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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby alan.moore » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:26 pm

John,
I sprayed it using a spray gun. Thinned the paint down with their own thinners but you can use white spirit. However the Rustoleum does take ages to go touch dry and up to a week to fully go hard. It also produces quite a bit of overspray. It works for me but may not be for everyone.

You can brush paint it neat which may be OK for the frame and wheel.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby TonyBaxter » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:44 pm

GuyWalton wrote:oh deer , or dear , i'd either hang a set of red antlers on it and live with it

John Deere?? :lol:

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby GuyWalton » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:08 am

TonyBaxter wrote:

John Deere?? :lol

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby GuyWalton » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 am

Joking aside . admin . you have got to change it . it has to be the worst colour you could have it .
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby PeterW » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:03 pm

I've seen adverts in immediately post-war mags for reconditioned WNGs offered in "polychromatic blue" - sadly with a line drawing rather than a photo. I'd guess there were quite a few sold but I've never seen one in real life (has anyone?) as its an obvious thing to restore WNGs to wartime spec.
Personally I'd love to see one :¬)

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Mark Nazer » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:01 pm

That’s very, erm?, green....
I’m a newly converted fan of hand brushing using Tecaloid paint; brush on and the brush marks disappear. Better finish than powder coat any day.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby nevhunter » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:55 pm

No overspray or sand coming out of the frame either.Usually there's brushmarks but If you can manage them and the runs, good oh. Don't put too much paint on. It just makes the chips deeper. Nev

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:24 am

Mark Nazer wrote:...I’m a newly converted fan of hand brushing using Tecaloid paint


Which type, Mark - and how long does it take to dry?

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Mark Nazer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:11 pm

Simon, I’m currently out and about but will take a look tomorrow. It drys enough to be rubbed back after 7 days, but is nicely touch dry in 2 - 3.
I use a Purdy brush and apply in a warmish environment. I can honestly say that i haven’t been left with any brushmarks. The only issue so far has been runs, but that is my fault for over-applying.
I’m currently doing a sidecar chassis and fittings, but am so impressed that I shall be re-doing a Panther chassis and tinware that’s had been powder coated.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby paul.jameson » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 pm

SAND blast it, then slap the desert camoflage paint on with a 4 inch paintbrush, rough as you like.

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