Hard-wearing paint for metal?

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Post by greg81 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:26 pm

I'm in the process of doing a complete custom refurb of my daughter's microscooter and want to make sure I paint it with the correct paint.

I've stripped down all the parts with a flap disc and some find sandpaper so all surfaces are very smooth ready for painting. I initially considered powder coating them but quite fancy completing the project myself start to finish.

My question is what type of spray paint do I want to use for a hard-wearing finish? I've been looking at plasti-kote enamel primer and topcoat as they do a glitter finish that she'd like. Is this kind of paint a good option?

Thanks in advance.
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Post by ben g » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:09 pm

I've used plasti kote on some outdoor bits and pieces (mainly plastic stuff) and it does the job well. Spray many thin coats and you should get a nice durable finish that should last a good while.
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Post by patriot66 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:46 pm

Those parts look like aluminium so for longevities sake you would be best using an etch primer first before applying a suitable top coat :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:12 pm

Take a look at Rustoleum spray paint. :)
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Post by Hilly30si » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:39 pm

buzyg wrote:
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Take a look at Rustoleum spray paint. :)
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Post by ph001 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:31 pm

Etch primer followed by an enamel top coat will give you the toughest finish. A final coat of clear laquer if you want a deep gloss. Make sure you fully degrease the aluminium with isopropyl alcohol before you start.
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Post by greg81 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:07 am

Lovely stuff, thanks all!

I shall share the final result when it's done :0

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Post by greg81 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:54 pm

Thanks again to all. I picked up some etch primer today from Halfords along with some enamel topcoat and some glitter spray just to set it off :rofl:

All primed and ready for paint (including an accidental coat of glitter)
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Post by ph001 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:27 pm

:thumbsup: should look fab when it's done.
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Post by greg81 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:37 pm

ph001 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:27 pm
:thumbsup: should look fab when it's done.
I'm not sure who's more excited, me or her! :rofl:

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Post by greg81 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 pm

Almost there tonight...
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Post by ihadablackdog » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:57 pm

Make sure she doesn't park it in a supermarket, or it will get parking dings!
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Post by greg81 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:05 pm

I'm sure no-one cares, but for completeness here's the finished article...
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Post by ph001 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:22 pm

Looks splendid!
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Post by ben g » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:25 pm

Looks great, but the handle is back to front by the looks of it?
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