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    Default Painting or powder coating my jointer

    I have this big honk of metal which must become a jointer again. Bought from a fellow forum member who acid-dipped it and then weathered it for a few years . It's a CTJ-350, and will get a spiral cutter head when it grows up.

    I'm trying to decide how to make it pretty again. I'm not fussed with making it look original - I doubt carbatec will become a classic antique.

    I don't mind getting stuck in with a paint brush, but thought I'd explore some less time-consuming options too as I seem to be doing a thousand things at once. I'm a foreign devil, so no idea what these things cost in Straya.

    Thought of powder coating. Got a quote for $350 from one lot which seems like quite a bit - definitely not worth spending that much on it. Might see if there are any spray painters around newcastle/

    Any ideas? Is that powder coating price to be expected?

    I do have a compressor, and possibly a gun lying about somewhere, but I suspect it's not a great starting/learning project (and that won;t be doing any time-saving either!)

    The cabinet is approx. 1000 long x 550 deep x 650 high; two side panels.

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    I find this to be very durable on metal surfaces and you can touch it up if needed
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-kn...paint_p1567108

    comes in brush on as well, Dulux makes their version as well which is just as good

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    That price you got isn't too bad, you're not being ripped off. There is a reasonable amount of work in getting it powder coated, getting it spotlessly clean, wiping down with a cleaner, hanging it on a rack, powdercoating, oven time for the powder to cook/cure, then removing it after it has cooled down from around 200 degrees C.
    I think you'll find getting someone to spray paint it will be around the same sort of $$$$$, could even be more.
    If you didn't want to spend that sort of money, and you aren't fussed about the finish, grab some pressure pak cans and have a go, you'll need to give it a good undercoatfirst.
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    +1 for White Knight epoxy. It's tough. Although I don't think much of the idea of spraying it over rust, which seems to be what Bunnings is suggesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldav View Post
    +1 for White Knight epoxy. It's tough. Although I don't think much of the idea of spraying it over rust, which seems to be what Bunnings is suggesting.
    I find this product good to prep the surface

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/chemtech...mover_p1107356

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    Molasses bath with electrolysis will get rid of the rust. Quite a few people use it on cast iron camp ovens.

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    I agree with Wood Collector, the Molasses bath will get the rust off. Then just spray it with a Rustoleum type product and your good to go! The powder coating will certainly be a lot more durable that painting though.
    If you have a compressor and gun around have a go at spraying it yourself. It isn't all that hard to do and it is quite satisfying.

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