Hi-temp paint on a stoker stove???

Hi-temp paint on a stoker stove???

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:50 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm busily giving my newly aquired Keystoker 90 direct vent a 'day at the spa'. OK, so it's more like a 'month at the spa'. It needs a lot of TLC. However, with much scraping and wire brushing, it's looking good.

Anyway, I'm deciding on a color to paint it, have no idea what's on there now (looks like a previous repaint), and wondering this: StoveBrite paint doesn't 'cure' until it hits 475F. That seems to be WAY hotter than the exterior of a stoker stove will ever get (unless the house is on fire), due to the convection fan and double wall construction.

So, if the paint never cures, will it look proper and be durable? How hot will a stove exterior really get at full burn and will a regular paint (Krylon, etc) work?

What does LeisureLine and Keystoker use on the factory paint jobs?

Thanks!

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:54 pm

Hi Chris,
We use Forest paint. (stovebright)
Jerry
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:58 am

Hey Chris, I have used Duplicolor 1200* ceramic exhaust coating paint for my stoves. I also used 500* engine enamel from Duplicolor on the front of my Alaska in the house, well already burned that off!

As Jerry said the Stove bright will work no problem! I had the sides of both the Magnum and the Alaska up to over 550* on several occasions during the subzero weather. And once the combustion fan slipped on the Magnum allowing a full grate of unburned coal to be lit up at once, it went over 750* with no issues except the paint burning off around the door!

Can't wait to see the pics of that new stove you are making out of an old one! :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:35 am

I would Go to an autoparts store, they have ENGINE ENAMEL or HEADER PAINT, usually good to over 500 Degrees. Lots of colors too!

I have the magnetic thermometer on the side of keystoker and it has reached the 500-550 degrees.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:11 pm

Paint it like this :lol: (Sorry, Jerry it was the first one I found on my HDD):
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PostBy: europachris On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:47 pm

Heh, my wife would just LOVE that one!
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:37 pm

What a bunch of b--- busters.
jer
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:02 pm

Here is the current pic of stove painted with 500* engine paint from the auto parts store after 6 months of use heating my whole house. Max temps were in the 550* to 650* range on the front of the stove. You can see the 1200* silver ceramic exhaust paint underneath and untouched.

So take Jerry's advice or use the 1200* paint! :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:18 pm

Thanks for the pic, Matthaus. I recall an earlier pic of your stove where it was all a nice blue.

I was worried more about where the stove would hit a high enough temp to actually cure the 1200F paint vs. where it wouldn't and if that would cause it to look unmatched between the cured and non-cured sections of the stove.

Yes, I know I'm being WAY to retentive about this topic. I just thought that if I go through all this work to refurb this stove, I want to make sure I put on a top class paint finish to get the icing on the cake. I'd also like to do a nice color vs. just boring black.

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:02 pm

VHT makes some very good Hi temp Paints available at most Auto Parts stores. Anywhere from 350-1500 Degrees.

Hope that helps.

Link:

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/sfID1/1/sfID2/12/productID/38
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

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