painting galvanized steel

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by krautdog, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. krautdog

    krautdog Member

    I have a question that's not really RV related but I have noticed a wealth of experience on this site in the year or so I've been a member so here it is. I have to paint the inside of a galvanized cooler here at the brewery and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with painting galvanized steel, it has a lot of white flakey spots that I guess are oxidation of some sort, I'll have to clean these off but is there any special kind of primer or pain for galvanized steel?
  2. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: painting galvanized steel

    Is it painted now? You can wipe it down with vinegar to neutralize the galvanized finish.
  3. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: painting galvanized steel

    Well, I know that Chevrolet never figured out how to do it. I offer my old Astro Van's front deck below the windshield as proof of that inability to make paint stick to galvanized metal.

    And much longer before that (somewhere around 1975) I remember the same problem with an old Ford Pinto station wagon.
  4. campers4u

    campers4u New Member

    Re: painting galvanized steel

    Just use a electric buffer with rubbing compound and make it shine

Share This Page