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Old 11-03-2008, 18:12   #16
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Saw some deck paint for boats by Rustolem (what ever) at Lowes
...umm... I confess I just replaced a plywood battery shelf with pressure-treated ply and I used that gray porch paint from Lowes....

Looks great on a non-essential piece of ply below the sole..

guess I'm destined for the Previous Owner thread...
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Some of those "green" strippers are pretty darn harsh on paint. I wouldn't risk it. The stripper may just break down the paint enough to cause a problem later on. But the stripper could at least make it easier to get down to a base that is then sandable at least.
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...umm... I confess I just replaced a plywood battery shelf with pressure-treated ply and I used that gray porch paint from Lowes....
Looks great on a non-essential piece of ply below the sole..
guess I'm destined for the Previous Owner thread...
Pressure-Treated & painted plywood should be just fine, in a non-critical application, as long as the edges aren't exposed to standing (or very frequent splashing) water.
For "extra" longevity, I'd have epoxy-sealed the plywood (double-coat edges), prior to painting.

Of course, should a hundred pounds (whatever) of battery get “loose”, this application will suddenly go “critical”.
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