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I need the name of a good primer and paint that is ideal for sealing a metal object so I can keep it underwater and it won't rust.

p.s. this is item will be in POOL water.
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 05:11:26 PM »
I need the name of a good primer and paint that is ideal for sealing a metal object so I can keep it underwater and it won't rust.

What kind of metal? Salt water or fresh?

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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 05:59:34 PM »
chlorinated freshwater, don't know the kind of metal

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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 06:44:54 PM »
Go to a boat repair shop and ask for antifouling bottom paint.Val Zpar makes it in different colors.It will protect from all types of water.

Here's a list some are pool specific.
http://stores.ebay.com/The-Pool-and-Marine-Paint-Store_W0QQgclidZCIWy7Q5fKfnQ5AQ51CFR0RnQ51odlDfhBQ51QQtZkm
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 08:58:10 PM »
Go to a boat repair shop and ask for antifouling bottom paint.Val Zpar makes it in different colors.It will protect from all types of water.

Here's a list some are pool specific.
http://stores.ebay.com/The-Pool-and-Marine-Paint-Store_W0QQgclidZCIWy7Q5fKfnQ5AQ51CFR0RnQ51odlDfhBQ51QQtZkm

that stuff looks expensive, also do they make it in a spray can?

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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 09:42:15 PM »
For a second there, I thought you wanted to paint the object UNDER  water. :dunno_white:

Hmm.  Dunno if you can do that...   :laugh:
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008, 01:57:04 AM »
Go to a boat repair shop and ask for antifouling bottom paint.Val Zpar makes it in different colors.It will protect from all types of water.

Here's a list some are pool specific.
http://stores.ebay.com/The-Pool-and-Marine-Paint-Store_W0QQgclidZCIWy7Q5fKfnQ5AQ51CFR0RnQ51odlDfhBQ51QQtZkm

that stuff looks expensive, also do they make it in a spray can?

No spray cans.It rolls or brushes on,and smooths out as it dries.I've used antifouling bottom paint on boats that go into sea and fresh water.It takes about 4 to 6 years for it to wear thin and need a recoat.
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 11:31:22 AM »
try pettit easypoxy find it at boating stores
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 06:39:45 AM »
DO NOT use antifouling to protect underwater metal. That paint is designed to go over the normal hull paint and keeps barnacles and weed from growing. It is POROUS and is designed to gradually wear off to keep fresh poisons near the surface. It will put TOXIC chemicals in your pool!
Sorry for all the caps, but I own a yacht and know a bit about this, and you don't need antifoul, just a good quality epoxy paint over a well prepared surface.
Cheers, David.

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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 09:42:35 AM »
DO NOT use antifouling to protect underwater metal. That paint is designed to go over the normal hull paint and keeps barnacles and weed from growing. It is POROUS and is designed to gradually wear off to keep fresh poisons near the surface. It will put TOXIC chemicals in your pool!
Sorry for all the caps, but I own a yacht and know a bit about this, and you don't need antifoul, just a good quality epoxy paint over a well prepared surface.
Cheers, David.


was just going to say that
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 12:22:06 PM »
DO NOT use antifouling to protect underwater metal. That paint is designed to go over the normal hull paint and keeps barnacles and weed from growing. It is POROUS and is designed to gradually wear off to keep fresh poisons near the surface. It will put TOXIC chemicals in your pool!
Sorry for all the caps, but I own a yacht and know a bit about this, and you don't need antifoul, just a good quality epoxy paint over a well prepared surface.
Cheers, David.



Glad you brought that up.I didn't even think of that.I knew it but just didn't think it thru.I been having major brain farts lately.I may need to go to the Doc.I haven't been feeling well or thinking right.Maybe stress or colesterol.
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 06:34:47 AM »
I would go with powder coating.  :thumb:
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Re: Need good paint to seal/prevent rust for metal object UNDERWATER
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008, 08:48:12 AM »
DO NOT use antifouling to protect underwater metal. That paint is designed to go over the normal hull paint and keeps barnacles and weed from growing. It is POROUS and is designed to gradually wear off to keep fresh poisons near the surface. It will put TOXIC chemicals in your pool!
Sorry for all the caps, but I own a yacht and know a bit about this, and you don't need antifoul, just a good quality epoxy paint over a well prepared surface.
Cheers, David.


was just going to say that

Wow thanks for the advice. Kinda disturbing that two people recommended it.