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Default Best frame paint.

I've now got a collection of frame parts that need coating with some form of paint. Which is the best cleaner to use? and whats the best paint to use for a tough hard wearing coat?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:40 AM
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wash them in hot soapy water,shake off, swill them in white spirit,dry off. quick blow over with celulose primer then brush on a decent non drip gloss .jobs a good un.
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Hammerite used to be good but now seems not to cover properly.
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Hammerite used to be good but now seems not to cover properly.
I'm glad you said that I thought it was just me.
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we just used up some ancient end of tins from back of my paint cuppord, 10 year + old hammerite, went on nice and thick, appart from some new stuff that was thin and crap (went like orange peel, shoulda been smooth) Recently I've started using Blackfriar branded red oxide primer and gloss black, seems pretty good, fraction of hammerite prices and uses white spirit to thin so even cheaper again. Hammerite rustbuster paint is I'm convinced still an excellent product however.
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Hammerite used to be good but now seems not to cover properly.
Thats the issue I'm having... I want to steer clear of that crap!
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Oil based paints like blackfriars shouldn't have been messed about with appart from red oxide isn't what it used to be but cellulose paints have been messed abou to comply with eec bollox
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I guess for toughness you gotta go for blasting then plastic coating or stove enamelling....

P.S. If your going for black I use PJ1 Fast black engine paint. Use a hot air gun to heat the metal and spray it on then heat it up again to cure it and it lasts and looks pretty good for not a lot of money.

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P.S. If your going for black I use PJ1 Fast black engine paint. Use a hot air gun to heat the metal and spray it on then heat it up again to cure it and it lasts and looks pretty good for not a lot of money.
Now thats the sort of thing!!!
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b and q black bbq paint , two good coats and it'll last years
especially good for exhausts as well, used to swear by spherex vht but b and q is twice as good
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b and q black bbq paint , two good coats and it'll last years
especially good for exhausts as well, used to swear by spherex vht but b and q is twice as good
Must be gloss...
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laquer it !!
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KJ1 Is a laquer.
For cheap engine paint use blackboard paint. It works.
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Hammerite used to be good but now seems not to cover properly.
Hammerite has been thinned out and you now need to apply two coats to get the same results as one coat used to give when it was good stuff.
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A tip from a friend about BBQ paint is make sure you use the Zinc Primer before the black topcoat. It makes for a better finish and having seen his bike I have to agree.
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Machinery enamel.

Most commercial paint suppliers.

Quite cheap, designed to do the job, lots of colours.

Usually they can mix you the entire BS5800 colour range. Probably some RAL stuff too.

In theory, that means you could get powder coat to match...
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i think this may be the same as above but i've used 'chassis black' to do frames in the past, they use it on trucks alot....nice smooth gloss black finnish very close to factory...
also etch primer if your back to bare metal
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i think this may be the same as above but i've used 'chassis black' to do frames in the past, they use it on trucks alot....nice smooth gloss black finnish very close to factory...
also etch primer if your back to bare metal
Thanks I will give this a try, its all frame parts I'm doing and it comes in a tin. I would like to paint straight to bare metal but would like to etch the metal first.
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