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Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Pitpup on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 7:25 am

Hello All.

Just looking for some tips on painting the copper boiler, undercoat, top coat etc etc.

Tips on painting the Ash Pan would be good also,

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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Mike King on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 8:10 am

Hi,
I have used the same paint that i used on the smokebox. Plastikote satin black. I'll probably be using the same on the ashpan. ( When i get it)
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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Pitpup on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 8:58 am

Mike,
The ashpan is stainless and from what I understand, stainless is hard to paint.
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Steve.

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Post  Mike King on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 9:13 am

Oh bugger, i didnt know that. Maybe a etch primer. Someone with greater knowledge will no doubt put us right on this one.
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Post  Steve H on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 9:45 am

Steve told me no point in painting the boiler you will only see the back head , so painted that with heat resistant .Did the same with fire grate painted that with heat resistant black, no undercoat.
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Post  Tony King on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 11:28 am

Plasticote wood stove paint can be used on boiler & fire grate, no undercoat/primers required!!
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Post  Pitpup on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 11:40 pm

Tony...are you saying this paint will cover the stainless steel ashpan ok. Wasn't going to paint the grate.
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Post  Tony King on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 1:00 am

I have painted St/steel with this paint & it's worked fine.. Just make sure You degrease well before applying paint!
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Post  lynnr on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 1:10 am

My ash pan is BQ BBQ satin black inside and out. Still going strong.

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Post  Pitpup on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 3:08 am

Lynn,

Again without primer ?

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Post  Pitpup on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 3:09 am

Sorry..autocorrect took the r off.

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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Pitpup on Sun 21 Feb 2016, 9:38 am

Guys...before painting the boiler did you only degrease or did you take it back to bright copper by removing the oxidation with say wirework ?

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Post  Mike King on Sun 21 Feb 2016, 10:36 am

Once i degreased it mine was bright copper, so i just painted it. Its held ok. I only painted the bits as suggested on instructions, not the whole boiler. Mike

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Post  Pitpup on Sun 21 Feb 2016, 11:28 am

Thanks Mike.

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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Pitpup on Tue 23 Feb 2016, 10:55 am

Guys...after using the Plasti-Kote Black Matt Stove Paint how did you cure the paint....I'm guessing you didn't fire the engine as the painting was done during the build ???.
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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Mike King on Tue 23 Feb 2016, 11:50 am

I put mine in the oven at around 100c just to harden it for a few mins.
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Post  Pitpup on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 3:25 am

Ok...so has anyone just left the boiler it's natural colour...I think that will be ok for the back head but not so sure about the throat plate....pics anyone ?. Does anyone know of alternative ways to colour these areas black other than painting...staining maybe. All ideas welcome.

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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Mike King on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 4:25 am

I'm no expert on this, but i think the suggestion on the instructions is just to paint the psrts of the boiler thatwould possibly be visible after assembly of cladding etc. I would think that if the copper is left exposed to the air it would eventually tarnish or go green. Unless you want to spend loads of time polishing. Maybe someone out there knows better.
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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Pitpup on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:10 am

What did u do to yours mike ?

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Re: Copper Boiler Painting

Post  Mike King on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:16 am

I sprayed from the front of the cylinder as far as the front of the boiler, before fitting smokebox or cylinder, then i sprayed from the rear of the six supprt bracket bolt holes the complete rear end. A little more than suggested.

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Post  Pitpup on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:50 am

Ok all, another question. Most peoples view is to use Plasticote wood stove paint. If used how do you cure ?. Don't tell me the bolier goes in the oven as iv fitted my cylinder...

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Post  Mike King on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 9:20 am

I'm pretty sure that i have read somewhere on these forums that this paint will partly cure after a few days. Im sure someone has the answer .
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Post  Tony King on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 11:09 am

You could simply warm it carefully with a blow lamp, the copper will heat up fairly uniformly as it's such a good conductor of heat!

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Post  Pitpup on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 12:15 pm

Thanks Tony....sounds like a plan.

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