THE INCESSANT WAR AGAINST RUST
Coastal living provides a variety of challenges. One of the worst is
the incessant war against rust.
The salt air disintegrates items right before your eyes. A grill lasts
a year and bicycles might dissolve in the middle of a ride around the
neighborhood. We have found few worthy weapons in our battle against
the pervasive rust. Before we could have the concrete floors poured,
rust was already coating the floor pans.
Thermal Solutions provided us with the perfect product to paint on the first
level of the dome, Metal Shield. Not only did it extinguish rusts rampage, it
silenced the reverberating echo so common in dome structures. We are
extremely impressed with how smoothly Metal-Shield paint is applied
and how effectively it works.
Hy-Tech Metal-Shield, is truly a space
age solution to the age-old problem of rust. This product has been
tested and has proved that it will prevent rust on an area subject to
the most severe weather conditions in excess of five years when
applied with a cured film thickness of 5 mils or more. By combining
the Hy-Tech Insulating Ceramic Microspheres with an industry standard setting anti-corrosion compound, a product
comparable to PVC, Teflon, Nylon, and Plexiglass is available for easy
application in paint form.
Metal-Shield is intended for use as a field applied maintenance
coating and does not require complete removal of rust or previously
applied lead based coatings on bridges and other steel surfaces.
Metal-Shield paint has been put to extremes tests by the:
- Department of the Army, Tank-Automotive
Approved for Type I Corrosion Protection
- Department of Transportation in Arkansas,
Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska -
Approved for use as a rust preventative on bridges and as a lead paint
- Ford Motor Company
Approved for application in automotive dealerships as supplemental
- Georgia Power and Light
Approved for use on transmission towers.
- US Air Force
Used as a rust resistant coating on mothballed airplanes to protect
- ARTCO, Marine Barge Line Division of ADM Corp
Used on barges to coat between the double hulls as a rust resistant
Metal-Shield is a single component resin that
actually displaces moisture and is highly corrosion resistant, even in
thousands of hours of salt fog. The corrosion protection is a result of
the bonding of the calcium sulfonate to the metal surface. This product
does not lift, stain, soften or degrade existing coatings and therefore,
can be used over the existing coating systems on bridges and other metal
surfaces. Metal-Shield remains pliable and flexible, without cracking or
Mark and Valerie Sigler
Energy Efficient Monolithic Dome Home