by Linc York, Induron Coatings Sales Representative for MO, KS, IO & IL
The Olathe, Kansas 4.5 MG water tank was first brought to my attention about 4 years ago. The tank sits in Black Bob Park in Olathe and some of the younger generation enjoyed pelting it with rocks. The original coating system did not begin with a zinc-rich primer so when the rocks fractured the epoxy/urethane coating it began to corrode and subsequently undercut. The urethane finish coat was also chalked and dull. The city of Olathe was concerned about the corrosion and the appearance of the tank since many of their rate payers frequented the park.
There were several discussions about overcoating versus recoating with the latter option eventually prevailing. There were also several discussion about whether to select a urethane or fluorourethane finish. The owner opted for the fluorourethane because they were convinced that it was their best return on investment. The spec was written to include Induron along with S-W, PPG and Tnemec.
Leher Painting Enterprises from Mayflower, Arkansas was awarded the project. Their owner, Jason Leher, contacted us and asked for samples of our DF67,6700 and Perma-Gloss for him to evaluate. As they say, the rest is history. The owner and the painting contractor are happy with the quality of Induron products.