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Old 11-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I wouldn't paint. Just clean. Paint chips could come off and go into the meat.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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I'd take it and have it powder coated or replated. Not DIY jobs.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:19 AM   #4
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Its retro on its own, why try and change it from its original state. I'd just clean it
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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---
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well I guess I will just clean and polish the stainless steel and keep the original finish.
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That's not stainless steel---it's a base metal with a coating of tin----
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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?
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Get it sandblasted with corn husks.Looks like cast aluminum.
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Anodize!

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