Coloured heat-resistant paint?

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  1. John Leah

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    I have a compelling need to paint the top of my Bialaddin lamp. The only difficulty I see is that it's red and I'd like to keep it that way but the only heat-resistant 'stove' paint I'm aware of is black.

    So, is any one aware of a source of coloured heat-proof paint?

    Cheers,
    John
     
  2. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    Hi John,

    Halfords do a Very High Temp paint that is bright signal red.

    Also check out Stove Paint as one example. There are others if you Google "Stove Paint".

    Cheers, Graham.
     
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  3. John Leah

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    Perfect, just what I was looking for, thanks :)

    Cheers,
    John
     
  4. David Shouksmith

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    Let us know if it works, please.

    Don't want to rain on your parade but a pound to a pinch of snuff, it doesn't - otherwise it would be used on these hoods already, instead of vitreous enamel, surely?

    Still, we live in hope! [-o<
     
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    Would automobile engine enamel be adequate? I just coated an old hurricane lamp Ford-blue, out of a rattle-can --came out quite nice, with its brass accents-- and I recall the hardware store also had bright red, but I don't know if the lamp/heat are comparable.

    For that matter, I don't know if it's available over there.

    Alex
     
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    If I may,

    Try to find someone who does the pottery gig. They may be able to match a suitable glaze and fire it in a kiln. This stuff is made to handle the temps of a hood. The only questions that I have are 1) will they be a solid color 2) will they be chip resistant.

    AR
     
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    Hi AR, I worked in a dinner wear factory in the glazing dept years ago in Seattle. I am not completly sure, but I dont think the glaze would be able to attach itself to the metal surface; you dip the piece into the glaze (or paint it on with a brush) and it is absorbrd into the pottery while also forming a film on the outside of the surface.
     
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    Rick b,

    Thanks, that's good to know.

    Do we know anyone who works for Kohler, American Standard or someone who still puts glaze on cast iron tubs & such?

    Surely the process would be similar?

    AR
     
  9. John Leah

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    Well, maybe not so perfect after all :frown:

    According to the spec it should be OK at the temperatures the top will reach but the cost is the issue: It's £14.95 per tin which is possibly just about OK but they have a minimum order qty of two tins :x

    £30 to tidy up the top of a lamp I only paid £8 is not really what I ought to be doing.

    I've been looking at a few other possibilities Google found for me but so far haven't found a red paint. I'll keep looking though.

    Cheers,
    John
     
  10. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    Hi John,

    Try the Halford's stuff. They have two bright red options - one in a spray can and one brush on. From memory the brush on one has a higher temp resistance. They need to be applied to bright metal though so you'll need to chip off all the existing enamel on the hood.

    Cheers, Graham.
     
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    Hi John
    I think David's views on vitreous enamel are right; if spray paint could take the heat it'd been done a while ago.

    If you aren't too fussy about a change in the "style" of your lamps hood ( and plenty have been changed about ), you can still get new Black ones for about £16 plus p&p from Bairstows.

    By the way they are still in business and are bringing out a Chrome M320 !

    Cheers
     
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    Tell all, Keith!! :shock: :shock:
     
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    i could do with a chrome 320 to go with my chrome bowlfire :D/ :D/ :lol:
     
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  14. John Leah

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    I managed to get some from my local factors this afternoon at £6.99 for a large aerosol. I'll give it a try and report back.

    Cheers,
    John