Re: Painting tools & machinery
I'm doing awfully well, for a change. Seem to spend an inordinate amount of time out in the shed these days, for some reason,
but it works wonders for getting my kit sorted.
Just working on a little Woden vice, at the moment. Finally going to put my theory regarding primer/undercoat to the test with that, as well as testing the theory out on a piece of steel bar. One half primed, the other without. If the modern enamels are as good as they try to make out, there's absolutely no reason why they shouldn't apply and hold fine without undercoat, (the old lead based enamels managed it without problem), so finally testing it out in reality. No matter what I do with the primer, I still think tools/machinery look a bag of shite when primer is used. Looks a lot nicer with straight enamel applied to good metal. It doesn't disguise any of the casting imperfections when applied neat, it blends and smooths well and generally looks nicer all round, IMHO. If there were gobs of filler in there to cover casting blows or the like, then it would be a different thing, but for good, sound metal, I'm not a fan of using primer.