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#1 PennsylvaniaNewt OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:32 PM

I am getting new cylinders for my loader project on my Bolens 1250 and they are red. I want to paint them Bolens brown......my question is do I have to strip off the paint or do I just paint over top of the red?
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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:36 PM

You will need to at least scuff up the red so the new paint will have some "tooth" to adhere to. Scuffing the red paint needs to go far enough to get rid of the gloss. You can use the reddish Scothbrite pads.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:05 AM

After you sand you might want to start with a good primer and then a finish coat. I find adding a prime coat really helps with durability.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 12:27 PM

To sand blast or bead blast is a great way to get ready for paint. It can reach into all of those hard to get places. Also you are going to want to use some sort of hi heat paint .

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 12:52 PM

I guess it depends on the quality of finish you wish to have on the final product.

Sandblasting will remove the old paint and leave you with a nice surface to prime then paint.


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