- Mar 27, 2018
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.