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soapage 11-27-2012 04:47 PM

Vintage Sears Meat Grinder: Help Painting Surface
What Paint will adhere to the surface of this vintage meat grinder.
I recently unearth this vintage meat grinder from my parents old house, I wanted to refurbish it and give it a nice coat of red or blue retro shinny paint. How do I prep the surface? What paint to I use? Do I need a paint gun or special equipment?

Protocol. 11-27-2012 05:55 PM

I wouldn't paint. Just clean. Paint chips could come off and go into the meat.

joecaption 11-27-2012 07:43 PM

I'd take it and have it powder coated or replated. Not DIY jobs.

creeper 11-28-2012 05:19 AM

Its retro on its own, why try and change it from its original state. I'd just clean it

oh'mike 11-28-2012 05:30 AM

It has a tin coating----I agree Polish it paint might not stick----

If you do choose to paint it --Spray cans---a primer designed for galvanized would be the choice--then a couple of coats with a high quality gloss enamel---Expect the oils from the meat to cause paint failure---

soapage 11-28-2012 10:00 AM

well I guess I will just clean and polish the stainless steel and keep the original finish.

oh'mike 11-29-2012 06:19 AM

That's not stainless steel---it's a base metal with a coating of tin----

BigJim 11-29-2012 09:38 AM

With a felt polishing wheel and polishing compound, I bet it would clean up and look great.

Had another thought, would the tin coating be too thin to polish?

bobelectric 12-08-2012 10:30 AM

Get it sandblasted with corn husks.Looks like cast aluminum.

huesmann 12-10-2012 02:35 PM


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