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So my galvanized steel bass pans came today and I read that I need to paint them with rustoleum and cure them for 2 weeks.....which kind of rustoleum and how do I "cure" them?
 

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You are looking for an enamel based paint that does not contain zinc, lead, or chromate, and is advertised to bond with metal. Bonus points if it's labeled low/no VOC, non toxic, or child safe. I think the Rust-Oleum enamel paint is called Stops Rust protective enamel. It comes in as a spray or in a can - it's down to preference.


- Sand the pans with a fairly coarse grade sandpaper or wire brush, outside with a mask/glasses on.
- Scrub with soap and water, and rinse clean. Dry well.
- Prime, if desired - I'm not sure about the toxicity of enamel primers, you'd have to do a bit more searching.
- Paint, applying in thin layers and allowing time to dry in between coats. Take your time with this step.
- Vent outside or in an area with good airflow for at least a week to allow to gas off. Wash once more before placing in cage.
 

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I shall be doing this process in my dad's heated garage (fits like 6 cars, bigger than the house) because we've had negative Temps and lots of precipitation lately thanks for the info jaguar!
 
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