Re: Iron Skillet Awards
Andrew Hagemann (hagemann@VISI.NET)
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 21:19:29 -0500
Robert Sheneman wrote:
> Sounds like a neat idea. I'd suggest the following steps for painting iron
> 1. Wash thoroughly in soap and water to remove the machining oils. Dry
> 2. Use an oil-based metal primer to get a good base coat and oil-based
> enamel paint if you want to change the color...I like spray cans or a spray
> gun for a smooth finish.
> 3. Use oil-based gloss enamels to paint your decorations.
> 4. When you're finished, give everything a coat of spray clear finish
> (gloss or satin as you prefer). This will cover the designs and ward off
> wear, chipping and other damage.
As a long-time blacksmith, I heartily endorse Rob's method of preparing,
painting, and preserving the cast iron skillets you wish to use as an
award. Although we are talking about cast iron and not the mild steel I
usually use when I make a finished product at my forge, the way one
preserves ferrous materials is the same. Follow Rob's technique to the
letter and you'll be very happy with the results.
Andrew Hagemann <email@example.com>
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