Rot oxid primer

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kajakmand
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Rot oxid primer

Post by kajakmand » 03 Jun 2021 14:48

Hello.

I am interested in the use of this anti rust primer. It seems to have been in general use after assembly but before painting of the complete vehicle. According to pictures I have seen In some instances engine rooms were just left in this color.

Now my question is: When did this practise (priming) begin and what sort of vehicles were treated in this way ? (only AFVs ? or other vehicles too ?)

:idea:

Kind regards

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Hans1906
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Re: Rot oxid primer

Post by Hans1906 » 05 Jun 2021 16:43

In the german language a "Rote Rostschutzfarbe" was, and ist still called "Mennige", still known from my childhood years,
the cheapest stuff, used on almost everything back then...

Mennige https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mennige

Also I remember the german designation "Bleivergiftung". https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleivergiftung 8O

As little boys, we were told, never to come to "close" to this paint...
Nowadays illegal here in Germany, not sure about this?


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Re: Rot oxid primer

Post by wwilson » 08 Jun 2021 09:36

Hans,

Your wikipedia link led to a page with multiple definitions. After looking a bit, I think the term in English is "red lead":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead%28II%2CIV%29_oxide

Seems to match -- an anti-rust primer and considered toxic.

Cheers

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Re: Rot oxid primer

Post by Hans1906 » 08 Jun 2021 11:51

wwilson,

you are right, "Rote Bleimennige" was a typical anti-rust protection paint.
"Historischen Kanonen, frisch gestrichen mit Rostschutz, Mennige, Eisenoxid, Castillo de Los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos des Morro"
Please see the attached photo, source: alamy


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