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Post  tractor mike on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 10:14 am

hi everybody can somebody advise on where would the best place to get heat proof paint for the smoke box and chimley from please

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Post  lynnr on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 10:33 am

Hi

I use B&Q Pastikot satin stove paint. Appears to work quite well.

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Post  tractor mike on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 10:35 am

ok lynn thats great, well done on the engine it looks good

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Post  mikero on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 3:56 pm

I used satin barbeque paint, never had any problems.

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 11:49 pm

I used the satin black VHT paint from Frost.

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Post  Tim Watson on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 3:22 am

Smooth Hammerite on bright metal: worked well on an engine that has done some pretty hard work.

However, all paint will burn / flake off if the chimney gets very hot. On my engine, the metal has become blued with the heat transfer. I think it is important to keep the paint oiled ahead of very hard work to keep it flexible so that it can shrink back to the metal on cooling.

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Post  Frostie on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 8:30 am

Plasticote Bar-B-Que paint (Satin) from Do It all

First class stuff.

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Post  busman on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 11:58 am

Plasticot also do satin black woodstove paintfound this in the "Range" shop.

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Post  Tufty on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:12 pm

Hi,

to all the plasti cote users I read on the back of the bbq paint can that it has to be 'cured' within 8 hours of painting. Did you and how?


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Post  lynnr on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:23 pm

I put my smokebox in the oven for a couple hours.

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Post  Tufty on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:31 pm

Cheers
I was worried that was going to be the general answer, mine isn't a new build so the smokebox is on the boiler, also not sure if the chimney would go in anyway...

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Post  lynnr on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:37 pm

Set a fire in the smokebox and cook from the inside?

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Post  Tufty on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 2:45 pm

I did wonder about putting the chimney and base back on the smokebox and using a propane burner aimed inside but not sure if
a) the heat would be too 'localised' and the paint ending up in patches of different colours/shades.
B) the boiler would be damaged as there is no water in it (the engine is fully stripped for painting and is currently a boiler with smokebox and cylinder block) pale

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Post  Kevster on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 11:01 pm

Just spray it dont touch for at least week or longer if you can, works for me.
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Post  Tufty on Thu 19 Feb 2015, 1:24 am

Kevster wrote:Just spray it  dont touch for at least week or longer if you can, works for me.
Kev

Nice one, cheers

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