Pow­der puff fin­ish

Sporting Gun - - SHOOTING ANSWERS -

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!

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