90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

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nabob
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Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Post by nabob » Sun May 19, 2019 9:21 pm

how did you cure the paint on the smokebox? I would love to have something that looks that good. Thanks, Bob

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NP317
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Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Post by NP317 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:46 pm

nabob wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:21 pm
how did you cure the paint on the smokebox? I would love to have something that looks that good. Thanks, Bob
No cure is required. That Duple-Color paint is
"Engine enamel with ceramic, good up to 500 degrees F."

First fire up seemed to provide any needed cure.
The paint has been stable and hard ever since.
Easy.

I also used it to paint the rest of the boiler.
~RN

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Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Post by Asteamhead » Mon May 20, 2019 4:53 am

NP317,
Seems to be a proper choice! Using this sort of DupliColor silikcon based spray paint for my first painting job, too. :)
Burning the smaller parts inside a pizza oven after being spray painted worked out fine.
Proper cleaning by means of acetone as last finish is necessary of course! :!:
Asteamhead
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