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By Trevanion
#1288203
Pretty soon I've got a machine to paint, more specifically this Multico TH Thicknesser.

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Now, it doesn't look anything like this anymore as pretty much all the paint has been removed now and the machine has been overhauled (There will be a thread down the line on this! :))but I'll use this image to give people an idea of what it looked like before (A really terrible job of a horrible bluey-greenish tinge of Hammerite) I'm not really after any advice on what type of paint... etc to paint it with as I've got that pretty much nailed down anyway but I'm more after suggestions on colours for it.

Under the Multico serial tag was the original colour:Image
Kind of an interesting dark military-esque Hammerite green, not a huge fan of "machine green" anyway so I won't be using that colour.

I was thinking of perhaps a light blue/off-white colour scheme, blue sheet metal side panels, top castings, odd parts internally and dust hood with white main castings and attached panels (Front and back) with white on the bed extensions. But I'm also feeling this particular combination has been done to death both by manufacturers and machine restorers now that it might look a bit naff. I was just wondering if anyone else had any ideas for a good combination, I might just end up painting it blue/white anyway but I'm just interested in having a look at different options before buying all the paint.
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By Ttrees
#1288206
Can't say I've any got suggestions on the colour, but a suggestion on a way to go about it.

Consider taking plenty of snaps of your machine in situ, and then put an undercoat on it.
It might make the choice easier.

You might possibly find Isopon zinc 182 primer on discount, I got mine in a car parts place.
Tom
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By SkinnyB
#1288221
Just finished my morticer in Blue and Black.
Was originally going to do blue and white but I think it will show up the dirt to much.

Matches my planer too!

ImageMorticer by jamie skinner, on Flickr

ImageMorticer by jamie skinner, on Flickr

ImageMorticer by jamie skinner, on Flickr
By TFrench
#1288233
Personally I'm a fan of boring one colour paint jobs - simple never goes out of style. I recommend having a look in your local agricultural suppliers at tractor paint - I use sparex stuff on my restorations and its very good. Quick drying and once its fully hardened its bulletproof.
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By Droogs
#1288236
Rustoleum do a smooth finish paint series and one of the colours is Oiled Rubbed Bronze, I used it for the outside of our 1890s rolled top bath after I had re-enameled the inside. looks great they have a good range of colours in the spray tins worth having a look, even if only used to accent parts of the machine
By deema
#1288238
I rather like all white machines, shows up any problems quickly and is nice and bright. RAL9010 is what I’ve used a few times.
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By Trevanion
#1288242
Droogs wrote:Rustoleum do a smooth finish paint series and one of the colours is Oiled Rubbed Bronze, I used it for the outside of our 1890s rolled top bath after I had re-enameled the inside. looks great they have a good range of colours in the spray tins worth having a look, even if only used to accent parts of the machine


That would be an interesting colour for a woodworking machine :shock:

I'll be having an industrial direct adhesion paint put on it, at least that's what I've been told I'm having put on it :lol: I haven't got much choice in that department! I think it doesn't require any primers or undercoats and is pretty hard wearing so should work well.
By Sideways
#1288256
I like white too. There have been some really smart looking restorations done on Graduate lathes and old pllar drills finished in white. You can go pearl / metal flake white if you want to get fancy.
There's a guy across the pond who refurbishes old British woodworking machinery - Wadkin and the like. He does a lot of his machines up in a darker grey and they look superb...
Or just go the Martin route for fun and graffitti it up - it'll make you smile every day :-)
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By Bm101
#1288261
https://craftmaster.myshopify.com/colle ... ry-colours
Just another option Trevanion. Used them a couple of times. Might not be the cheapest but it's good paint if you want original trade colours. If...
:D
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By Ttrees
#1288265
Even though I'd like to get some Claas seed green for my tablesaw, I don't think it would look the same bright colour inside the dark workshop, and just look the same as the rest of the common light dull greens.

I think white paint might be a good choice for me, as I'm guessing it won't yellow over time if it's in the dark, and has good Isopon zinc 182 primer underneath?

Would look great with some Claas seed green accents, as it would brighten up the green somewhat,
but for an extra 30 quid,
I might leave that for another day, when I've acquired more iron.

Member Spifitul done a nice resto on his Startrite TA 145 in white

startrite-ta-145-total-overhaul-t114480.html?hilit=startrite%20175

[Edit] How greasy can one of those thicknessers get though?
That would look horrible and add to the horrible yellowing you get with some machines like with some minimax stuff, I'm guessing were originally white.
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By Ttrees
#1288267
Is it me or does white paint look better on machines with sharp corners?

It seems a very light grey might be more forgiving for some machines.
The missus has enough of all this machine painting malarkey
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By Trevanion
#1288268
Sideways wrote:There's a guy across the pond who refurbishes old British woodworking machinery - Wadkin and the like. He does a lot of his machines up in a darker grey and they look superb...


Jack Forsberg? He has some excellent restored machines.

Sideways wrote:Or just go the Martin route for fun and graffitti it up - it'll make you smile every day :-)


I used to use Martin spindle moulders daily, it would be sacrilege to cover them in grafitti! :lol: Truly next level machines.

Ttrees wrote:How greasy can one of those thicknessers get though?
That would look horrible and add to the horrible yellowing you get with some machines like with some minimax stuff, I'm guessing were originally white.


They can leak grease from the feed roller housings (This once suffered from a lack of grease!) but that's about it. Resin can build up and cook on in places such as the cutterblock bearing housings though but all of these would be in areas you cannot see without pulling panels off anyway so I'm not too bothered about it, it will be a working machine in the end, hopefully not an ornament! :)

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It kinda looks cool in its bare metal state, to be honest!
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By Droogs
#1288277
you could always gold leaf it :twisted:
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By Trevanion
#1288313
Bm101 wrote:My old drill Trevanion. Two tone Drill named Rudy.


Rudy is truly a lovely drill. An old Meddings by the looks? You really can't beat the classic colours for real classic machines like that.