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I was talking to a h.o. today after setting steal and i was asked 'Why is the metal red?' i honestly didnt have an answer so why is structural steel always red?
 

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I was talking to a h.o. today after setting steal and i was asked 'Why is the metal red?' i honestly didnt have an answer so why is structural steel always red?
Because it is painted with Red Oxide primer.

I am doing a building remodel that had green primer on the steel, the guy doing my stairs said it is an old style primer that was banned due to being bad for the environment, but it worked real good.
 
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