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Refinishing paint on my B&S Model 2 Grinder

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mike58

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I picked up an old Brown&Sharpe manual surface grinder in good working order. The original touched-up paint on the machine is flaking off in large pieces. I want to get it looking better, not to the level of an OEM restoration but better than just painting over the chipped & missing paint. I've done auto body work & painting. Will a thorough DA sanding with a medium grit disc to blend the chipped areas with the casting then a couple of heavy primer coats work? Would a chemical stripper down to the cast iron then prime & sand & prime a few times be better. Suggestions on how you guys have restored your machines would help. B&S repaint-1.jpg B&S repaint-2.jpg B&S repaint-3.jpg
 

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Best is to save all the finish and filler that is still adhering, fill low spots with bondo and for minor divots use lacquer putty, thoroughly sand old repaint down to original finish, prime, and finish with an automotive finish.
 

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Best is to save all the finish and filler that is still adhering, fill low spots with bondo and for minor divots use lacquer putty, thoroughly sand old repaint down to original finish, prime, and finish with an automotive finish.
Thanks for the advice John makes good sense. I'll follow up with some pics as I work thru it. Mike
 

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Be mindful of sanding that leaded paint. You're better off with the chemical stripper. At least that way the dust won't find its way into the recesses of your shop. Yes, this is a Prop. 65 warning.
 

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Thanks it was painted back in day!
 

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