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Thread: Diving board rust

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    Apr 2013
    Ellicott City, MD

    Diving board rust

    The base of my inherited diving board is, well, brown. I found some spray on rust remover and was simply going to scrape all the old paint off, spray on that rust remover and repaint? Does anyone see any issues or have any advice? This is my first year owning a pool. We bought the house in October.


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    30,000 gallons, IG, plaster, Hayward S-240 Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump (unsure of speed)
    Built circa 1980.

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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Diving board rust

    Welcome to TFP

    The short answer is to remove the rusted areas by sanding and then apply either an epoxy paint or Herculiner. Here is a post that goes into more details: Rust on diving board base: how to remove & prevent?
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