Warner Swasey #2 automotive-style paint job done, machine tuned up and running!
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    Default Warner Swasey #2 automotive-style paint job done, machine tuned up and running!

    I figured some of you would like to see this! I performed a cosmetic restoration of the Warner Swasey #2 lathe that I bought at auction earlier this year. The PPG OMNI epoxy primer and urethane paint have held up REAL good! Lots of help from my PM friends on the particulars of this machine and required reading material, thankful for you all!

    Before:
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    Ready for paint:
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    After:
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    Full write-up from my blog (with video:
    Warner Swasey #2 Paint Job and Demo - Making with Metal

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    Good job mate.
    Nice to see another ex auto body guy here. 2K is great for coating up machines, I brush painted mine in a Lecher truck line, no primer required, just scuff/degrease and slap it on.

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    Nice! I recall using 2K clearcoat...

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    Nice to see an old war horse looking this good. I have a #3 that is still in its work clothes. Runs sweet though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biolog View Post
    Nice to see an old war horse looking this good. I have a #3 that is still in its work clothes. Runs sweet though!
    Thanks! #3, that's a nice machine!


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