Originally Posted by butcher_boy
Sorry don't really want to post another question about flooring when I already have this post going....
I am looking at rust proofing my floor. The steel looks to be galvanized but there are some spots of rust. Rustoleum products will not do well on Galvanized metal. (due to the oils in the metal that prevent the rust) I am looking at just a few spots maybe along the cracks(seams) and corners and where it meets the walls. So I am looking at doing a spray can style of rustoleum that is made for galvanized metals. My question is should I still sand the first layer of galvanized metal down past the oil prevention layer so the paint will stay better?
and is there any other thing I should do before I install my flooring. I will be using 1/8th diamond plate in the first 8 feet of the back of the bus and the rest will be the vinly sheeting (free floating).
Rustoleum makes a self-etching primer that adheres pretty well to galvanized metal; problem is it's only available in rattle cans and I think a floor would take a lot of cans. SEM self-etching primer is even better and is available in liquid form, although it's more expensive.
It's funny, the butcher shop in the town I grew up in was named "Butcher Boy" and they actually had a big neon sign in the window that said "You Can't Beat Our Meat". The shop was owned by an old man and his four sons and that had always been the place's slogan. When I asked about the sign his sons said "shh, we don't want to bother dad with that" and laughed - I think they were actually behind the sign.
Long gone now, of course. I can't even remember the last time I saw a standalone butcher shop anywhere.