CRANE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
PAINT FINISH PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
The paint finish on Auto Crane products can become damaged during normal use when chipped, scratched, exposed to harsh chemicals, cleaned with high pressure washers, etc. During periods when the truck is exposed to salt or other corrosive chemicals, Auto Crane products should be washed weekly. The paint finish should be inspected when washed or at least monthly. Any exposed bare metal or visible rust should be repaired immediately. Damaged paint on cranes should be repaired by:
Sanding the damaged areas to bare metal.
Solvent cleaning the sanded areas to remove sanding residue. Wipe dry with a clean cloth to remove any remaining residue.
Priming the sanded areas to a minimum of a 2 mil dry film thickness per the primer manufacturer’s instructions. The primer must be com- patible with Sherwin Williams’ E2W932 epoxy primer.
Applying a 2 mil dry film thickness top coat paint per the manufac- turer’s instructions within 24 hours of applying the primer. The top coat paint must be compatible with Sherwin Williams’ E2W932 epoxy primer and Sherwin Williams’ Genesis polyurethane top coat paint. The final primer and top coat should have approximately a 4 mil dry film thickness.