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Should I powder coat my vessel?

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I'm new to distilling. I bought an old copper pot distiller. The pot is in good condition. But, being nudged away in some old cellar for too long, there are a lot of scratches and blackening. I was thinking on polishing, but then my elder brother recommended me an electrostatic powder coating service for painting the copper. He said that the coating the exterior will strengthen the pipes. I'd like to get more information on this.  I'd appreciate your suggestions.  

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That's called character.  Put in some hard work, you can get it looking great without resorting to coatings.  Me?  I'd be concerned the thermal stresses on the powder coat bond from the temperature cycling would cause it to prematurely crack and chip, which would have that still looking absolutely awful.

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you would have to clean the copper to powder coat it anyway, this would probably be done by blasting, most blasting media will weaken the copper.

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