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Old 11-30-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default New Stand Needs Paint. Need Advice

Hey Guys,

I'm almost finished welding up my stand and I want to get a coat of primer and paint on it. I built it out of 2x2x.120 mild steel.

I'm wondering what type of paint holds up best on these frames?

I was told to look at porch and patio paint from the guys at HD, as it is designed to take a lot of foot trafic and hence in pretty tough.

Any experience with this?

If it were your frame, what would you use?

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Bryan

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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Rustoleum...works for everything outdoors.

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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I assume your talking about a brewing system frame? Powder coat is the best, but is expensive in comparison to a spray bomb job. I may be a little biased as this is what my system is going to have, but a lot of people on here seem to feel the same. Good luck!

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I'd grab one can of Krylon metal metal primer and one can of Krylon paint. I'm sure that would do the trick.

What the hell is "porch and patio" paint? Sounds like a marketing gimmick or perhaps there is something added to increase weatherability? Either way, I'm not sure if it would be better than your basic shaker can.


Don't forget to tag the inside of your garage with the leftover paint.

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I used engine paint purchased at an automotive store. Still burned off where the burners flame hit the metal.

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #6
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I used engine paint purchased at an automotive store. Still burned off where the burners flame hit the metal.
I am not aware of any paint that can take the heat of a direct fired kettle. If you find something that holds up, I would be very interested. I believe even powdercoating will wear/burn off after some time.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:58 PM   #7
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I wanted to powder-coat the frame, but heard a lot about the finish not holding up to the heat... If I WERE to powder-coat, I would want it to be permanent given the costs...

That said, I can always touch up the paint-job should it scratch/wear for minimal loot-cakes ($$$$$). So, paint it will be.

Now to decide what color and type of paint....

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If your frame has hot section frames for the burners that can be unbolted send then out to have them ceramic coated. Even so called VHT paint will burn off, ceramic coatings like on headers can withstand 2,200 degrees F when properly applied. Stainless is too costly unless your a "must have a 100% stainless brewery stand system person". One of the drawbacks of gas fired vs electric heating not alone the added cost of many times higher using propane vs electric heating per brew.

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+1 on several posts. Used 1,000 degree auto paint with self etching primer and ceramic in the paint-guess what-it burned off after only one brew. Either use heat sheilds or prepare for bubbling paint. I can live with it because its only on the inside of my tubes. I used the same steel as you. I checked powder coating as well and was told it will eventually peel, not as fast but it will peel.

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Powder won't stand up to concentrated high heat any better than paint. Even the high temp varieties will burn under a propane flame. My advice: use stainless where the heat will be concentrated most. Construct heat shields to contain the heat. Use a quality paint (or powder coating) for the rest of the frame.

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