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Old 09-26-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
Dave P
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OT: Non-stick paint

Rule of Tim says someone's got to know...

I have a ride-on mower which keeps getting clogged up with grass mulch
because the underneath surface of the deck is rusty and rough. When I
finally get it clean, I want to paint it with something that will stop
the grass sticking so much. I'm looking for a paint which is a)
non-stick as far as possible, and b) tough as old boots, as the sticks,
stones and general crap that the blades kick up have removed most of
the original paint - hence the rust. I'm not a big fan of hammerite,
but that might do it. I would be happy to repaint it say once a year.

Anyone any ideas?

Thank you

DaveP

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Non-stick paint

Dave P wrote:

> Rule of Tim says someone's got to know...
>
> I have a ride-on mower which keeps getting clogged up with grass mulch
> because the underneath surface of the deck is rusty and rough. When I
> finally get it clean, I want to paint it with something that will stop
> the grass sticking so much. I'm looking for a paint which is a)
> non-stick as far as possible, and b) tough as old boots, as the
> sticks, stones and general crap that the blades kick up have removed
> most of
> the original paint - hence the rust. I'm not a big fan of hammerite,
> but that might do it. I would be happy to repaint it say once a year.
>
> Anyone any ideas?
>


PTFE based marine antifouling (Normally sold as "Racing") should do the
job quite nicely.

Available from any yacht chandler.

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Non-stick paint

Mother wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:08:31 +0100, "Paul S. Brown"
> <usenet060103@geekstuff.tv> wrote:
>
>>PTFE based marine antifouling (Normally sold as "Racing") should do
>>the job quite nicely.

>
> As an aside, how do they get Teflon to stick to frying pans?
>
>


They acid-bath the pan which creates lots of pits in the metal surface
which allow the PTFE something to mechanically jam into - sort of (but
not very) like anodising.

P.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Non-stick paint

In message <7lpfj19povdc23fc1hb4mop43ctmv99ts8@4ax.com>, Mother <"@
{mother} @"@101fc.net> writes
>On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:08:31 +0100, "Paul S. Brown"
><usenet060103@geekstuff.tv> wrote:
>
>>PTFE based marine antifouling (Normally sold as "Racing") should do the
>>job quite nicely.

>
>As an aside, how do they get Teflon to stick to frying pans?
>
>

Acid etch then lots of froopy processing! :-)
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Old 09-26-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: OT: Non-stick paint

On 26 Sep 2005 02:11:14 -0700, "Dave P" <davepseudonym@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Rule of Tim says someone's got to know...
>
>I have a ride-on mower which keeps getting clogged up with grass mulch
>because the underneath surface of the deck is rusty and rough. When I
>finally get it clean, I want to paint it with something that will stop
>the grass sticking so much. I'm looking for a paint which is a)
>non-stick as far as possible, and b) tough as old boots, as the sticks,
>stones and general crap that the blades kick up have removed most of
>the original paint - hence the rust. I'm not a big fan of hammerite,
>but that might do it. I would be happy to repaint it say once a year.
>
>Anyone any ideas?
>
>Thank you
>
>DaveP


Can't help, but it puts me in mind of an old mate of my Dad's, who was
a painter and decorator in a factory in the day's when factories had
their own such. A colleague came to him and said he'd glossed all his
woodwork at home - after a week still hadn't dried. What could he do?

"Stop stealing my f**king paint" was the answer...


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