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    Paint steel walls during install?

    So I'm probably nuts but my background is aviation and I'm used to seeing metal Zinc Chromated. Plus having uncoated metal where it could contact water (in the case of leaks) seems like a bad idea. I didn't want polymer walls because I was concerned about the long term durabilty of plastic (maybe completely unfounded). We're stalled on the pool right now and I'm VERY tempted to buy some cans of cold galvanizing spray paint and coat the walls. Bad idea? Good idea? Talk me off the ledge?
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    Re: Paint steel walls during install?

    Sounds like you are putting together a kit. Does the manufacturer suggest painting? I don't know that I have heard of that as an option.
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    Re: Paint steel walls during install?

    I haven't seen anything from the manufacturer that suggests painting but I was just thinking a painted surface resists corrosion better. I don't know, maybe I'm nuts. Maybe it would void the warranty or have some other disastrous consequences. I just tend to over-do things and it seems like this would be an easy thing to do that would fall in the "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" but maybe not. That's why I wanted feedback.
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    Re: Paint steel walls during install?

    Blue skies I am thinking the same as you. My kit is on its way and was wanting to add some more protection. I was even thinking truck bed liner.

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    Re: Paint steel walls during install?

    check out "por 15"
    doesn't go well on new surfaces without primer though
    use it a lot in car hobby
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