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 Post subject: Re: painting pot metal
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:26 pm 
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Yes....but when it can be done its a beautiful finish....on aluminum I don't think it can be beat... I forgot about some of the deferent materials it would need to adhere to...your correct thanks Kim :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: painting pot metal
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:57 pm 
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My opinion upon gun finish coatings is if there is no Mil Spec number to it then its a cheap substitute. Use at your own risk.

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 Post subject: Re: painting pot metal
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Whitewolf: I think it might be a cultural thing here where lots of people in my area call just about any header paint ceramic and maybe one in a thousand actually have ceramic on their headers. I even used some stuff that the mfg called Ceramikote, but I don't believe there was any ceramic in it. Same with the bead/sand blast thing imo because few people I know use glass beads. I personally only use 80 Garnet, but generically we call it all sandblasting. Ironically few people here use actual sand for sandblasting because everyone is afraid of the dust. The few times I used glass bead it was too frustrating, too slow and it needs to be broken up to work right, then seems to quickly fail as it turns into dust (imo). I'm sure it has it's place, but I've found no use for it. Most people buy this nasty black stuff that's like 30 grit or worse. I forget what it's called now, just that it was way too course and I think too light, but it's been a long time since I used it.
I personally would paint the gun with epoxy automotive paint, after a nice "Garnet" blast ;)


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 Post subject: Re: painting pot metal
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Just slang mostly, keeping things short form and simple. I suppose.
Yes glass bead blasting takes time. As for dust recovery a shop vac attached to the booth removes that. I send the glass dust to a buddy. He mixes it with their soda in blast polishing bike parts at the Harley shop.
Have had epoxy automotive paint finishes before. Too suseptable to scratches IMHO. Looks good though.

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