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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:18 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Another tip is to use your oven to bake the paint, saves time waiting for it to air dry



Great idea until the Missus catches you at it....


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Let it air dry before you bake it or you risk bubbles forming and getting trapped.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:27 pm 
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+ 1 Satin black car paint.
If you have a greenhouse, I used to paint stuff in there (newspaper over the windows !).
Leave hanging in there for a few days bakes paint on beautifully.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:11 pm 
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grogee wrote:
I need a glossy finish on my stem/seatpost though so I might go for Hammerite if they do a gloss.

Any primer needed?


Think you can get the Hammerite Direct To Rust in Gloss as well.

That stem I did was a blue Marin one originally, I began rubbing it down with sandpaper but got bored, so just did enough to give it a "key", washed it with soapy water, let it dry, then sprayed it, a few coats later and it was done :)
It's not too fussy about the surface you spray it onto.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:43 pm 
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You need to prime alloys be for applying hammerite or smoothrite else it just dinnae stick properly.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:22 pm 
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oh, and if you paint something satin black, you can turn it into gloss black with some T-cut, some polish, and some elbow grease. :)
At least in my experiences.


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