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    danfaz is offline Senior Member
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    Default Yet Another Re-paint My Kettlebell Thread - Maybe New Question, Though?

    Hey gang,

    I want to paint my old DD 32s with a coating like the e-coats. Does anybody have an idea on how to achieve such a finish at home?

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    Ok, here is what I do and it works great.

    Buy this,

    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=367

    Sand the bell down to get it nice and smooth. Wash with soap and water. After it dries, hit it with some alcohol or mineral spirits. Let it dry again.

    Hit the whole bell with 2 coats of the truck bed liner and wait for it to fully dry. Once dry, take some very fine sandpaper and clean up the handle so its super smooth. Give it a good cleaning again and the bells will be like new.

    Hope this helps-Mike
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    I haven't tried bed liner, but rustoleum makes a rust reformer that is pretty darn good. I've used it on rusted plate weights before. Might not even need a primer or topcoat after it. http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=40

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    Thanks gents! Curious what the bed liner texture is like. Is it rubbery?

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    You may not want to pay the price ... but if you want a finish that will outlast anything else look to the new generation firearm finishes. You will actually have to chip metal off the bell to lose the finishes once they have cured.

    If you have access to an airbrush consider Duracoat paints (unless you don't mind some brush marks / waviness in the final finish), if not Gun-Kote Oven Cure is fantastic. I've used both on dozens of firearm rebuilds and have never had a problem. You can find them at Brownells:

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=1...-Prep-Coloring

    Duracoat comes in many colors ... Gun-Kote only in traditional firearm colors. You would want the gloss or semi-gloss black for your KB. I haven't used Duracoat's Shake & Bake kit but it has everything you need. You will get less finish because they are including the de-greasing / prep spray.

    Once I get to the point I can press the beast I'm going to paint it the color called Pink Lady. I want to see what type of comments I get as I press that mass ... I'm betting not many! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by danfaz View Post
    Thanks gents! Curious what the bed liner texture is like. Is it rubbery?

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    not at all, feels almost like an original bell
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    Considering Fire Grates & Kettlebells are both cast iron, I'd be curious to know if this paint would work.

    http://www.stovebright.com.au/

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    I've been wondering the same as my DD 24kg has worn down to the metal on the handle.

    I think I've seen engine enamel mentioned before too - is that any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLS View Post
    You may not want to pay the price ... but if you want a finish that will outlast anything else look to the new generation firearm finishes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Perry RKC View Post
    not at all, feels almost like an original bell
    Thanks a lot, guys. I might try both of these methods, one on each bell and see how it works. Great ideas!

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    Update on repaint...ended getting them coated with a rust preventive dry lubricant (not sure exactly what kind) by my friend who just happens to work at a metal plating/polishing company.

    Here's a pic of a stripped down bell:

    IMG-20120611-00121.jpg

    ...and the final product back in the family:

    Carson City-20120723-00009.jpg

    Very tough coating from what I can tell so far. Have banged the 32s together a little during a typical workout, and no damage.

    Carson City-20120723-00011.jpg
    Last edited by danfaz; 07-25-2012 at 08:28 PM.

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