[AMRadio] SX-28 Cabinet wrinkle finish - in progress...


BILL GUYGER bguyger at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 15 11:51:16 EDT 2009


Not to be argumentative, but Krylon wrinkle does work on primered surfaces. I always paint aluminum rack panels first with a self etching primer and then the wrinkle paint. With aluminum you must absolutely use primer  either self etching or Zinc Chromate (which by the way the state of California has determined causes cancer ................of course they have determined that everything causes some harmful effect so therefore you are not responsible for your own actions since you are a victim of  pollution, Republicans, Christians, Conservatives or other right wing extremists like Thomas Jefferson, James Mason, Patrick Henry and the like) or the finish coat will not stick. Besides putting three fairly heavy coats of paint on at 10 -15 minute intervals, heat is the key to getting a good wrinkle finish. I've gotten the best results by setting the panels out in the sun on a hot day. Heat lamps or Quartz work lamps should work well too.

73

Bill AD5OL




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From: Mark Foltarz <Foltarz at rocketmail.com>
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 7:04:57 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] SX-28 Cabinet wrinkle finish - in progress...

Brian,

   Strip the primer off.  Krylon  wrinkle will not wrinkle  on a primed surface.

  I think that info is on the can in super tiny letters right next to the Spanish, German, Italian and Boswanan ( Nothern dialect) translations.

  I ran into that problem with a nicely primed rack panel and ended up with a nicely painted glossy black panel.

  Stripped off the paint and started again with no primer.  Worked great.

  Your radio is looking real good !


  de KA4JVY

  Mark



----- Original Message ----
> From: WA5AM <ars.w5ami at gmail.com>
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:39:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] SX-28 Cabinet wrinkle finish - in progress...
> 
> Hey Todd,
> 
> Yes, it's Krylon wrinkle.  I've found that the thicker you can lay it on,
> the better the wrinkle.  In order to do that, I've had to paint one side at
> a time, keeping the target flat so it won't run.  It's working great except
> the lid on this case has something embedded in the metal that has given me
> grief.  I noticed it when I primed it.  Will not take an even coat no matter
> what I do, as if it's wanting to repel the paint.  It's only the lid and
> that's what puzzles me.  I will get it best I can, but I can see the lid
> will not be what I wanted.  Oh well, it will look much better than it did.
> 
> 73
> Brian / wa5am
> 
> 
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
> 
> > I forget, Brian - is that a rattle can black (VHT or such)? Looks like
> > you're getting plenty of wrinkle, and the gray overspray will even things
> > out nicely.
> >
> > Someday I'll get into mine for a thorough recap and realignment. Time is
> > still an issue.
> >
> > Can't wait to see the final result all packaged up.
> >
> > ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4
> >
> >
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