Knowing some of the replies to this query are old now, nonetheless they made for
interesting reading but did nothing to help solve the initial question. Have
installed a radiator cover before but going to install another one but will
probably give this one a coat of paint so looking for best method being as the
grille will be patterned. Someone suggested that they thought the covers looked
ugly! You're kidding! Compared to an ugly looking metal radiator , don't think
there's much imagination there! I'm looking at this from a female point of view
so please no sexist remarks, no matter how funny you think might be. So in the
end the answers weren't of any help so probably go
a for a ready painted one 😁 __________
There are plenty of radiators out there that look a lot better than the
standard radiator. Some of them aren't even that much more expensive, e.g.:
Yes, I can see that, and is something I mean to do for a couple of rads
- but just the shelf.
Ah OK, I can see why a properly designed one might. Just to my eye, the
exhaust on this type of thing looks to be restricted:
On Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:44:04 UTC+1, Eileen HARLOW wrote:
Whatever replies you refer to don't exist for the rest of us.
Spraying avoids brush marks, but of course the spray gets everywhere. A rol
ler also avoids brush marks, but tends to spray fine splatter. Or brush it.
Or... whatever you like.
Not having seen the old post and obviously not seen any pictures. Some of
those vents covered by a mesh used to be quite good at accepting car spray
paint, the cellulose kind that makes you get high!
I did this on an old valve amplifier cover over ten years ago where the old
paint was going patchy and blotchy. a quick degrease and a gentle wash and
sprayed it on. Mind you do it outside wearing old clothes!
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replying to Eileen HARLOW, Iggy wrote:
I've had no problems with regular Enamel Spray Paints (semi or high-gloss)
lasting perfectly for decades on the Metal hat or shelf radiator toppers nor the
full enclosure metal grills and radiators themselves. On the wood cabinet full
enclosure types with side shelves or cabinets, rolled-on run of the mill latex
primer and paint (semi-gloss) has survived for 20-years so far with no signs of
failure anywhere. Has stood up to many vacuum bumps, flower pot leaks, candle
spills and scrubbings.
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