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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Painting Stainless Steel

Anyone successfully paint stainless steel? (CJ hinges in this case.) I've read everything from hitting it with a scotch brite pad, to 200 grit sandpaper, to wiping it down in a mild acid solution. I've even heard Easy Off oven cleaner would work to give the paint something to stick to.

I'd like to hear what you used successfully. Thanks!

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There is really no difference in painting mild steel and stainless..most think its a different situation because alot of stainless parts are polished so they always "assume" its just as hard to paint and keep it on there as a chrome finish...but it is not...

if it's polished..hit it good with a 220 grit to get give it a good adhesion surface and go about painting it with a good primer and top coat as you would anything else...
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Sounds good. Thanks for your response!
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