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    Default Corroding Iron railing

    Hi All,
    The iron railing leading up to the front door is corroding. This is a 70s style unit. What are peoples experience, recommendation ?
    1. Sand down, prime and paint
    2. Remove and replace .. but with what
    3. Leave as is... tenants don't care anyway ?

    If you have done 1 or 2 can you please let me know who or what you did.
    Thanks,
    REM

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    Get it taken off and taken to a hot dip galvanising place. A builder did this for us at our home. It was a very long rail, so they cut it into 4 to 5m long sections, welded on tongue join bits, hot dipped it and brought it back, bolted it together.

    Sounds horrible but worked really well. and looked very good. That was 6 years ago and the rail still looks fine, no corrosion showing.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Davo36, sounds good but expensive ? do you still remember the guy who did it ?

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    It cost us $1500 but that was for heaps of it, probably 20 to 30 metres. A local builder took it to an engineering outfit.

    The builder is no longer around and I don't know which engineering place it was, but any of them should be able to do it.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    If it's too far gone you can remove it and replace it with a new timber railing.
    Hopefully the steps are solid enough to bolt a new railing to.
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

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    Do you guys think it makes a difference to potential tenants of a 2 bedroom unit ?

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    All you need to do is go over it with a wire brush and apply rust converter. This converts the rust into an inert form and it acts a a primer, so you can go ahead and finish it with enamel spray paint. Easy.

    Brent

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    Actually I can think of another way to go if the rust is not too bad you can sand/wire brush and spray with zinc-it, this is a good way to go if you like a galvanised finish as you won't need to paint afterwards.

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    Rockran,

    If the railing is not corroded to the point where you can break it by hand, then you can just prep and paint/spray to get a decent finish on it.

    If you lean on the railing and the railing gives away, then you need to replace it as it is now a hazard.

    Prep and paint/spray to tenant your unit.

    Only replace/upgrade the railing if you are planning to sell.

    The tenant doesn't care about the outside, they only care about the inside of the unit.

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    Cool thanks for that


 

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