Post by gonekayaking on Jan 26, 2014 8:30:45 GMT -8
Thanks Soup! the backsplash is made of the thermofoil plastic panels you can buy at home depot (and elsewhere). They stick on with double stick tape or can be glued for a more permanent install. I'm not sure I'm keeping it for good so just used the ds tape. So far it's holding on pretty well.
I have FINALLY finished turning my Holiday brown stove into a bright red and chrome piece of fun! It was so fun doing this, and will be a primary color in my Shasta....and the oven/stove/thermostat and propane actually work too! (bonus!)
What process did you use in painting this lovely stove? Type of paint, etc.? Thanks!
Check my blog for my latest glamping acquisitions - Davy Crockett pillows and a quilt made from the scraps of my curtains and pillows. I'm so excited! Maybe someday I'll actually get to use them on a real camping trip.
Yes I would like to know all the details of how you did this.
So, the stove was pretty bad. I took pictures and proceeded to wash it out with a hose which was probably not good with the electrical parts, etc. But it got the black widows out and the mouse crap. I think I through in some bleach at some point too. I took it to the local RV repair place to check the safety (because I figured if it was worthless, then why spend the $$ sprucing it up?) Turns out, it was working almost perfectly. They replaced a wire and checked that the heating unit was measuring the temperature properly, which it was! 50 years later! Wow, they just don't make em like they used to. I then brought her home and took her apart after photographing her. I wire brushed the inside and sides and got most all of the rust off. I then used "Stop-Mort" and brushed it all on the top surface by the burners and the outside of the stove/oven. It's like a chemical solution that converts the remaining rust to a hard surface. It works beautifully. We have a local powder coating place down the street (Powdercoating USA in Paso Robles, Ca.) (805) 237-8886. They are wonderful and I think fairly reasonable. We did a chrome type finish and of course the bright red color, all powdercoated. I went to my local fireplace shop and got some oven/fireplace insulation for the oven door, thanks to the advice from Vikx. The whole thing cost probably about $200. The assembly was quite tricky because the stovetop part didn't fit correctly when pulling it down (you can see its a bit crooked in the pics) but again, it is 50 years old. This is where the pictures came in handy. The oven racks I just wire brushed and the stove burners I wire wheeled. I would have loved to get them redone but I think you have to porcelain them and that is just too expensive right now. lol. Oh, almost forgot, I used heat resistant automotive paint to coat the outside and stovetop after applying the Rust mort. It just gave it a nice look when you open the stovetop.
I can't wait to cook on her! Hoping my ginger Shasta is done by springtime!
Im just sittin here watchin the wheels go 'round and 'round..ya know I love to watch them roll....
Post by John Palmer on Jan 28, 2014 21:40:45 GMT -8
Powdercoating is a "powdered plastic" that is electrostatically sprayed on to the "charged" surface during coating. The good news is that it's widely available, fairly cheap to do, and comes in a wide range of bright colors and textures. The bad news is that it's limited due to the temperature that is used to turn it glossy when it's applied. It melts right at 400 degrees. My guess is it will hold up fine on the larger flat stove surfaces, but it's really "iffy" close to the burners "under your coffee pot". I would be interested to hear how it holds up in actual use? Many hot rod radiators are powder coated black, but they only get to 250 degrees with engine coolant.
Most good powder coater shops also offer ceramic coating services, which is still fine a temperatures in the 1500 degree range. I have the entire exhaust system coated "inside and outside" on my hot rod. It cost over $500 to spray everything from the headers back. It's not cheap, but has held up very well for the past five years, and still looks like new. The down side, besides the higher cost, is that you have only a hand full of color choices, and most are dull to semi gloss shades in black and grey.
You would need to ask your coater exactly what he used and what temperature it will melt at on your application. Then get a hand held digital thermometer and measure it as you go.