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Newly painted stove getting grey areas??

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by mywaynow, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Painted my Defiant as part of an overhaul/rebuild. Used a stove paint from a home center after wire brushing the surface. It took well and seemed to cure fine, however after burning for a month, there are primer gray colored patches in spots where the heat is highest; doors and side where the exhaust is routed. Just poor paint? The stove has not been overfired at all. Ran the stove all year last year with no similar affects.

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  2. Agent

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    You might have gotten stove paint that wasn't rated for high enough temperatures. I think there are some Hi-Temp paints out there only rated for 750/800F?
    Either way, I wouldn't be surprised if hot spots develop on a normally operating stove.
  3. pen

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    was this spray on stuff or brush on? I've had bad luck w/ the spray on doing just this. Repainted the stove w/ brush on and it has been good for years now.

    pen
  4. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Spray on stuff.

    I see your using an NC30. How do you like it? Been entertaining going that route.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I used Stove Bright on the 30-NC to change the color before I installed it in 2006. Been hot a bunch of times and the paint looks like the day I sprayed it. Stove Bright is nasty acetone based stuff but is what a lot of the stove makers use. When I painted my old stove in the house with it a few years ago I was woozie for days. And it may explain my brain damage. :coolsmirk:
  6. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the explanation on your condition. I will keep that in mind for future posts.

    How do you like the 30NC?? Thinking of getting one as a cheaper option to the quad 5700.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Love it and wouldn't have any other.
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    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Is a realistic view to expect a reduction in wood use of 30% going from an older VC to the 30?

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