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nathanjh13 31st December 2012 04:46 PM

Tube amp safety cage repaint
 
I need to repaint a valve amp safety cage it's looking a little worn.

Any particular paint that I need for this (to withstand the temperatures etc).

I guess I'm being overcautious here but a second opinion is worth an ask.

Many thanks

freax 31st December 2012 04:59 PM

exhaust paint, maybe?

Also if its a grille type you might want to keep a hair dryer handy to blow out the paint from the grilles so they don't clog up and close the holes up, but don't put any heat on it, let the paint dry naturally.

counter culture 31st December 2012 05:12 PM

Yeah, exhaust paint or stove paint, just google it.

metzb1 31st December 2012 05:12 PM

I'm partial to epoxy rattle can paint for things like this. It is very durable and goes on smooth. You might want to take some surface temperature measurements of your cage and make sure whatever paint you choose can handle the temperatures.

Brian

dangus 31st December 2012 06:44 PM

Automotive engine enamel may be good enough. Engines run at something like 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

nathanjh13 31st December 2012 06:46 PM

Great stuff thanks for the replies, I'll have a look around.
Happy New Year.


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