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Old 08-25-2013, 08:06 AM
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I have several Niagara Superior Rotary Machines I'd like to clean and repaint. Pexto color has been discussed, but I've never seen Niagara brought up. Was Pexto more popular/available? Any info will be appreciated. John
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:11 PM
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Tinner john, I just purchased several gallons of macropoxy 646 fast cure epoxy and I want to call it Acrolon 218 urethane from S and W. I used it on a band saw I'm restoring, it is by far the best system of coatings I have ever used and will always use it from now on out. They don't give it away but it can be made any color you want and will outlast us I presume. It has to be sprayed at 7 to 9 mils wet and dries to about 5 mil. You can get a high gloss or medium, this pic does no justice.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:05 PM
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In my neck of the woods (northwest PA... Erie) it seems that the Niagara machines come up more often. Im not sure if this is b/c the proximity to Buffalo (100 miles) where the plant was located or just my luck. The Niagara bar folder I have was painted several times (last was green) but it looks as if a light gray was the original color. I also have used the SW epoxy for some wood working machines and like it very much (perfer it over their industrical alkyd paints).

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I did a quick search for Macropoxy and found its a Sherwin-Williams product. I'm going to talk to my local rep and get more info, since I want to paint my other machines (brake, lockformer, shear etc. ) Planning to build a new shop and would like to make everything pretty. John
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The macropoxy is just the base coat, it's a real nice product requiring mixing part a with part b, letting them sweat for up to 30 min depending on the weather. This stuff dries in 2 hrs and you can recoat in 4 hrs. depending on the weather. The Acrolon 218 is the finish coat and it is a beautiful high gloss finish, you cant go wrong with this stuff but it isn't a real user friendly product.They use this stuff on bridges and off shore platforms in a harsh salt water environment. It has a slight orange peel texture, just get with someone first before you spray as you can't (touch up) with the Urethane. I'm gonna be running this saw using a vfd and a 3 ph motor so I can have variable speed, with single ph 220 coming in.
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Nice saw, and shaper!
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Nice saw, and shaper!
I agree. Roofermarc do you spend any time on the OWWM sites? Those machines (and restorations) would be right at home there.


John, if possible try to get a buisness account with the SW people. I think I was able to get a pretty good discount on some of my purchases by doing so.


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Old 09-18-2013, 06:34 PM
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John, if possible try to get a buisness account with the SW people. I think I was able to get a pretty good discount on some of my purchases by doing so.


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Already have an account. SW has good people and paint, caulk, etc. Much nicer to deal with than the Big Box stores
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