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Tinware, paint / powder coat advice?

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by mr happy, May 10, 2018.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Original factory paint is an acrylic modified enamel. Any thing will go over it if it is sound and properly degreased and sanded.
    If it has acrylic lacquer over the factory paint this can also be over coated with anything as long as prepared as prev and is itself sound with proper adhesion to the factory paint.
    Sand and treat light rust with phosphoric acid then rinse with a damp cloth as per instructions.
    It must be non sticky when dry.
    If any unreacted acid remains it will inhibit the reaction of the epoxy and it will not cure.
    Such means full removal of epoxy and reprep.

    Basically epoxy is a good choice as it has good adhesion and as long as a good build ( about 60 micron min )is totally waterproof.
    ie 2 or 3 sprayed coats or same by brush.
    Once cured and sanded with 180 or coarser to give a key it can be bogged over.
    This is better than bogging over straight metal unless the metal is new and sanded to provide a key.

    The epoxy gets full hardness in a week so best to have another fresh coat when applying colour of any type.
    ie prime again then topcoat within a couple of days.
     
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  2. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    Did a degrease on tinware, then a septone paint stripper, then a phos acid wash, next will be the Vht paint. Phos acid is awesome on the rust!
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Ensure you rinse the acid off well and dry parts quickly. Metho helps.
    Should have a dry zinc look. No sticky bits.
    Light scuff with scourer and wipe off loose powder.
    Can use wax n grease remover or spirit wipe if necessary
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    What he said^^^^

    And yes, any trace of the acid remaining, will stop the next coat adhering...(from experience).:(
     
  5. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    What's the T piece on top of the stack?
     
  6. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    Its the air inlet to the top of the carbies,
    Mr h
     
  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting plumbing?
     
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  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it part of the Donaldson air air filter pipe work.
     
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  9. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    To be honest Alfie was a basket case when i bought him and stripped back to a shell hence I'm sort of working out which piece is which as i go along!!! Just so happens the Tee piece in question had 2 rubber elbows that fit directly over the twin carbies and the PO had marked them up,

    Mr h
     
  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Enjoy the jigsaw puzzle.
     
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  11. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Powder coated tin:
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  12. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    Have tried vht anodised red, came out pretty good, not perfect but pretty good
    Mr h
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  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Matches the engine stand pretty well
     
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  14. Searl'e

    Searl'e Member

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    Hi mr
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    Just had my tinware Sandblasted & powdercoated, came up a treat cost $120 all up wort every cent.
    Cheerz
    Searl'e
     
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  15. mr happy

    mr happy Active Member

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    $120, pretty good

    Mr h
     

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