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Rust proofing plant supports using Tremclad.

Postby Durgan » Jun 02, 2010 8:33 pm

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CIYRX 2 June 2010 Rust proofing plant supports using Tremclad.

Periodically rebar and other metal plant supports are painted to reduce rusting. The supports are placed on a plastic sheet on a sunny day and brush painted using Tremclad paint. Any shade of green is ideal. The paint dries in about an hour. The rods are basically rolled over until the paint covers completely, using a brush. These spiral plant supports were also wiped longitudinally with paint while wearing rubber gloves. On rebar and other spirals, it has been found that the paint lasts for several years. These unpainted, six foot spirals were purchased in a dollar store.
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Re: Rust proofing plant supports using Tremclad.

Postby agedgardener2 » Jun 04, 2010 7:36 pm

Sounds like a lot of work.JOY
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Re: Rust proofing plant supports using Tremclad.

Postby Durgan » Jun 04, 2010 9:07 pm

agedgardener2 wrote:Sounds like a lot of work.JOY


Well it inhibits rust. I did some more twists today, but devised a new method. I bought a soft pair of baby socks while in the dollar store, and using rubber gloves simply dipped the sock in the paint can and swiped the rods full length. The operation only took a few minutes, since tremclad dries quickly.
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