new slurry tanker - painted inside?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by DGC1, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. DGC1

    DGC1 Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    who's bought a new tanker in the last couple of years that's been painted inside?
    or are they all bare steel? (unless galv)
     
  2. Spear

    Spear Member

    Location:
    Chulmleigh
    Can’t see them painting them. Slurry would remove it in no time.
     
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  3. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Two hispec ones here both painted inside but we spec them like that
     
  4. miniconnect

    miniconnect Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    Bare steel hi spec last year here, painted inside diy, never ever doing that again....
     
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  5. Cowabunga

    Cowabunga Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion,Wales
    Just keep it sealed when its empty and the slurry left in a pool at the bottom will eat all the oxygen up, leaving very little to oxidise, rust, the bare metal.
     
  6. DGC1

    DGC1 Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    should be ok if done properly
    most of the allu industrial tankers can be bought with paint or resin finish inside and some of the stuff that they move is far worse than slurry.
     
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  7. davedb

    davedb Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    My new hispec wasn’t painted I just clean it out as it’s the sediment that gets in the bottom of them that rots them
     
  8. wdah/him

    wdah/him Member

    Location:
    tyrone
    if I ever have the chance to buy a new tanker I would spec the outlet to be at the bottom of the tank, not the back door. have patched a few tankers and all rot at the bottom and up the centre line as the outlet isn't the lowest point.

    our own tanker here is galvanised though
     
  9. ridger

    ridger Member

    What age would they be when they 5ust through? Have a 1988 star 1500 here and when it's washed it's paintwork looks better than the 2009 redrock
     
  10. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Star had an oven to bake the paint on, the Redrock was probably painted outside in the snow
     
  11. wdah/him

    wdah/him Member

    Location:
    tyrone
    done two stars and one abbey, rebarreled a 725 star, was nothing left to patch. don't know age, think the abbey was mid ninty, possibly early ninety. don't know what age the stars were, outside both looked good but inside it had rotted out
     
  12. Cowabunga

    Cowabunga Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion,Wales
    Lots and lots of Star tankers imploded around here years ago. They were best sellers by a mile for a few years until they disappeared. Hi-Spec took over market leadership for a while after, but these days lots of other brands are competing rather well and it’s difficult to judge which is best or which is the best selling.

    No idea which, if any, are painted inside. Years ago i did paint the inside of both a Fosse and a blue tanker which brand escapes me just now. It made zeros difference as far as I could tell and would not bother again.

    Edit
    Malgar. It was a 1600 gallon Malgar.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018 at 4:59 PM
  13. I’ve 2 star 1300s the one that’s had the topfill used by a previous owner has lost some paint but the other one would look like new if I washed it
     
  14. hutch123

    hutch123 Member

    Have you painted with a 2 pack paint in an enclosed space?
    Not good for the health!
     
  15. Cowabunga

    Cowabunga Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion,Wales
    It's not available any more, but I used tar based stuff called Presomet from Thomas Ness, Caerphilly. Long gone with the demise of coal mining. Excellent stuff in its day. Just naming it here brings back its smell as if I had used it this afternoon.
     

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