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    Default Refinishing of Steel Tanks (sandblast / repaint)

    Is there an operation in North Florida that will sandblast flaky paint and rust, then refinish them? I have a set of 108s that is pretty rough and need some TLC.
    The insides are spotless.

    Wayne had a guy....but hes apparently no longer around for the job. (referenced in historical threads on here).


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    I'm sure Hydro Dave knows of someone.

    http://www.advancedhydrotest.com/

    Wrong person can lead to a failed hydro or vip, but I'm sure you're aware.


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    Just avoid the temptation to spray them with bed liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patpicos View Post
    I have a set of 108s that is pretty rough and need some TLC.
    The insides are spotless.

    Grrrrrrrrr....

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    BEFORE & AFTER......3 LP steels

    Steps.......
    I cleaned/rebuilt all valve insides-seats, bursts, o-rings, etc.
    Dustless cold water soda blast rusted outsides to bare metal.
    Too many Zinc primer recoats w/multiple sandings.
    Automotive 2 part epoxy gray paint, long cure time.
    Automotive 2 part epoxy clear coat, long cure time .
    Hydros, tumbles, vips, 36% fills.
    40hrs of self labor (sanding & re-primer sucks).
    $500 in just materials &services.
    Rushed it and clear had runs, not cured for 7 days so defects too.

    Would I do it again? NO WAY.

    This seemed so easy, but it's a 1000 paper cuts in reality.
    It's more cost effective to buy new tanks to use for
    15 more yrs and get new-born hydro's.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnoly View Post
    $500 in just materials &services...
    ...Would I do it again? NO WAY...
    ...It's more cost effective to buy new tanks to use for
    15 more yrs and get new-born hydro's.
    I would have to agree. FWIW, tanks get dinged in transport, and in the cave, get over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnoly View Post
    $500 in just materials & services.
    You could buy several like-new galvanized cylinders for that...

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