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W. Mark Hellinger

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Good foo-foo can paint?
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:51:49 pm »

I'm working on rehabbing a tractor seat apparatus, but this has come-up many times in the past for fixing-up sound gear and such:  I'm looking for recommendations of truly good foo-foo can paint.  It seems like the common contemporary hardware store brands, while maybe being "ok" for some stuff, they seemingly don't compare to "the good stuff"... especially for holding-up out in the weather.  The "good stuff" now days seems to be "limited" to paint that involves getting out the spray gun, mixing paint & thinner & hardener and all that jazz, including clean-up.  I'd like an easier solution when I'm painting just a square foot or less of surface.  I have a few really old rattle cans of machinery enamel... like 30 - 40 years old, and that stuff still seemingly covers and lasts so much better than contemporary stuff... and that's what I'd probably use on this project, but the only problem is the only colors I have left are "something decidedly different than black", and black is the color of choice for this project.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 10:01:39 pm »

I'm working on rehabbing a tractor seat apparatus, but this has come-up many times in the past for fixing-up sound gear and such:  I'm looking for recommendations of truly good foo-foo can paint.  It seems like the common contemporary hardware store brands, while maybe being "ok" for some stuff, they seemingly don't compare to "the good stuff"... especially for holding-up out in the weather.  The "good stuff" now days seems to be "limited" to paint that involves getting out the spray gun, mixing paint & thinner & hardener and all that jazz, including clean-up.  I'd like an easier solution when I'm painting just a square foot or less of surface.  I have a few really old rattle cans of machinery enamel... like 30 - 40 years old, and that stuff still seemingly covers and lasts so much better than contemporary stuff... and that's what I'd probably use on this project, but the only problem is the only colors I have left are "something decidedly different than black", and black is the color of choice for this project.

Any suggestions?

Look at professional sign paint. Years ago my wife operated a sign shop and the paint was really durable. I really donít remember brands, but Google should work. You can purchase small cans, itís not cheap.
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 01:01:49 am »

Rustoleum has "farm and implement" rattle cans at Tractor Supply.  Spendy.

If your prep is good, I'd spray a coat of non-chromate primer and 2 coats of whatever "outdoor" enamel fits the color scheme.
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 09:10:59 am »

I'm working on rehabbing a tractor seat apparatus, but this has come-up many times in the past for fixing-up sound gear and such:  I'm looking for recommendations of truly good foo-foo can paint.  It seems like the common contemporary hardware store brands, while maybe being "ok" for some stuff, they seemingly don't compare to "the good stuff"... especially for holding-up out in the weather.  The "good stuff" now days seems to be "limited" to paint that involves getting out the spray gun, mixing paint & thinner & hardener and all that jazz, including clean-up.  I'd like an easier solution when I'm painting just a square foot or less of surface.  I have a few really old rattle cans of machinery enamel... like 30 - 40 years old, and that stuff still seemingly covers and lasts so much better than contemporary stuff... and that's what I'd probably use on this project, but the only problem is the only colors I have left are "something decidedly different than black", and black is the color of choice for this project.

Any suggestions?

Take it to a powder coater, have it blasted and coated in candy apple red...

John
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 10:06:54 am »

...and black is the color of choice for this project.

I've had good luck with Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy Spray Paint.

https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/specialty/appliance-epoxy-spray

All the Home Centers carry it.

YMMV,
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 12:00:30 pm »

Take it to a powder coater, have it blasted and coated in candy apple red...

John

Mark,

I know a light guy in Spokane, that may know as well, that does "amateur" powder coating, that may be able to help out with this.  Sending a PM.
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 02:16:52 pm »

I have had good luck with the Majic spray paint from TSC.  Good prep is always the key.
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 06:29:55 pm »

I'm working on rehabbing a tractor seat apparatus, but this has come-up many times in the past for fixing-up sound gear and such:  I'm looking for recommendations of truly good foo-foo can paint.  It seems like the common contemporary hardware store brands, while maybe being "ok" for some stuff, they seemingly don't compare to "the good stuff"... especially for holding-up out in the weather.  The "good stuff" now days seems to be "limited" to paint that involves getting out the spray gun, mixing paint & thinner & hardener and all that jazz, including clean-up.  I'd like an easier solution when I'm painting just a square foot or less of surface.  I have a few really old rattle cans of machinery enamel... like 30 - 40 years old, and that stuff still seemingly covers and lasts so much better than contemporary stuff... and that's what I'd probably use on this project, but the only problem is the only colors I have left are "something decidedly different than black", and black is the color of choice for this project.

Any suggestions?

Hi Mark,
In automotive applications I've good success with this 2 part rattle can paint.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-2k-aerospraytm-ceramic-chassis-black.html?SRCCODE=PLA00010&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItpXAw9zu6wIV6D2tBh3uXA36EAQYASABEgJDvfD_BwE
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 10:04:50 pm »

Hi Mark,
In automotive applications I've good success with this 2 part rattle can paint.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-2k-aerospraytm-ceramic-chassis-black.html?SRCCODE=PLA00010&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItpXAw9zu6wIV6D2tBh3uXA36EAQYASABEgJDvfD_BwE
Hey Don, that Eastwood paint looks like GREAT!  I watched their videos and such, and I'm sold... I'm fixin to give it a try.  Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Good foo-foo can paint?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 03:28:41 am »

Help me out here.  Foo-foo can paint?  Iíve got a general idea from the comments.... maybe.  Google gives me nothing.  Iíve just never heard the term before.
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