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Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« on: June 18, 2014, 08:48:10 PM »
I'm planning on repainting the cement mixer that I'm working on, and I've heard of "implement paint".  Tried getting some from both Ace Hardware and from Lowes, neither had anything specifically labelled as such, though there were some oil-based paints in "safety colors".

Anyone got a good source?

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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 09:00:34 PM »
I'm planning on repainting the cement mixer that I'm working on, and I've heard of "implement paint".  Tried getting some from both Ace Hardware and from Lowes, neither had anything specifically labelled as such, though there were some oil-based paints in "safety colors".

Anyone got a good source?

All that means is the paint is a heavy enamel. Often implement paint refers to enamel paint intended to be used on farm tractors or
 implements for farm tractors. In reality Rust-O-Leum, Krylon, or other brands often bought in hardware stores or farm supply stores will all work about the same. They are all heavy oil based enamels that are thinned for spraying with mineral spirits, or commonly paint thinner. These days you can increase gloss and paint hardness and durability by adding the proper amount of hardener often sold right near such paint and generally added when the user intends to thin and spray the paint through a gun.

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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 09:18:13 PM »
Damn!! I not really sure if I've ever seen a cement mixer with actual paint on it, everyone I've ever seen looks like it has fallen off a moving truck at least twice.
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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 01:34:29 AM »
Damn!! I not really sure if I've ever seen a cement mixer with actual paint on it, everyone I've ever seen looks like it has fallen off a moving truck at least twice.

True that. WTF does anyone need to paint a cement mixer? If it is just to pretty it up for a sale then slap some cheap paint on it.
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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 02:29:24 AM »
Since I need to work on it and fix some of the deficiencies in the frame, I may as well clean it up and paint it while it's apart.  I'd like it to last another 20+ years sitting in a backyard with only minimal cover...

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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 07:19:13 AM »
How many weenies does it hold?
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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 07:57:59 AM »
How many weenies does it hold?
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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 01:18:12 PM »
Powder coat or Dupont Imrom. You could use something like POR 15 but you would have to top coat that. Eastwood make paints for frames and such that are supposed to be durable. You could aslo use a bedliner product.
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Re: Source for durable paint for cement mixer?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 08:56:31 PM »
I think that I'm going to go with the hardener approach.  Haven't decided on using a paint gun or on brushing or rolling.  The drum isn't easy to clean up and I'll have to probably re-wheel it with something more aggressive to truly bite through all of the rusty buildup.  Don't just want to paint over rust to have it pop the paint.

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