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Offline doubleboost

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Grey Day
« on: July 06, 2013, 04:16:51 PM »
Hi
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I have been moving my shop around (again)
This time I decided to paint my mill   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D
I bought a tin of light grey "marine enamel" paint from a boot sale
It is old has loads of safety warnings on it and really smells
I mixed a bit of black in with it until I liked the colour :drool::drool::drool::drool:
I painted a set of drawers out side they were touch dry in 30 minutes hard in 2 hours (seems like proper paint)
I stripped some bits from the mill gave it a wash with brake cleaner and a scrub with a "scotch brite" pad.
I tried a little bit of paint on the nee (I will have to wait until the wife is at work to paint the rest) as she has astma :bash::bash::bash::bash:










John

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 08:07:15 PM »
A man of his word. But Double, I thought sure you'd do a video of the mill going grey!
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 12:09:35 PM »
True not the same without the swearing. cmon

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
Spose I'm going to have to paint mine as well.  :wack:
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Steve
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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 03:22:22 PM »
Hi
Lads
Got the mill painted today:drool::drool::drool:
3 hours later and it was back together
I still have the head to paint (this will need stripping) to do a proper job  :Doh: :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:



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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 05:37:06 PM »
Hey, it is beginning to look rather spiffy!
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 05:40:53 PM »
It's all looking good John!  :thumbup:

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 06:27:13 PM »
Yes - it's more rstful on the eye "calmer" than the blue, and will be less distracting on your future box office hits, John.

My lathe is in Warco's rather bilious "Reseda Green" and would look a lot better in grey. I also regret daubing the miller with dark green Hammerite. Next time....

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 01:48:24 PM »
... I thought sure you'd do a video of the mill going grey!....

It would put  a whole new meaning to 'watching paint dry'.

Dave :D

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 05:28:31 PM »
no i think it wood look beter in blue

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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 07:15:31 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Steve
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Re: Grey Day
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 03:47:04 AM »
Hi there,

That all looks very good, John.

I've got one of those cabinets of drawers with the chrome handles, they're very useful.  I lined the drawers in mine with thin cork sheet and anti-rust paper.
Best regards,

Pete W.

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