1992 – 2004

Remote Steel I-Beam Highway Bridge
Steep Creek Bridge September 2004
2014 photos (10 years later) have been added. (July 2014)

The I-beams on this remote bridge were so badly rusted
conventional preparation and coatings were out of the question.

Ship-2-Shore was chosen as the only alternate coating that could be used successfully in this situation.

Liquid Corrosion Control Systems
was contracted to do the work.

We first tried needle guns but most of the scale was so tightly adhere needle guns were ineffective. 10 pound smithy hammers banged off some of the looser scale but a lot of tight scale remaining.

The brown spots above are extra Ship-2-Shore.

We applied Ship-2-Shore "Industrial" to all the steel work right over the tightly adhered rust scale we had been unable to remove.

Six weeks later the Ministry of Transportation and Highways bridge inspector reported back and said "Ship-2-Shore application looks fine but we will have to put more on." I asked if we had missed some area, he said "No, the rust scale is starting to fall off!"... of course this takes the Ship-2-Shore off as well!

Above, the rusting has stopped.
The green hue is a reflection.

The bridge crew reapplied Ship-2-Shore as necessary.

This is Liquid Descaling in Action!
For more information contact us.

2014 Update...
Ten years later. All scale gone.
A couple of minor Ship-2-Shore touch-ups since 2004.
Scale gone, Rusting STOPPED!
100% Simple, Easy, Effective Rust Control.

 

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Museum Restoration
November 2003
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This is a rare original oil well pump at a museum in the U.S. It got rather damp and needed some extra protection to preserve it.

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Cleaned up by hand using a wire brush, Ship-2-Shore was the coating of choice to preserve it for future generations. Ship-2-Shore was applied using a brush straight out of the container.

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Note how the rain water beads up and has no detrimental effect on Ship-2-Shore.
If Ship-2-Shore ever needs a re-application just brush a little more on.
No preparation is required.

Also see page 20 of the German Anti Tank gun http://www.mckaylodge.com/pakrestore/PAGE_20.html

 

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1943 German 88mm PAK 43/41 Anti-Tank Gun
The complete restoration can be viewed here:
www.mckaylodge.com/pakrestore/PAGE_01.html
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Another successful restoration project is of a 1943 German 88mm PAK 43/41 Anti-Tank Gun For the U.S. Army Heritage Museum and Education Center in Carlisle Pennsylvania that was done in 2003 by Thomas Podnar, Robert Lodge, Curtis McCartney, and Mark Erdmann of McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. of Oberlin Ohio.

"...to protect the metal from further corrosion, a corrosion inhibiting clear coating was applied. The product used was Ship-2-Shore Industrial, a very effective and long lasting gel that dries to waxy clear film. A Canadian product, it has has an extensive and very successful performance history in the maritime industry protecting ship steel from salt water. Ship-2-Shore Industrial and the lower viscosity Ship-2-Shore PLID were used extensively in this restoration. The PLID product was used to penetrate all openings at moving parts and all points of wear to prevent corrosion from water entry when the gun is exhibited outdoors."

Source:
www.mckaylodge.com/pakrestore/PAGE_20.html
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SEE ALSO: http://cool-palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/2007/0629.html

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Computer Boards
July 2002

The Mushroom Composting Facility job is now in operation. Ship-2-Shore PLID is working well to prevent corrosion on computer boards in the loaders.

In this high "ammonia" environment, computer boards in the loaders were lasting about 6 months before corroding out at a cost of $3,000 each. This was getting expensive.

Since they started spraying the boards with PLID before putting them in service the problem has been virtually eliminated. One dollar invested returns $3,000 on saved computer boards

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The Problem of Valves
October 2002

We applied INDUSTRIAL to a couple of 966 loaders (including all the electrical connections) used on salt barges, and an excavator used to load potash.

Another use has surfaced: Ship-2-Shore for valves and piping in manholes that get flooded with water which contains salt and other corrosive substances, running off of city streets.

Here is an inexpensive and permanent cure to the problem of valves and hydraulic hose ends rusting when exposed to severe marine environments. Apply Ship-2-Shore INDUSTRIAL to the valves. Wrap them with a clear plastic wrap and secure with nylon ties. You can see the valves, so monitoring is easy and the Ship-2-Shore is enclosed, so it is permanent. You will experience no corrosion and you can still wash the area as often as necessary with no detrimental effect. It costs about $3.00 per valve and maybe 15 minutes of your time. This would also work for flange connections on large pipes on off-shore oil rigs.