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    Q lid repaint

    I did them both at the same time, mine first which has issues. I took mine back to bare metal and the majority of the other. They were both washed in soapy water, rinsed, left to dry and then I wiped them over with acetone. I then primed, sprayed and glossed mine and then did the other one...
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    Q lid repaint

    My colleague has been using the Q I painted with the same engine enamel and his is fine. There must have been issues with the prep of my lid as mine has pitting. Here is my colleagues lid [/url]EBCC6435-5190-435A-9F76-2564DB79C038 by Liz Quentin, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Q lid repaint

    I will check with my colleague that received the other one I upcycled to see how his paint is doing , he collected it in the week and had it fired up on Friday.
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    Q lid repaint

    I used this paint as the higher temperature paints in the UK I didn’t really like, nothing very fancy!! https://www.vhtpaint.com/high-heat/vht-engine-enamel It has been fine the only issue I seem to have is that I may have still had some liquid on the lid before I started painting as it has...
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    Q lid repaint

    I am not sure if the tyres will hold the paint as it’s high temp. I might give it a go tomorrow:)
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    Q lid repaint

    This is the Q200 that I have upcycled for a work colleague. I wiped boiled linseed oil to the plastic black trim on the cart and Q frame to bring the colour and shine back. 2DDD6F84-FF6D-48BE-9D63-EE5B438EC5D9 by Liz Quentin, on Flickr
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    Q lid repaint

    Thank you. I am really pleased with how it has turned out. But I have now decided that the base needs a coat of black paint to smarten it up!!
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    Q lid repaint

    I used a wire cup brush on my handheld drill but the old coating was flaking in places so it was quite easy. I then went through the sandpaper’s to make sure it had no scratch marks.
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    Q lid repaint

    Here is the before, all ready for painting 9F83BBB2-DD04-40D2-B0AC-D35CA7585091 by Liz Quentin, on Flickr I made a stand to sit the lids on so I could spin them for painting AE30606B-30DB-40F3-94BE-B018E1140058 by Liz Quentin, on Flickr
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    Q lid repaint

    Thanks all, this is Pontiac Blue. To me, I would describe it as baby blue. The cream colour on the cart is bugging me so I might have to see if I can use the engine enamel paint to match or find a matching blue for plastics……
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    Q lid repaint

    I have cleaned, wire brushed the flaking finish and sanded all over the lids so I could paint with high temp engine enamel. I have done a Q200 for a work colleague and the Q220 for me. The lids did have a bit of pitting, but they look 100 times better than what they did! Here is mine all...
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    Gas go anywhere bbq

    I was scrolling through the local Facebook selling page when I saw a Weber go anywhere gas bbq for £15. A few people had commented but I sent the lady a message and it was still available :) she lives a 5 minute drive away from me so I have just picked it up, it has been used once since 2017 all...
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    New to me 22 inch kettle

    Thanks :) I have another two Q lids to paint once the colours have been decided!
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    Q lid repaint

    Thanks Bruce. The colour chart came through the list today so decisions.. Bruce, how many cans of paint do you use to cover your lids ?
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    Q lid repaint

    Thanks Bruce. I need to order from the UK and have found these paints in lots of colours https://www.forstoveglass.co.uk/stoveglass/Stove_Bright_High_Temperature_Stove_Paint.html And they go up to 1200f so should be ok. I have ordered a paint chart to really see what the colours are like ��
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    Q lid repaint

    The lids do need painting, the coating has come off in quite a lot of places. I am going to keep the Q220 and paint it this colour!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VHT-SP756-HOT-PINK-ENGINE-ENAMEL-PAINT/382471636995 The Q200 I am gifting to a work colleague and I think he wants green :( This is...
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    New to me 22 inch kettle

    I am not sure which bits it should have but yes, the grate is missing!
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    New to me 22 inch kettle

    Thank you, I will take a look at that site 😁 I already thought that the handles could be changed and as it happens I am pretty nifty with wood so once I take the old ones off I will make some new ones myself. This is my first bandsaw box I made! 9AD654B6-C6BF-422E-BC64-DD62EA56479D by Liz...
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    Q lid repaint

    There is a guy that does powder coating but does it matter if it on the inside of the lid as well?
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    New to me 22 inch kettle

    A green kettle was advertised for free on one of the local facebook pages and seeing that it is winter it not a very popular item! Thinking ahead to the summer and that I might like to try cooking pizzas I went and collected it. It’s rather dirty, has a small dent on the lid and one of the...

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