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kmerian

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:06 PM

Auditors have recently pointed out that we are forming rust on the pallet racks in our freezer, we are a small operation, and can't really afford to shut down a freezer, bring up the temperature, repaint, and then cool back down.  Is there an alternative?  Like a paint that can be applied in near 0 temperatures, or are we just going to have to bite the bullet?



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:45 PM

Would it be possible to remove small sections of the racking, remove the rust and repaint it outside the freezer?


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 02:20 PM

You may want to give some more details about how the racks are installed and what type. I believe Setanta's approach would be the best option.  Racks are usually modular systems that can be purchased piece-meal. A 108x36x96 section new can run about $250-$300. Assemble and install the temp rack, remove and paint the old, rinse and repeat. It may take several days to complete but at least you won't have to deal with the logistics of down-time or dealing with public cold storage.

 

Here is an excellent paint btw:  http://steel-it.com/


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

You may want to give some more details about how the racks are installed and what type. I believe Setanta's approach would be the best option.  Racks are usually modular systems that can be purchased piece-meal. A 108x36x96 section new can run about $250-$300. Assemble and install the temp rack, remove and paint the old, rinse and repeat. It may take several days to complete but at least you won't have to deal with the logistics of down-time or dealing with public cold storage.

 

Here is an excellent paint btw:  http://steel-it.com

well, i think it is better to be rinsed first prior to be painted. several light rust can be eliminated just by brushing+teepol



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 12:05 PM

The racks are drive-in racks with tear drop supports, I'll try to upload some pictures later.






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