I've spent 70 quid on new bits for this oil immersed welder I bought a whil
e ago and it's now back in top condition electro-mechanically speaking. But
the outside casing has been badly neglected and most of the original paint
Anyway, I've splashed out on some Hammerite (hammer finish type) in dark gr
een to maintain the original colour and was wondering the best way to apply
it for an even finish. I've no access to sprayguns so I thought about usin
g a small foam roller for the purpose. Would that do the trick or has anyon
e a better suggestion?
On 04/08/2013 16:00, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Getting it clean & grease free is key.
get Hammerite well stirred - much more than normal paint .... apply with
a 2-3" brush, and apply thickly, after about 2-3 mins you can go over
lightly with brush to smooth out ... then don't be tempted to do that
again later as it will drag.
Wr4ap brush in cling film to stop it going off.
Once touch dry, put on second coat ... if you leave it longer you have
to wait a couple of weeks before putting on 2nd coat.
Throw brush away.
On Monday, 5 August 2013 10:08:40 UTC+2, Rick Hughes wrote:
while ago and it's now back in top condition electro-mechanically speaking.
But the outside casing has been badly neglected and most of the original p
aint is gone.
k green to maintain the original colour and was wondering the best way to a
pply it for an even finish. I've no access to sprayguns so I thought about
using a small foam roller for the purpose. Would that do the trick or has a
nyone a better suggestion?
I've got some Gunk for degreasing purposes. Will that be sufficient by itse
lf or do I need to go over it again afterwards with meths or something?
On Mon, 5 Aug 2013 03:31:16 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
See previous post, Hammerite has changed. Read the instructions on
the tin. Wire brush and remove dust with damp cloth is what I
remember for my hinges but they didn't have any oil/grease on them so
there maybe a degrease requirement that I didn't pay any attention
On Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:08:40 +0100, Rick Hughes wrote:
Those are "old" instructions. Just used some "new" hammerite, albeit
smooth not hammered, and the instructions on the tin said minimal
stiring, recoat in four hours (touch was about an hour maybe less)
and nothing about having to wait weeks if you miss the recoat timing.
It's certainly bung a good amount on, brush out and leave. If you go
back and "fiddle" it will drag. It's a bit like the "one coat" gloss
paints, a balance between enough to self level but not so uch it
Cling film while still required then chuck is still correct. B-)
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