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PG51

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02-02-2013 09:21 AM

Does anyone have pros or cons about the type of paint used for restoring old woodworking machines, such as planers and joiners?

Thyanks.


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DouginVa

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 10:17 AM

I’ve used appliance paint on handplanes before. I think it’s sold as a “epoxy spray paint”. I’m not sure how many colors or sheens they come in, I just used a glass black for my handplane, but they look great once dry. I’m going to watch this post because I have a re-furbished jointer that needs a little rust from the cast iron body removed and re-painted.

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 01:19 PM

I to used the appliance epoxy on the band saw in my pic

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 01:33 PM

Rustoleum rattle cans seem to be very popular. I have used them in some of my restorations. Now that I am set up to spray I have switched to Sherwin Williams direct to metal industrial paint. It sprays well from my cheapo Husky HVLP gun. The SW has a lot higher solids and will produce a very nice smooth finish. It will take a long time to dry as it is an oil base. In order to help speed up the drying process I have gone to adding some Japan Drier to the mix.
Rustoleum smoke gray rattle can on the bandsaw

SW direct metal on the Oliver

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 02:32 PM

I use Rustoleum spray, usually light machinery grey. Used the Bronze once on a Sears drill press of their Power Bronze era. Only thing hard to do with cans is broad flat panels as you’ll see lap marks.

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 02:41 PM

I was not in the Navy but any of you guys that were will certainly recognize that “Battleship Gray” on the Oliver tablesaw :-)

”If it dont move, paint it. If it moves, Salute it!”

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 03:12 PM

+1 for Rustoleum rattle can. Easy to get, not expensive, works well, and is convenient to apply.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 03:33 PM

Medic, that table saw is a beautiful machine if ever I saw one.

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 03:55 PM

1956-7 Powermatic 60 8” jointer

Original gray :

After Krylon Primer and Ivory (Gloss) rattle cans :

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mtenterprises

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 06:25 PM

Years ago I used to work in the largest machine shop in western New York, Chisolm Ryder, they had their own paint shop which did baked enamal. It worked like this; clean the parts of all oils with thinner, hang the parts on a hook on a conveyr chain or set on a flat conveyor and spray them with enamal paint made at the Rowe Paint factory down the road. As the convoyer ran along the parts passed by an area of heat lamps that caused the paint to harden in a short time thus baked enmal, a very durable finish indoors or out. That was most likely what most of these old machines have on them. Today we have many much better paints to choose from. I have often thought if I could afford it I would use some of the newer automotive paints to jazz up the color of the old machinery, lots of great colors to choose from.
MIKE

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#10 posted 02-04-2013 01:34 AM

Medic, what color did use use on the attachments such as the radial handle?Nice job indeed.
Mike

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#11 posted 02-04-2013 01:36 AM

Dusty, I sure would not have thought you used rattle cans. Looks like you used a spray gun.

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#12 posted 02-04-2013 01:49 AM

Two part epoxy paint finish would be my recommendation, but two part epoxy primer to start with.

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#13 posted 02-04-2013 02:45 AM

PG51 , thank you very much : ) I’ll have to give credit to the excellent paint and their awesome spray nozzle.
$3.67 at WalMart in my neck of the woods .

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#14 posted 02-04-2013 04:37 AM

Medic, what color did use use on the attachments such as the radial handle?Nice job indeed.
Mike”

I am not sure what handles you are referring to. If it is the hand wheel on the front of the Oliver the center is gloss black and the outer rim is plain steel that was polished

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#15 posted 05-15-2013 10:22 PM

ManishS
What does your link have to do with Old Woodworking Machines ? Looks more like FREE advertising from here.

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