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Old 09-07-2016, 02:21 PM
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Hey guys!
I've just got the MVP Black Hole Pro and I was planning on just leaving it outside all year long (I live in New Hampshire, plenty of snow). I see it's zinc plated (I think) I'm wondering if I should oil/coat/put a BBQ cover on the basket/bring it inside/etc.?
Ideally I just want to leave it outside all the time. I'd be OK if it in 5 years there was a little rust on it, but I don't want it to fall apart. I'm find with spraying some kind of protectant on it once and a while as well.

What are your guys thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 09-07-2016, 02:38 PM
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Everything on the approved list is showing as "painted steel". As long as the paint is intact, you shouldn't have to worry about it. If it chips though, you probably want to repaint as it's exposed. I have witnessed first hand with my Ching Chainmaster how quickly a non-galvanized/painted steel basket can rust so I would say that you will want to do some periodic spot checks and repair any rust you see immediately.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:34 PM
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Hm! Good call out. Maybe I'll just toss a BBQ cover over it when not in use, can't hurt right?
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:19 AM
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won't condensation get in there tho?

I was kind of surprised to hear that this basket is not designed for longevity while outdoors... think you just have to spot check and paint as Tbird is saying
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:19 AM
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FWIW most practice baskets are no different. Many of which cost even cost more $.

You basically have to pay 2x the price of a an MVP pro for course baskets if leaving outside is desired.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:38 AM
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Mine have rusted at weird joints I didn't expect to rust and din't prep. Lack of care and consideration on my part, not cleaning off properly after events. Chains and all painted parts have been fine, it's some of the spot weld areas that have started to go.
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Clear enamel works great. I use it on metal furniture/lights/decorations for listings or landscapes etc.

Id think a small little can would go a long way with foam brush touching up welds.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:15 AM
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ok thanks, good call, now just need to get my lazy a55 into gear to do it!
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:19 AM
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FWIW most practice baskets are no different. Many of which cost even cost more $.

You basically have to pay 2x the price of a an MVP pro for course baskets if leaving outside is desired.
Agreed. But that's what suprised me the most from my cheap modified InStep basket. I had that basket for almost 5yrs and would leave it outside all summer, only bringing it inside for winter. And that basket was completely rust free when I sold it earlier this summer.

We'll see if the MVP holds up as well. If not, no worries as I didn't expect the InStep to handle the elements that well. If/when my MVP starts to show it's age, I plan on upgrading to a course quality basket and be done with it.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:41 AM
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so why is this called a Pro basket if it's just a practice basket? Not saying I'm not ignorant of the MVP line-up, but the "Pro" got me thinking it was meant for a course... or practice if you'd like.
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