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Posted by - [RG] C++
Post date - 05-14-2005, 04:40 AM
My new kit contains allot of decorations which seems to be galvanized in order to archieve a gold like appearance. I want to pain all the pieces should i steel brush the decorations to remove the coating or paint on top of the coating?
What do you do normally wjen painting the decorations?
Posted by - bluesy
Post date - 05-15-2005, 06:19 PM
I've tried several methods of painting plated castings. The best I've found is to brush as much of the plating off, then use a good metal primer, and last paint the colour you want.
Hope this helps.
Posted by - dannyboyparker
Post date - 05-15-2005, 10:42 PM
Thanks. Great suggestions. Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm just getting ready to build the deck components, and your info is really timely. Thanks.
Posted by - dhartwick
Post date - 05-16-2005, 11:10 AM
If you paint without removing the coating I'd use an oil based paint for longevity. Acrylic seems to be more suited to wood and easily rubs off of metal.
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