Painting stainless steel...

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,268 Senior Member
    Ok, now WHY did I know you had actually thought this through :uhm:
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,512 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Bigger space. You'd want my face full size. The fridge is too narrow. The oven window would mess up the picture

    How about a life-sized picture of you in those bike shorts on the fridge?
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Ok, now WHY did I know you had actually thought this through :uhm:

    I'm a thinker.
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    Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    RugerFan wrote: »
    How about a life-sized picture of you in those bike shorts on the fridge?

    This idea has merit. BUT, it would need to be on the side of the fridge to get the full effect. I'm assuming of course the fridge is a side by side style.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,255 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I vote for Alumahyde. Coyote would look GREAT!:cool2:

    And get the stencils to do it in digital camo
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,553 Senior Member
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Sell them, buy new.
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  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 336 Member
    Epoxy paint is very durable after adequate surface prep but you have to mask off the controls.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,668 Senior Member
    Krylon FUSION. It's a special paint and comes in a good selection of colors. It was designed to stick to plastic, so stainless should NOT be an issue.

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,268 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    And get the stencils to do it in digital camo
    Oh HELL yeah!!!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,416 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »

    Thar you go, I figured something like that was out there and a handy woman or her obeying husband can swap it out to their hearts content!
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    Contact paper.

    Comes in wood grain, avocado, etc... All the popular colors.


    Easy to apply... Peel and stick !
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,637 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Sell them, buy new.

    Craigslist!

    D
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »

    I like the name of her channel. "Everything's better with Ginger".
    God bless leggings, and Bose noise canceling headphones.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,553 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Craigslist!

    D

    Yeah, I agree with that. If your appliances are fairly new and in very good condition you should be able to sell them quickly for enough cash to soften the blow of buying new. It seems that stainless and black are popular finishes lately. Wifey and I prefer white.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Not to me, but Zorba's a bit hard-headed on how he thinks things should look and be.

    Now here's somebody who actually gets me! :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    :rotflmao:

    THAT is the funniest thing I've read in a looooooooooooooong time!!!!!!

    What makes it funnier is there is an element of truth to it! :roll2:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 1,998 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    unless you have painted (competently) before, or, if you really don't care what it looks like so long as it's not 'stainlessy' DO NOT PAINT IT YOURSELF!

    Frankly, I feel there is less heartache and angst in just replacing the units in question.

    If you MUST paint it yourself, get thee to an automotive refinish supply store, post haste! They will walk you through it, step by step as well as pointing you to components that will actually work together.

    Surface prep will be key. This cannot be overstated. You WILL have to rough up the surface to be painted (probably with 240 grit, then 480) followed with a THOROUGH cleaning of the sanded surface with a prep solvent. Followed by another. And another. Because of it's composition, stainless presents adhesion problems just by it's very nature, so overkill inn the prep department is the order of the day.

    Anybody can paint stainless. Few will do it correctly.

    There are special (read expensive) etching primers for use on Stainless & Galvanized metal. Skipping this step can lead to top coat failures eventually. Especially on surfaces that get hot. Good luck Bud. I would learn to like them myself or swap them out as previously stated. At least you don't have 50's/60's aqua, orange, avocado or PINK....oh, wait.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Our bid was accepted - I hope they realize they lost money because of their fugly appliances. I'll probably end up swapping them out with one of the rental units as its really sounds like painting them correctly would be a nightmare and probably almost as expensive as just ****canning the damn things. We like black - but may go white this time as the cabinets are rather dark. It also has one of those stupid stove pipe exhaust fans (in STAINLESS, of course) that wastes space (no cabinets) and results in no microwave over the stove (more wasted space). That'll probably be the first project, tear that stupidity out - then I get to try to match the cabinets.

    I'm still holding out hope that I can re-skin, but I'm not holding my breathe...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,084 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    no microwave over the stove.

    Isn't that a good thing? Who puts an electronic controlled device over a heat source on purpose?
    :drool:
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,162 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    It also has one of those stupid stove pipe exhaust fans (in STAINLESS, of course) that wastes space (no cabinets) and results in no microwave over the stove (more wasted space). That'll probably be the first project, tear that stupidity out - then I get to try to match the cabinets.

    I'm still holding out hope that I can re-skin, but I'm not holding my breathe...


    That would be the first thing that I did also, I mean, what kind of an idiot would want to exhaust smoke, and odors, and airborn grease when they can disperse it throughout the interior of their home.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    That would be the first thing that I did also, I mean, what kind of an idiot would want to exhaust smoke, and odors, and airborn grease when they can disperse it throughout the interior of their home.

    We're not communicating - microwaves include an exhaust fan to the outside, every house I've had in the last 25 years has had one.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,255 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I like the name of her channel. "Everything's better with Ginger".
    God bless leggings, and Bose noise canceling headphones.

    Just watched that, and I know one thing with certainty- she has tried to stab someone with a pair of crafting shears at least once.

    That there is the definition of redhead crazy
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    I'd like to see how she liked some tungsten carbide.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,255 Senior Member
    Lol
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,268 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »

    Adorable!!! Good to see Buffy got his own YouTube channel. He looks good with long hair
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  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 120 Member
    zorba wrote: »
    We're not communicating - microwaves include an exhaust fan to the outside, every house I've had in the last 25 years has had one.

    if you did not build the house and put the piping in , that microwave is recycling the air back into the kitchen.
    better off having the microwave do one thing and get a real hood to do the other.
    Been in lots of kitchens and the best ones have separate devices.
    Besides thats what Im doing in the next house.
    But then I will have 9 foot ceilings and cabinets floor to ceiling in a 12 by 12 kitchen.
    More then enough space.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 14,045 Senior Member
    KMT2 wrote: »
    Been in lots of kitchens and the best ones have separate devices.
    My range rood has a 1200cfm exhaust fan. The actual fan itself is outside on the wall with a 10" electronically dampered circular duct in between. In addition, I got another 8" dampered duct that opens to the HVAC make up from the outside to allow proper air flow. When I get a smoking hot cast iron skillet going and blacken a piece of fish, all that smoking cayenne pepper gets vented outside so I don't feel like I was maced.

    Zorba-- Here is a kitchen that serves your needs. Cute, but completely useless for the task...
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,653 Senior Member
    98% of houses built here have either a worthless range hood, or, a combination worthless range hood/microwave. Why do I say worthless? They aren't piped outside. They simply recirculate smoke.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,288 Senior Member
    KMT2 wrote: »
    if you did not build the house and put the piping in , that microwave is recycling the air back into the kitchen.
    All the ones I've been involved with were piped to the outside - BUT - that may have been because the microwave wasn't original equipment - they were put in to replace a stand alone hood. I did one, the previous owner did another. As will be the case here.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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