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Hammerite

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by danechip, 22 Aug 2019.

  1. danechip

    danechip

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    Going back to the early early nineties, I would be 16 or 17. I rescued an old barbecue with a flip top lid from the tip. A but of rust, but could be improved. I sanded down to bare metal and went to a local hardware store to buy 2 tins of hammerite (Red and Grey). Raced home to paint my new project and it looked amazing, so the next day I went out to get the said burgers, sausages, charcoal etc and got it going.

    The paint caught fire and peeled right off and the food tasted like sh1te.

    Gutted...
     
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  3. H2Gizmo

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    Blimey.. Thanks for that info
     
  4. ericmark

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    I tried exhaust paint, thought it would stand the heat better, but alas no. Bring back red lead all is forgiven, may be toxic but can't taste it????
     
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