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Priming the Steel for Weather Protection

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We have been asked questions about how well our stoves stand up to moisture, if they were to be kept outside in a greenhouse situation.

To answer this question, here is some information and pictures showing our method for combating moisture and rust problems.

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Before the primer goes on, our steel is given a lacquer bath to remove dirt and contaminants. Once dried, the stove is then coated with a 2-part silicone/zinc primer, made especially to be corrosion resistant.

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Our primer provides outstanding protection for metal surfaces operating at temps from 500°F (260°C) to 1000°F (538°C) but also offers superior protection from thermal shock throughout the temperature range.

 

The final prime coat is 2.0 mils thick and tough as nails. After drying for 24 hours, the stoves are sent  to the paint shop, to receive 2 coats of paint and one coat of clear coat for a complete and durable system of approximately 7 mils thick.