Painting machine tools

What are y'alls ideas on painting machine tools. Need to paint my lathe but am unwilling to take it apart to do so and also unwilling to spray it in place, so it looks like brush/roller will have to do. Who makes a decent, hard paint that will flow out decently and hold up cutting fluids?

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Gerry wrote in news:1191716817.951239.175510

We use a 2-part epoxy Porter paint. Works very well in a machining environment.

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I would say a two part epoxy also. If you want a smooth finish you could thin it with some toluene, the brush marks will smooth out.

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I use tractor enamel- and that's what I've always seen used in any of the shops I've worked for. It's tough as nails, and doesn't seem to mind too much if the surface is less than perfectly clean (that doesn't mean you can get away with not cleaning it at all, of course)

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On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:02:56 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, Prometheus quickly quoth:

I've used alkyd enamel from Homey's Despot. It works well enough.

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