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Old 07-19-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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Stove Rings - Re-enameled??

Has anyone re-enameled the black cast iron rings on their stove? Ours look good except for the centers where the enamel is worn, so I was thinking about re-enameling or painting with some kind of hi-heat, hi viscosity enamel paint.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-19-2004, 11:14 PM   #2
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Good question...I've wondered the same.

We've found antiquegasstoves.com which does beautiful restorations on home stoves & it says they restore grates too...but I haven't gone any further (pricing?) at this point....just have them on 'our list' for future reference.

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Old 07-19-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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My suggestion would be powder-coating. They powder-coat headers so I know it can take the heat. If I remember right, its alot less expensive than getting things chromed. There are a number of different colors available as well. That's on my list of things to do as too - someday.

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Old 07-20-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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FF,

Thanks, I'm going to check into powder coating. I hadn't even noticed the stove rings and if I had, they would have been far down on my list. Of course they're near the top of my wifes. This is a good sign though it means we're getting some of the major stuff done, had the wood laminate floors installed and am picking up the newly upholstered beds and gaucho tommorrow.

Now... to get that toilet back in...
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Old 07-20-2004, 05:54 AM   #5
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I had mine powder coated with the high heat paint. Came out looking brand new. I haven't really used the stove top much since, other than letting it burn for a while during testing of the propane lines and such, but it seems to be holding up quite well.

Definitely go with powdercoating.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:56 AM   #6
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Is powder coating something you can DIY? If so, what paint do you use (I've seen high heat paint for grills and radiators--will it do)? If not, what kind of shop does it? What should I look for in the phone book? How much did it cost?

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Is powder coating something you can DIY? If so, what paint do you use (I've seen high heat paint for grills and radiators--will it do)? If not, what kind of shop does it? What should I look for in the phone book? How much did it cost?

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You can do it yourself, but you need to buy a powdercoating kit for around $75, and have an oven to bake the painted parts in, as well as purchasing powder. Unless you plan on doing a lot of painting, have someone else do it.

The best bet is to just look in the YP's for Powder Coaters, and if you are in a fairly good size town/city you should find dozens of them.
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Is powder coating something you can DIY? If so, what paint do you use (I've seen high heat paint for grills and radiators--will it do)? ....
Caswell's advertises as a "Hobbyist" coating retailer. Just had the Bookmark if I ever have the need. Never used them before.

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/index.html
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You might try POR-20 (silver) or Black Velvet http://www.por15.com/product.asp?productid=268, good to 1200F
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Just talked to a powder coater who said it would cost about $50 to do all four burner rings but he did say that it is not really intended to be subjected to flames (more like heat up 300 degrees). He says that in time the flames will burn the coating off.

I may still try it.

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Just talked to a powder coater who said it would cost about $50 to do all four burner rings but he did say that it is not really intended to be subjected to flames (more like heat up 300 degrees). He says that in time the flames will burn the coating off.

I may still try it.

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I had mine powder coated and it melted off onto the bottom of my pans!!
Not a good idea.

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I have left all 4 burners blazing for at least a half hour while testing out my propane lines, and all the powder was still in tact. I didn't have a pot or anything sitting on it at the time. The company that did mine assured me that it would easily take the heat. We'll see how it goes in real world situations soon enough!
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I got pricing last spring on having our rings re-enameled, if I remember correctly it was going to be in the $125-$150 range. Needless to say they look great for now
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Hmm, a day with Por-15 Black Velvet and a wire brush is sounding more and more tempting...Thanks to all for the suggestions!

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