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I have stripped years of paint (down to the metal) from the

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I have stripped years of paint (down to the metal) from the front of my indoor circuit panel cover. Do I need to put on a new coat before I reattach it to the box or can I leave it bare. There is still the original grey paint (mostly on the back (inside the box) side. It is thick steel I believe original equipment from a large condo built in 1967.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Rico Soma replied 12 months ago.

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You should paint it. Bare metal will eventually rust. So painting it is the best way to prevent corrosion.

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