Jump to content
ADI Forums
Cellarguy

Should I powder coat my vessel?

Recommended Posts

Cellarguy    0

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.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
philstill    4

It would for sure not make it stronger. Just get some polishing compound and a strong power buffing : http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3MIndustrial/Abrasives/Products/~/Buffers-and-Polishers?N=7581724&rt=r3

I agree with Silk City about thermal stress. There are engine parts powder coated. But lots of failures too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×