The only dumb questions are those you don't ask - if you don't ask you won't
find out !
Yes is the answer. Even the insides of lathe headstock castings are
painted - or certainly are in the case of Colchester lathes. As for the type
of paint I can't answer. Obviously a bit more durable than your average
Dulux Gloss - no doubt someone will be along soon with a definitive answer.
Glyptal 1201 looks to be special stuff indeed. Also, it is available
in Australia. :-)
It seems only available in red, however. I have seen the inside of
headstocks and aprons painted in yellow and white before. Do you know
who makes these other colours please? (Esp. interested in the white).
On Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:25:04 +0000, Mark Rand
On Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:06:34 +1000, Kraehe
Thank you. That all makes sense. It does seem that the right paint
would be absolutely essential; I can imagine peeling sections breaking
off and blocking oil passages, sticking in bearings, etc.
On Saturday, March 23, 2013 2:06:34 AM UTC, Kraehe wrote:
You can always use Hammerite, it comes in many colours and if you put two or
three coats on it is fairly hard wearing. And it dosen't need a primer!
Another paint I've used in the past on machinery with success is Tractol paint
but it dosen't appear to be so readily available now.
I just bought a second CNC vertical Interact machining centre, and half the
paint is missing on the inside of the work area cabinets. I comparison to my
other identical model, it makes it look very drab.
It really annoyed me, to the point I phoned Bridgeport's up, and was advised
they used Trimite paint, as mentioned in another post. So I will have the
machine re painted inside. It makes the work area lighter, and more
presentable to the eye if nothing else !!
Hammerite isn't what it used to be !. It used to be Xylene based, with
but according to their sales dept, it's now oil based and more like the
model paints. Something to do with "removal of harmfull substances" bs.
I bought an aerosol can around a year ago and it took a day to flash
off and dry to the
touch. A pale shadow of its former self :-(...
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