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UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 16th, 2013, 7:44 pm

Do you all just use regular paint on your UDS builds or is high temp paint a must?

The "Pig Digger" is well on its way.




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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » November 16th, 2013, 8:30 pm

I've used both


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Post by Mmmmm » November 16th, 2013, 8:34 pm

I don't plan to run over 275 ever so hopefully normal paint is OK. I have a theme.



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Gizmo » November 16th, 2013, 9:54 pm

NAPA engine enamel is good and lots of colors available compared to true high-temp manifold paint…. :D


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UDS paint question

Post by The Czar » November 16th, 2013, 10:59 pm

I think you'll be okay....I painted R2D2 with regular paint and he has been up to 350 before....


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 16th, 2013, 11:04 pm

Since I am almost a full time backhoe operator, "Pig Digger" is going to be a Case heavy equipment theme. I will likely be going to the Case dealer and getting rattle cans of their industrial paint. If it holds up on their engine blocks I think it'll handle these temps.



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » November 17th, 2013, 9:37 am

Make sure to post pics of your build


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 17th, 2013, 12:35 pm

:points:


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Smokeone » November 18th, 2013, 4:39 pm

I used tractor enamel on one and it has held up fine. I used Case red on my pellet cooker and it has held to 450.


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Re: Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 21st, 2013, 10:53 pm

Clover Ridge Smokers wrote:Make sure to post pics of your build
Alright... finally got a chance to work on this thing a bit more.

BTW I've decided to change the name to "Rib Digger".

Exhaust pipe and fake intake precleaner...
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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 21st, 2013, 10:56 pm

Aside from our Case backhoe we also have a Kubota mini excavator. Today a local mechanic shop gave me this little drum so it'll soon be my Kubota theme.
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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Big T » November 21st, 2013, 11:13 pm

:LG:


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 22nd, 2013, 7:28 am

:LG:


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » November 22nd, 2013, 7:43 am

Very impressive. Can't wait to see them painted up.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 23rd, 2013, 2:58 pm

Brackets for side shelves.

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 23rd, 2013, 8:07 pm

ImageOne side shelf complete.
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Post by Big T » November 23rd, 2013, 8:24 pm

:LG:
What are the other holes for that are on the line ?


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 23rd, 2013, 8:30 pm

Cooking grates.

Does it look like a heavy equipment theme yet?



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Big T » November 23rd, 2013, 10:11 pm

It's getting there with the stack, intake and shelf but I think you can really pull it off with a good paint job.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Gizmo » November 24th, 2013, 6:17 am

That shelf looks good! :kewl:
I've been thinking about something like that on my past builds - just never tried it.
You make it look easy.
Now all it needs is a warning sign; "NO STEP" on it somewhere just for a laugh….. :D


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Smokeone » November 24th, 2013, 8:37 am

Now that's a shelf! Definitely got the heavy look down. This is looking awesome. :beer:


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » November 24th, 2013, 10:23 am

Thanks, guys. I wanted to have this done in time for the Thanksgiving turkey but it's looking doubtful. I had to cut back on my ideas because I'd never get done but I thought I could put wheels on it off of an old garden tiller that had traction tires and then make some fake out riggers for the front feet with little fake hydraulic cylinders.

Also, for the vertical riser would a section of actual hydraulic hose give the food a rubber taste? What do you all think?



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Rodcrafter » November 24th, 2013, 8:13 pm

Yep, you fit right in. Left to our own creating ideas, we would never get anything finished. Some times less is "more finished".


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