On Oct 8, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
My question now is, how common was the use of "galvanizing paint" vsTim,
As I indicated in my original reply, the roof Viking roof sheets were
made of galvanized 16 ga. steel. In looking at hundreds of bills of
materials from AC&F and Pullman, it's evident that the use of
galvanized roof paint on a galvanized roof was an uncommon practice.
Unpainted galvanized roofs were much more common.
Interestingly, Viking roofs used on CNW box cars (CNW 72000-72998 even
and 73000-74398 even) built by AC&F one year earlier in 1942 were
painted the same color as the sides and ends.