Re: Structural Steel Loads – Colors?

Brian Rochon



While I don’t know if the practice dates back to the timeframe that you model, the US Navy has been using pre-construction primer on steel plate since at least 1980.


Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Structural Steel Loads – Colors?


Structural Steel Loads – Colors?

I’ve seen models of structural steel loads that were painted, usually what appeared to be flat black but sometimes other colors.

Did various steel mills paint the structural steel products or were they usually left unpainted when shipped?


Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


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