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Tanglefoot20

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Good evening

I have just received an old champion no2 pillar drill....it really needs a clean up and paint...
I am wondering if I should or could paint it with smooth black hammerite....
It is the old grey colour and I think it’s been washed over with some sort of other grey...
Any ideas would be good to hear...

Steve
 

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Personally I'm not a fan of hammerite, its expensive and hard to get a good finish with it. I tend to use paragon paints enamels if I want a specific colour, or my local agricultural merchant if a "near enough" tractor colour will do!
 

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Personally I'm not a fan of hammerite, its expensive and hard to get a good finish with it. I tend to use paragon paints enamels if I want a specific colour, or my local agricultural merchant if a "near enough" tractor colour will do!
Thanks for the reply....

I have looked at the Paragon machine colours range....very nice too. It’s just a shame they don’t do 500ml tins...I don’t fancy wasting loads of paint. The drill is not very big.....but being ex RR engineer I find it interesting....

Steve
 

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What's that you say? 500ml? :)

I painted my drill with it and was really impressed with the 3 part system. You need the right colour undercoat so check.
 
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