What can i use to seal my generator?

Discussion in 'Windtura Generators' started by fabieville, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. fabieville

    fabieville WindyNation Engineer

    I have a windblue 540 low wind generator with a set of 5 hyperspin blade that I bought from WindyNation.
    I bought the generator before they made them with the stainless steel shaft. So I was wondering if someone could please tell me what I can use to seal/varnish the motor from corrosion. I was thinking about using the green varnish that missouriwindandsolar sell but I saw a fine print on the site saying that it may cause birth and reproduction defects so I was wondering if there are any other products that can use that wont cause any health issues?

    Also in terms of corrosion is just the steel shaft on my turbine that I have to worry about only or corrosion will affect other parts inside too? Even thou the copper stator cant rust.
  2. BeachBum

    BeachBum WindyNation Engineer

    I feel your pain. I live at the beach on the Atlantic Ocean. My house is built on a sand dune. During bad weather the salt spray hits my back windows. I deal with rust every day. The best things I've found to use are CRC Marine Spray Lubricant for door locks and things I can get at easily and Rustoleum Paint Products. Their "Rusty Metal Primer" is especially good. Always clean the base metal a well as you can prior to painting. Also, please don't get the wrong idea, but WindyNation's PMA is a completely sealed Stainless & Aluminum PMA designed to inhibit the elements from intruding the unit. Consider it if you are unable to overcome the enviromental requirements in the area you live in. It is an outstanding power generator! Here's a link to the paint company (I don't work for them).
  3. fabieville

    fabieville WindyNation Engineer

    in regards to the issue of corrosion is just the shaft would get corroded in the windblue that i have because its not the stainless one or other parts would get corroded even thou the motor shell is aluminum and the stator is made of copper which wont rust?
    Also could i get the varnish to buy that windynation seal their generator with?
  4. BeachBum

    BeachBum WindyNation Engineer

    I don't believe they use varnish. The unit is has no opening to the outside air. The parts are machined so they fit tightly together, but I don't think they use anything like a varnish to inhibit rust. All the parts are stainless and aluminum. Your best bet would be to call them by phone, or email info@windynation.com
    Will the other guys sell you an upgraded stainless steel shaft?
  5. murray2paddles

    murray2paddles WindyNation Engineer

    I had a windblue with shaft exposed for over one year and never had an issue with rust.
    If you are that concerned just grease it when mounting or just give it light spray of metal paint

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