franco b wrote:It looks like it might be peeling where furnace cement or fiberglass gasket was used.
freetown fred wrote:Yes, what franco said---I'd be real curious as to what furnace cement was used????????????? What it's base content was, it looks like whatever it is totally sealed the porous metal & prohibited the paint from soaking in-- just a hunch Josh--I don't think it will come out of the seams themselves, I'd do a lil wire brushing or whatever, to rough the areas up & repaint with something high temp just the effected areas
Makes sense ! I didn't think about that. Well I can tell you it wasn't rutlands used at least doesnt look like it. Doug over at Barnstable restored this for me and did an awesome job . I was just curious about it. I'm a huge fan of the Otey Hercules furnace cement William suggested! Amazing to use . Just wt it let caulk and you can smooth it out real nice. But it paints very well and I used it on the elbow and the piping and no pealing has occurred so I dunno what's up. Those are the hottest points too! Oh well not a huge deal .
I have another question for you guys as well. What is the best cleaning agent for the mica ? Someone suggested I cover it with aluminium foil at one point in time on here if I was burning wood to keep it clean. I tried cleaning a little with alcohol seems to work ok. It's gotten pretty black already.