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Repairing chassis galvanising

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Hi, would appreciate your view on the rear chassis rail, presume this is the galvanising coming off, good news is that the steelwork looks of underneath. So thinking this is body off to confirm extent and then recoating using a zinc based paint (or is there a better option?).

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Terry

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I dont think a zinc based paint would be anywhere so good as hot dip zinc galvanising. If you only need to repair a small area a paint might well be good enough. The hot dip zinc galvanising is a rough old process. Usually used for pig troughs and gates, that said it usually an extremely tough coating much tougher than a paint.

 

I used to have some plates at work hot dip galvanised by a company called http://www.wedge-galv.co.uk/and it was awful. Course as hell with lumps and glumps and all kinds of shit all stuck in it. We moved over to electro zinc plate which is much finer....but not so good at standing up to the elements.

 

 

Buddsy

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For my new chassis I got it bead blasted too remove the oil and old galvanising, then had it hot zinc sprayed and powder coated. £300!

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That sounds brilliant, I'll have to get details from you Mikeech

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Sounds better that the original!

 

Buddsy

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I dont think a zinc based paint would be anywhere so good as hot dip zinc galvanising. If you only need to repair a small area a paint might well be good enough. The hot dip zinc galvanising is a rough old process. Usually used for pig troughs and gates, that said it usually an extremely tough coating much tougher than a paint.

 

I used to have some plates at work hot dip galvanised by a company called http://www.wedge-galv.co.uk/and it was awful. Course as hell with lumps and glumps and all kinds of shit all stuck in it. We moved over to electro zinc plate which is much finer....but not so good at standing up to the elements.

 

 

Buddsy

 

Surprised at that. We regularly get pipework/steelwork galvanised at the refinery and it all comes back very neat.

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