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paint recommendations

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by Overlord, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Overlord

    Overlord

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    Anyone recommend a good paint for paint a PTO winch, along with the driveshafts, flarelead, etc.? I would use POR-15, but it fricken expensive. Plus I've heard it doesn't work so well non-rusty surfaces. The winch and other parts are rust free, bare metal.
     
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    Cat black.

    Works great, lasts a long time.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
  3. Overlord

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    [quote author=Poser link=board=14;threadid=12579;start=msg115537#msg115537 date=1078473065]
    Cat black.

    Works great, lasts a long time.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
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    Is that a brand? Did a google search and didn't come up with anything related to paint.

    Should I use a primer first? Does it really matter?
     
  4. dd113

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    For general use rustoleum gloss black hardhat is great. Trick is to clean and prep then prime the surface.Sand it then degrease it, I use NAPA Fill N Wash, then hit it with hard hat primer then top coat. The depot sells it. I think it is about the best rattle can you can get.

    Slightly more complicated but better is using an Acrylic Enamel auto paint. NAPA has a few cheap brands that work out to about $6 a qt. mixed. A spray quart will cover a lot of stuff. You need compressor, gun etc.... better quality overall and much harder when cured. Not hard to learn at all for smaller parts; full panels are a bigger problem.

    What you get for the PITA factor is a much deeper colour, much harder, will not react to most solvents and will last a long time.
    I have a ful spary set up and I still buy a bunch of hard hat gloss black :flipoff2: just cuz I am lazy
     
  5. Landpimp

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    I'll second Davids recomendation of Rustolem Industial Hardhat spray paint, the stuff drys very hard, I use it on my wheels and they have held up great for over a year.