Steel Primers, Paints, and Other Coatings

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A load of steel being readied for shipping that is painted per a high performance coating system specification.
Cleaning SSPC-SP10 with 1.0 to 3.0 mils surface profile
Primer Coat – Zinc Rich Epoxy 3.0 to 5.0 mils dry film thickness
Intermediate Coat – High Solids Epoxy Coating 6.0 mils dry film thickness
Top Coat – Gloss Acrylic Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat 4.0 mils dry film thickness
Shipping precautions – Plastic foam padding on dunnage timbers and nylon strap tie-downs

prime only

A load of steel ready for shipment that is painted per a simple coating system specification
Cleaning SSPC-SP2 with mill rolling surface profile
Primer – Alkyd Enamel 2.0 to 3.0 mils dry film thickness
Shipping precautions – none
The primer was not applied to faying surfaces at field bolted connections per the specification

galvanizing beams

Structural shapes in the process of hot-dipped galvanizing