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271557 Claudio DeLorenzi <claudio@d...> 2020‑07‑30 Re: Painting cast iron lettering
Hi Guys
Re enamel paint:
I just used a generic oil based white gloss paint from my local hardware
store, nothing special.  For any of my metal restoration projects, I
typically clean and degrease, then prep with Ospho (any product that
converts iron oxide to iron phosphate).
Then primer/paint.
No brushes used for letter highlights.
Dab it on with a small stiff balled up dauber made from a piece of rolled
up tee shirt.  Don't overload with paint.
A good quality Q-tip also works, but slower.

Remember that it's much easier to recoat a few times rather than applying a
thicker coat (that might run, or fill in the e's or P's  etc).
  On subsequent coats, the paint will tend to stick and flow over the
previous coat of white, so the second coat is actually easier/faster to
apply.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Claudio



On Thu., Jul. 30, 2020, 7:35 a.m. Bill Webber via OldTools, <
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> Thanks Erik,
>
> That's what I remember.  Now if Claudio will provide a little more info
> on the enamel paint he used.  Claudio, are you out there?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill W.
> Nottingham, PA
> > Woodworkers visit me at http:
//billwebber.galootcentral.com/
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> On 7/30/2020 6:47 AM, Erik Levin via OldTools wrote:
> > > http://swingleydev.
com/ot/get/270234/single/  perhaps?
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> > I seem to recall something more recent, as well, but can't find it in
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