My Dust Collector Mod #5: Final paint

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Blog entry by BrettLuna posted 09-25-2018 07:02 PM 812 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: A little paint, a few screws... Part 5 of My Dust Collector Mod series Part 6: Overdue Update - Pretty Much Done »

Finally, some real progress with the tedious finishing process. I put the last coat of paint on the new dust collector chassis:

I abandoned my plan for the cone support. It was proving just too finicky. I’ll come up with another means of securing the barrel/separator.

The “hammered” spray paint (dark bronze, here) was kind of tricky to apply. It likes a moderately heavy and very wet coat to develop the texture, rather than several thin coats as recommended for other sprays. I made that mistake with the caster base, so it came out with more of a fine orange peal texture but that’s okay. I also installed the casters on the base…cuz that’s how I roll.

After the paint fully cures, I’ll mount it to the base and begin installing the electrical accessories.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 11:29 PM

Looks good. The hammered stuff really likes a good primed surface to get the hammered look with less coats. That’s been my experience with the stuff anyways. Looking forward to your next entry.

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