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Old 12-06-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Can I paint the furnace?

Wondering if its safe to spray paint the metal cover/shroud of the original furnace?
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Wondering if its safe to spray paint the metal cover/shroud of the original furnace?
Yes, if done properly and you use heat resistant paint.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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Well, I would turn it off first, Cynthia.

In fact, assuming that you have confirmed that all is well (and safe!) within the furnace (which would be unusual for one that is almost 40 years old) I would actually remove the cover completely from the furnace and make sure you use high-temperature paint (similar to this one) to repaint it.

It gets hot when it's running! But that's the plan, isn't it?
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It gets hot when it's running! But that's the plan, isn't it?
I don't think they've yet perfected heating with ice ... There's nothing wrong with using a high-heat paint for the outer box on the furnace, though painting the heat exchanger itself would not be recommended.
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......and the truck has gas (always a question asked by EVERY MAN when you call them if you vehicle wont start) ....and of course, we say "ABSOLUTELY" as we quickly glance at the gas guage

Silly, Silly men.. I ALREADY have the cover off :0
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What color were you planning to paint it? Unfortunately most heat resistant spray paints are only available in aluminum or black.

Check ACE hardware, heat resistant spray paints.
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If you're into colors like orange, red & blue, look in auto parts stores. The General Motors engines were painted orange & red. Ford used to use blues.

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If you're into colors like orange, red & blue, look in auto parts stores. The General Motors engines were painted orange & red. Ford used to use blues.

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Later model Ford engines were painted grey. If it was my furnace (which it isn't), I think I'd go for the grey paint.
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hot rod furnace

I am thinking about possibly taking the cover and having it powder coated
like we used to do with headers for race cars.I noticed you can order new wheels with this done.The powder coating handles high temp,could be in any color and provides a really smooth paint surface.Not sure the cost,but anyone involved in racing or car restorations could tell you where this could be done.
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