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No. The rust is inconsequential and those pipes will likely outlive the gas meter equipment itself. The reason that the rust is at the threads is because the threads are not painted well on purpose; it prevents a good seal when they're putting the gas meter together. Depending on your gas company's policies, painting the gas meter could be a violation of ...


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Is the garage door made out of steel? Here is a good article on repainting rusty steel: I think the key is to prep by washing the area and then removing as much rust as possible by scraping and then using a wire brush (or even sanding). Prime the area with Rustoleum. The topcoat should be high quality latex exterior paint.


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DA01 is correct about direct contact with concrete to a point. If the steel and concrete are above ground grade and the concrete is beveled enough for any water to run off or not collect around the pipe, then serious rusting will take a very long time. As far as rust proofing the steel pipe, clean the metal very well. Sand off any paint or other materials. ...


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Given the direct flame exposure, and that the flames are actually quite a bit hotter than BBQ paint is rated for (1950C for natural gas, 2392C for propane) I'd suggest sticking to clean, coat with vegetable oil (wipe on a thin layer) and bake. This makes a pretty good finish, and does not involve anything that's not going to happen in normal food preparation ...


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Yes you can paint them with high heat BBQ grill paint. You can find this paint at any hardware store, walmart or lowes etc. It is rated for 1400 degrees normally. Be aware, however, that the surface in contact with your pans will wear off fairly quickly. I personally would paint the grates, then burnish the paint off where it makes contact with the pans so ...


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The finish shown is a type of paint - "Hammerite" is either the name, or the brand name of the most popular/first version. It's presumably on mild steel. However, any automotive paint should work (think about it) - and COULD be cheap if you have a cooperative paint shop and you don't care what color it is (ie, they can spray some excess when they spray ...


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If it's in direct contact of the concrete, note that you may eventually have issues there (as concrete can easily wick up ground moisture).


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ReRack from Performix (same people that make Plasti-Dip) is specially made for repairing dishwasher racks. It has decent reviews on Amazon.com.


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Bondo is good for filling dents or depressions, and will probably do fine for completely filling small holes of this size. Epoxy putty is also a choice, often found in the US with either plumbing or car repair supplies. JB Weld is one common brand name; it has metal powder mixed in it so it dries very hard and durable.


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Normally gym equipment is powder-coated. in your picture, they have used an electrostatic powder coating process and finished with a sort of hammertone finish.. IMO- your options are as follows: Stainless steel is the best metal in terms of durability. it will never rust, however, its more expensive and is slightly harder to drill/bend. I would recommend ...


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The original galvanizing of the fence was in a bath of molten tin (hot dip galvanizing). Since this is not practical for the old fence, there are cold galvanizing compounds. They are zinc rich paints. They will not stop rust that has broken through the original coating. Rust must be removed, then coat the bare steel. The aerosol versions would be ...


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Exactly how you would in a car. Get rust out, bondo, prime, paint. Just painting the areas well to keep the moisture out will help a lot although not a long-term fix. Could also just replace that piece of metal or add another piece on top of it.


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This question was answered before with a good solution shown at this posting: How can I repair a rusting dishwasher tray?


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If you lay concrete, ensure that the concrete laid with the high point against the post. this will ensure that water pooling does not happen around the metal pole.. you will still get rust, this is one way to prevent to a degree.



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