Paint recommendation for a daily user

Discussion in 'Forum Test Area' started by MIAAMELIA, May 17, 2022.

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  1. MIAAMELIA

    MIAAMELIA QRZ Member

    I needed to disassemble my snowblower to fix a seized drive cable and as I dug deeper into the machine I encountered a few more issues. The result is that I have the chute and housing off as well as the impeller and augers. I know we paint it late in the year but I cannot help thinking that I should put a coat of paint on the rusty/bare parts.

    This won't be a full restoration and sandblasting isn't an option. I've used a wire brush and flap disk in my grinder to clean up some of the rust. It is a 20yr old honda; there is pitting and my rust cleanup isn't perfect. The previous owner damaged the bottom of the housing (typical shoeless Honda) and I'll likely repair/weld it next summer. Nevertheless, I'd like a paint that will hold up to typical use. Any recommendations?
     
  2. AD5HQ

    AD5HQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Adhesion has a lot to do with durability. Removing loose rust and cleaning with a good evaporating solvent will give you the best results. You might want to rough up any paint you'll be overspraying with 220 sand paper. I'd use rustolium primer for rusty metal and top with your favorite rustolium color. Give each coat about 15min to flash dry before the next coat. Remember less is more. Don't be tempted to over apply on the first coat. 2 or 3 coats should do it.
     
  3. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Rustoleum primer/paint has gotten really good lately. I think they've made some magical chemical discoveries of late.
     
  4. MIAAMELIA

    MIAAMELIA QRZ Member

    Just finished building a wall to close in my HT! Now looking for some paint suggestions. I want to do the ceiling in a dark color, probably black, but don't need it to be a black hole, just really flat to reduce reflections, as I have 12-foot ceilings and the top of the projector screen is about 4 feet down from the ceiling, so there's not a whole lot of light going up to the ceiling, but some. I was thinking about a flat ceiling paint tinted in black. Any other suggestions or thoughts? As for the side walls, I was thinking about a dark grey or dark brown paint with a low LRV but one that can be cleaned as I have small children. Any suggestions for the side walls?
     

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