Three coats of paint that do not adhere to metal. Three. My 14 year-old car has three coats of paint (base coat, pearl coat, and top coat), AND it's not that thick AND has survived the elements. Three thick layers of paint ADD to the width of the metal, thus the parts do not glide easily. Of course, if there weren't so many globs of paint adding to the width/height, the pieces would glide easily.
I was accused of keeping these out in my landscape in standing water.
Nope, these parts don't move not because of RUST, but because of sub-standard painting. And don't play that "offered powder coating". Because I wasn't. REDACTED said that he doesn't powder coat anymore because it's too expensive. Shouldn't that have been my decision?
In any case, I'm not willing to invest any more money into these. I am not willing to strip the paint and re-paint or powder coat. $75.
I am really disappointed in these channel weaves. Not only is ALL the paint chipping off, I struggled for over 30 minutes this morning trying to get the channel part to budge. I tried silicone lubricant. I tried hammer. I cannot get this to budge.
These weaves look ghetto because I re-painted the parts where the paint is chipped, and does not appear to be bonded to the metal. They are unusable, and I'd like to return them, either for an unpainted set or a full refund.
If they set out in the weather and in the irrigation that is what happens, I am not responsible for your abuse of your equipment, you did not request powder coat paint which would cost another $100.
Use Break Free on the bolts and inside the slides, once they lock up from rust and neglect it will have to set 24 hrs to free up. I have to do the same thing for mine.
And if they are powder coated and abused they will also rust, just a few months slower
They do not sit in the irrigation. Why am I responsible for paint globs? That's why the channels don't move. The paint had been peeling ever since I brought them home and in my garage. I complained then. You should stand by your work. That's the worst paint job I've ever seen.
If you want them repainted I will but only one time. I use the best quality rust preventive paint I can find.Repainting will only help if the paint is stripped. Another layer and these are stationary weaves. And why is this so thick?
I'd prefer to have the paint stripped to bare metal, and I will either take them to be powder coated near my home, or I will paint them myself.To which I received no response, thus, these need to stop taking up valuable space on my block wall fence.