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slash1953

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painting copper
« on: December 07, 2020, 08:41:30 am »
Hi,just starting my traction engine build.(3/4")
I assume the boiler is painted first and what the best paint for copper?
Thanks

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Re: painting copper
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 05:10:33 pm »
I use hi temp brake caliper paint and never had a problem with it on copper.
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Re: painting copper
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 06:26:42 pm »
I use hi temp brake caliper paint and never had a problem with it on copper.

Did you use any etch-primer or spray it right on the bare copper?
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Re: painting copper
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 07:07:32 pm »
I use hi temp brake caliper paint and never had a problem with it on copper.

Did you use any etch-primer or spray it right on the bare copper?

Straight onto bare copper, allowed to get dry enough to handle and then baked in the BBQ (lid down) for an hour or so at 100C, allowed to cool and baked again.

This is the brand I always use -

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Re: painting copper
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 02:24:19 am »
Hi,just starting my traction engine build.(3/4")
I assume the boiler is painted first and what the best paint for copper?
Thanks


My Holden paperwork recommends assembling unpainted, then testing and adjusting, then strip down and paint.

Mine is staying unpainted.

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