for Refinishing of Corrosion Areas on Durafirm Stands
Remove all loose paint, blisters, and corrosion
by scraping, wire brushing, sanding &/or sandblasting;
Protect hinges, tracks and fulcrum parts from damage by
these methods. Get down to clean shiny aluminum where the
corrosion has occurred.
Apply 2 coats of chromic acid** to areas
of bare aluminum. (Find chromic acid** at stores selling
paint for metal).
Factory direct “Buff Color” touch-up polyurethane
paint is available from our Springboards and More. You can
also use any good quality metal paint (with its primer)
for this application.
Suggestions for Refinish of the Entire
If you are removing
the stand from the pool deck and spray painting it:
Do not disassemble the ladder assembly; try
to handle it as one unit.
parts except for the tracks; cover the tracks with double
layer of masking tape.
Use only a light sandblast to clean and roughen
the surface of the existing paint. Where the original paint
still adheres there is no need to remove it.
Use chromic acid** (as above) on areas of
exposed and its primer.
Use good quality automotive paint and its
primer. Consult an Auto-body paint shop.
If your State considers Chromic Acid a hazardous material
and therefore, you are not able to purchase it, try using
Zinc Chromate instead.