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    Default Preserving a steel spreader

    I have a tph spreader that I use mainly to spread sand/salt on my drive. the inside needs a coat of paint and I was wondering if the paint on bed liner product would be a good alternative to preserve the steel. or is there something better?
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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    Do a search on POR-15, good stuff

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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    thanks
    POR-15 has to be top coated as per the web site. I was looking for something more durable that could take the scratching of the sand/salt and protect the metal.
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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    If you do the roll on bed liner do not get it from Wal-mart ... Will not stick!!

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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    I have a tph spreader that I use mainly to spread sand/salt on my drive. the inside needs a coat of paint and I was wondering if the paint on bed liner product would be a good alternative to preserve the steel. or is there something better?
    We have a steel spreader at my hunt club that was donated because it was froze up from rust. Plus, the pan that the 4 scoop blades bolted to was eat up with rust. I managed to get it apart and replace the round plate with a nice piece of 3/16" thick round aluminum, rebolted the blades back to it, and got it back together. I didn't bother to repaint it though, the hopper wasn't in that bad of shape. Whenever we use it to spread out fertilizer now, we always rub down the hopper and the blades with some diesel fuel. We also put some used motor oil on the slotted plate at the bottom of the hopper where the product drops out of the bottom. So far, it's been worth the effort cause it works great. I think you just need to find something that will neutralize the corrosive affect of the salt, and treat it with that after every use.
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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    Keep it painted.

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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    Yes I want to keep it painted the question is would the bed liner paint work better than regular paint to prevent the damage from the sand and salt or is there something better on the market.
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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    I second the POR15.
    Then top coat with the bed liner for durability. The top coat on the POR I believe is due to its UV issues not durability. POR will fade in the sun after only a few days of exposure.

    The POR will stop all the active rust and is quite durable by itself but will also provided a great clean surface for the bedliner material to adhear to. The bed liner alone may allow the rust to continue under it and blister.

    If the spreader was new factory paint the bedliner should be fine alone but since the metal is rusted, even if you sand blast it I believe your results will be better with the combination of the two.
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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    Good job Mundy. POR-15 topped with Herculiner would be the ultimate.

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    Default Re: Preserving a steel spreader

    There are lots of paints that are much much much better than POR.

    Industrial IMRON 3.5 HG from Dupont over a primer of Corlar 2.8 PR will be there long after any trace of por is gone. I have that combination on a backhoe bucket and it is TOUGH.

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