brenton.roy wrote:John, I'd like to post something constructive - but I'm having too much fun at your expense.
What do you plan to do?
He could plant it and see if it grows.
Well. I came to right place for tea and sympathy
I looked up tekaloid and phoned them up - it only comes in shiny gloss although they do a mix for the BS381/298/ (british olive drab for ww2). Further searching turned up similar enamels, same colour but in matt and satin - ordered some satin as it's a bit more forgiving with a brush and cleaning.
Plan is to rough the surface with some wet/dry (by hand) and then to brush paint the small bits and see how it goes. If it works well, then I will brush paint the frame. If not, then I will get some sheets down in the basement and spray it on.
The powdercoat has a zinc base on it and by light sanding and applying the enamel - then i should end up with something that looks right and is hardwearing.