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Painting a Conex Box

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by birdogs, May 27, 2012.

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  1. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    We have a Conex Box (shipping container) on our hunting property in which we store numerous items. It is in serious need of painting. We were thinking of using Rustoleum but just heard about a product called "XO-Rust. Any suggestions? What about prep?
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

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    Are you going to paint over rust?

    If so, you need a paint that will chemically stop the existing rust. POR-15 is made for that.

    It ain't cheap, so depending on your budget either just use it on the rusty areas or if you have the funds use it as primer on the whole container.

    You'll need to prep the container with a pressure washer and then use something like a drill and wire cup brush to knock off as much loose rust scale as possible. Then after the POR-15 treatment, paint with a good enamel outdoor paint. You can also use Rustoleum at the top coat paint.

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    If you have the container sandblasted to bare metal, Rodda has several Barrier products that work very well as anti-rust metal primers. However, they will NOT convert existing rust, and they are a primer, so you'll need a finish coat. Having said that, I sandblasted and primed some equipment with Barrier II in the late 1980s, with no top coat, and it took 20 years of constant exposure for any rust to appear, and even then it was slight. This product works well and is cost effective ON BARE RUST FREE METAL.
     
  3. John Galt

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    You could use rusty metal primer made by Rustoleum and others, then paint with the paint of your choice. This works well for rusty pipe corrals, pipe fence posts, etc, so should also work for your conex.
     
  4. birdogs

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    ps What have you used on the tops (roofs) to keep them sound?
     
  6. John Galt

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    google "mobile home metal roof paint" and you will find plenty of ideas for paints and treatements that claim to keep metal roofs cool and deaden sound. If any sound good, you could always go to a mobile home dealer or mobile home supply company to get some or even get advice. Also Loews and Home Depot carry this kind of item.
     
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