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Mast Finishes

Will-Burt offers a variety of finishes for aluminum and composite masts. These advanced finishes are designed to prolong the life of the mast and reduce maintenance. They have been field proven around the world from the high temperatures and dust conditions of the harshest desert regions to the constant rain and salt exposure of the coasts. Custom finishes and colors can also be created to meet specific program requirements.

Black anodize finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2 specifications

Mast Finishes

Will-Burt offers a variety of finishes for aluminum and composite masts. These advanced finishes are designed to prolong the life of the mast and reduce maintenance. They have been field proven around the world from the high temperatures and dust conditions of the harshest desert regions to the constant rain and salt exposure of the coasts. Custom finishes and colors can also be created to meet specific program requirements.

Mast Finish Description
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Will-Burt Part Number SuffixFinish SpecificationFED-STD-595
No Finish AppliedNot ApplicableNOFINot ApplicableN/A
Clear AnodizeClear anodize is the standard commercial finish option for aluminum masts. It creates a hardened surface that protects the mast from dust, dirt and precipitation. Clear anodize finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.AN01Clear anodize is the standard commercial finish option for aluminum masts. It creates a hardened surface that protects the mast from dust, dirt and precipitation. Clear anodize finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 1.N/A
Black AnodizeBlack anodize is an economical color option that provides the same level of protection as the standard commercial clear anodize aluminum mast finish and meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.AN02Black anodize is an economical color option that provides the same level of protection as the standard commercial clear anodize aluminum mast finish and meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.N/A
HardcoatClear anodize is the standard commercial finish option for aluminum masts. It creates a hardened surface that protects the mast from dust, dirt and precipitation. Clear anodize finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.AN03Standard on pneumatic military mast models, Clear Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces resulting in a charcoal gray color. Telescoping masts with this abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 1.N/A
Hardcoat with PTFE (Telfon®)1Clear anodize is the standard commercial finish option for aluminum masts. It creates a hardened surface that protects the mast from dust, dirt and precipitation. Clear anodize finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.AN04Standard on pneumatic military mast models, Clear Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces resulting in a charcoal gray color. Telescoping masts with this abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 1.
Available with permanent PTFE (Teflon®) lubricant in the finish which provides a permanent lubricant, reducing seal wear and need for routine maintenance.
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Black HardcoatStandard on pneumatic military mast models, Black Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces and impregnating permanent Teflon® lubricant and black dye. Telescoping masts with this lubricated, abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. The Teflon in the finish provides a permanent lubricant reducing seal wear and need for routine maintenance. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2. Masts with Black Hardcoat will meet the salt fog requirement of MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4 for marine environments.AN05Standard on pneumatic military mast models, Black Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces with black dye. Telescoping masts with this abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2. Masts with Black Hardcoat will meet the salt fog requirement of MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4 for marine environments.N/A
Black Hardcoat with PTFE (Telfon®)Standard on pneumatic military mast models, Black Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces and impregnating permanent Teflon® lubricant and black dye. Telescoping masts with this lubricated, abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. The Teflon in the finish provides a permanent lubricant reducing seal wear and need for routine maintenance. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2. Masts with Black Hardcoat will meet the salt fog requirement of MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4 for marine environments.AN06Standard on pneumatic military mast models, Black Hardcoat mast finish is a highly technical process of hard anodizing aluminum surfaces with black dye. Telescoping masts with this abrasion resistant finish will have increased durability and corrosion protection for extreme environmental conditions and will have extended life expectancy. This process has been tested worldwide under all environmental conditions for pneumatic and QEAM masts in military applications. This finish meets MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2. Masts with Black Hardcoat will meet the salt fog requirement of MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4 for marine environments.
Available with permanent PTFE (Teflon®) lubricant in the finish which provides a permanent lubricant, reducing seal wear and need for routine maintenance.
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MIL BronzeMIL Bronze is a two-step anodized finish dyed in a bronze color to fit with desert sand finishes on aluminum masts. This bronze finish gives increased durability and corrosion resistance from extreme environmental conditions including marine applications. MIL Bronze finish is a hard anodized finish with Teflon® impregnation and meets MIL-A-8625, Type II, Class 2.AN07MIL Bronze is a two-step anodized finish dyed in a bronze color to fit with desert sand finishes on aluminum masts. It creates a hardened surface that protects the mast from dust, dirt and precipitation. MIL Bronze finish is an anodized finish and meets MIL-A-8625, Type II w/Electrolytic color (two step process)N/A
Black Anodize w/ Electrolytic ColorAN08Black anodize is an economical color option that provides the same level of protection as the standard commercial clear anodize aluminum mast finish and meets MIL-A-8625, Type II with Electrolytic Color, a two step process.N/A
CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) Desert TanAlso available in Desert Tan CARC or Paint finishes: color number 33446 per FED STD-595.PA01Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Tan finishes color numbers MIL-DTL 64159 color #33446 per FED STD-595.Color #33446
Polane® (Polyurethane Enamel Low Gloss Coating) Desert TanAlso available in Desert Tan CARC or Paint finishes: color number 33446 per FED STD-595.PA02Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Tan finish 3Polane® Color #33446 per FED-STD-595.Color #33446
CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) Desert SandCARC or Paint – Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Sand finishes color number 30372 per FED STD-595.PA03Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Sand finish MIL-DTL-64159 Color #30372 per FED-STD-595.Color #30372
Polane® (Polyurethane Enamel Low Gloss Coating) Desert SandCARC or Paint – Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Sand finishes color number 30372 per FED STD-595.PA04Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts in Desert Sand finish 3Polane® Color #30372 per FED-STD-595.Color #30372
CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) Camo GreenCARC or Paint Camo Green meets MIL-C-53039. Camo Green color number is 34094 per FED-STD-595.PA05Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Camo Green meets MIL-DTL-64159. Camo Green color number is 34094 per FED-STD-595.Color #34094
Polane® (Polyurethane Enamel Low Gloss Coating) Camo GreenCARC or Paint Camo Green meets MIL-C-53039. Camo Green color number is 34094 per FED-STD-595.PA06Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Camo Green 3Polane® Color #34094 per FED-STD-595. Color #34094
CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) Untinted WhiteCARC or Paint – Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Untinted White meets MIL-C-53039. Untinted White color number is 17925 per FED-STD-595.PA07Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Untinted White meets MIL-DTL-64159 Color #17925 per FED-STD-595.Color #17925
Polane® (Polyurethane Enamel Low Gloss Coating) Untinted WhiteCARC or Paint – Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Untinted White meets MIL-C-53039. Untinted White color number is 17925 per FED-STD-595.PA08Composite Masts and Base Tube of Aluminum Masts CARC Untinted White meets 3Polane® Color #17925 per FED-STD-595. Color #17925
Powder Coat Paint BlackPA09Powder Blackstone II Semigloss CAT 1E1952H
WB Paint Item Number 107643
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Powder Coat Paint GrayPowder Coat Aluminum Gray Color per RAL9007 PA10Powder Coat Aluminum Gray Color per RAL9007
WB Paint Item Number 108625
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1 Also known as “Lukon”. Teflon® is a registered trademark of the DuPont Company.
2 The latest revision of the Military or other Specification applies.
3Polane® is a registered trademark of the Sherwin-Williams Company. Follow manufacture’s recommended process for proper part preparation and paint application.
4Powercron® is a registered trademark of PPG.