Powder puff finish
Thanks to the skills of a welder who is a member of our small clay shooting club, we will soon have a number of new tubular-steel cages on our sporting layouts. As the cages will be out in the open all the time, what’s the best paint to use?
Mike says: I would have recommended Hammerite, but in recent years the manufacturers have “improved” the formula, possibly under pressure from the health and safety mob, and now I am not so sure.
If you can afford it, I would go for powder coating, which consists of covering the item with electrically-charged powdered paint particles, which are then baked for 10 minutes at 200 degrees C. You can find out who does the process locally through Google or the Yellow Pages – then hope that the boss of the company either goes shooting or would appreciate a free lesson!