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Does anyone have the contact information for the Powder coating business in Cholla Bay. I have it but it is in RP so not doing me any good right now.TIA
That's for sure, the wind and sand are trouble. In Phx, I repaint my house exterior every 8-10 years, my place in Cholla every 3 years.I have wooded driveway gates and doors and they need to be sanded completly down and new spar urthene twice a year. Talk about labor intensive. If the sand blows hard it completely strips the varnish and the process has to be done again except this time you have to sand to lower the grains that the "sand blasting of the sand" did. If something would last three years I would be happy.
I would think that the rust is causing a bonding issue now with the concrete. I know from metal work and welding that rust contaminates what you're welding and creates bonding issues later... That's why I mentioned that once you get a nick or chip or pinhole whatever in the top coat, powder or paint the metal is now susceptible to rust. Mild steel especially which is your rod iron too. Just one little nick or chip in the paint is enough for the moisture to get in. Once that happens it's over from there. Moisture is metal cancer and rust will literally start to eat at the metal from the inside.That's for sure, the wind and sand are trouble. In Phx, I repaint my house exterior every 8-10 years, my place in Cholla every 3 years.
In Cholla if you look at the concrete power poles close to the water
on the upper 1/3 of them (south east side of them) the concrete has been eroded away from the wind, sand and humidity.
They look like cacti with their ribs exposed, I'm waiting for them to come down.
You show CFE electric workers and they shrug when looking at the poles.