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Rust Prevention for Mega Pole?

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What type of paint or other treatments do you use on the black pipe used for mega tree poles to keep them from rusting?

-Pat

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Instead of black pipe, I suggest you buy galvanized pipe (usually located right next to the black pipe). It costs a little more, but you might spend that on paint.

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This year I hot glued a thin piece of plastic on the inside of the hook head which spared stripping paint of the pole while it went up the first time.

Now lets hope it works for the second, third and however many times up and down it takes until I get my strobes straightened out.

If you can keep the pole from being scraped keep plenty of paint on it.

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Where did you get the thin plastic from and can you share a picture?

This year I hot glued a thin piece of plastic on the inside of the hook head which spared stripping paint of the pole while it went up the first time.

Now lets hope it works for the second, third and however many times up and down it takes until I get my strobes straightened out.

If you can keep the pole from being scraped keep plenty of paint on it.

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What type of paint or other treatments do you use on the black pipe used for mega tree poles to keep them from rusting?

-Pat

I use a plastic pole. It don't rust.

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I used the black iron pipe for my mega tree. I sanded it down and then used Rustoleum primer and paint. I put three coats of paint on the pipe and then three coats of white paint on it. It has been in use for 7 years and is still in very good shape. All I had to do was touch up the spots that got nicked and it was as good as new. It stores outside unprotected year around.

Anthony

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