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How to apply DTM paint while at sea

February 02, 2016

Waterbased DTM paint is perfect for application while at sea. But it can be tricky to apply given the rapidly changing conditions.  Here are some practical tips on how to apply DTM at sea:  If its raining -- obviously wet paint will wash right off ​a ​surface in the rain. The key thing to know is how long do you have to wait following rain. You'll need to wait at least 24 hours for surfaces to dry and in particularly muggy circumstances even longer.  On a windy day -- While it's tempting to try spraying​ paint the same direction as wind is blowing for faster application, it generally will only create a huge mess and waste product. If you have to spray in windy...

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How do you stop rust from taking over metal?

October 21, 2015

Rust occurs when the iron oxide in metal reacts with oxygen and water or air moisture. This "chemical oxidation" comes in varying degrees of rust damage identified as surface rust, scale formation and deep pits. While rust corrosion is fairly common and can be troublesome, it can also be dealt with. The first signs of surface rust are the appearance of a reddish-brown or reddish-yellow discoloration on iron or metal. As corrosion continues to the scale formation stage, it will soon form a layer of rust that starts to flake off. With enough time, rust will begin to form deep pits and degrade any iron mass which can be particularly damaging and costly. Ultimately if untreated, this deep pits stage...

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