Painting firepits

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Painting firepits

Post by TrinityFabworks » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:27 pm

If I am cutting firepits out of 3/16" HR is it ok to just use hightemp paint right over the scale after I clean it and whipe it off. Or do I need to grind it down to bare metal before I actually paint it?

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Re: Painting firepits

Post by rickt » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:20 pm

Scale will fall off with heat. Paint will also burn off in a hot fire even the high temp paint so it only really looks good at time of sale

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Re: Painting firepits

Post by Piechow » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:41 pm

I’m in your boat, lately I’ve been using an orbital sander with 120g before I wipe it down. My dads got one of my pits and the paints actually holding up really well. Most people I’ve sold them to fully understand it’s a fire pit and the beauty won’t be forever. I’ve been considering getting a blasting cabinet and blasting all the pieces before I assemble in hopes the paint may last longer. So far I haven’t got any phone calls or nasty emails to rethink my strategy.

I got a quick bid from a local powder coater for ceramic coating, at $400 I’ll give the customer the option but I won’t be carrying any stock in it.

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