. Yes she is a keeper, unless she takes off with someone who will help her rather than watch and take pictures of her.

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Old 25-03-2013, 20:52   #3
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yep, I know... but in reality I was outside grinding the hull for most of the day. We both worked like dogs for a good long while. I only came in to see how she was doing and make sure she wasn't trapped! couldn't stay in for more than a few seconds because I left my respirator outside! that Amerlock 2 is brutally noxious stuff in a small space... but hopefully it does the trick on the tank.
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:17   #4
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What are you using to paint the water tanks?
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:30   #5
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Re: boy did I pick a good one!

She is definitely a keeper! I had one like that once, she pitched in like that just prior to leaving me! Be aware!
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Old 27-03-2013, 10:43   #6
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What are you using to paint the water tanks?
lead based paints from china last longer.....jk

really, tell us, i have a tank project that i am researching right now....atom voyages (i think that is the name) has a project outlined on his website and im in information gathering mode...would love to know what you are using
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What are you using to paint the water tanks?



Amerlock 2 VOC compliant epoxy



Not a bad choice for steel tanks.
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Old 27-03-2013, 12:24   #8
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Minaret caught it - Amerlock 2, available from PPG. It's touted as an NSF-certified, industrial tank coating. I've used truckloads of Ameron products - mostly the 235 and 240 epoxies, but also the high build primers and Amershield linear polyurethanes. i can't say enough about their products. This was on wood, fiberglass and steel.

Amerlock 2 is a 1:1 mix (easy), and has good coverage. it allegedly has a built in "rust converter" (that's the surface tolerant part) that does what most of the other rust converter type products do - converts the oxides to inert magnetite. It is the standard coating used by the Canadian Military and the Canadian Coast Guard/Dept of Fisheries on their tanks; and I've heard great reports on it's longevity from industrial users too.

Like all coatings, the magic is really in the prep, but the word is that this stuff really works well in sub-optimal application situations - like rusty water tanks.

Ask me in a few years and I'll tell you how it worked out!

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You should stop looking down on her. Yes she is a keeper, unless she takes off with someone who will help her rather than watch and take pictures of her.

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...double that...I would treat her to dinner every night she worked like that.
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Hey Ben, have you got the boat home yet?
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I want one!
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Keep showing her pictures of tropical islands and telling her it just a matter of time :-)
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She is a good one! My wife loves working on the boat as well. You know you have a good one when your working on the head system and she's still comes back the next day.
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