Baufix metal paint

  1. ronan

    ronan Member

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    I bought a can of baufix metal paint (2 in 1 laquer and primer) in Aldi a while ago. Went to paint an old bike seat base last night. The thing is i can still see the steel clearly through the paint. It is more like a lightly tinted laquer than a metal paint.

    Have i a duff pot of paint, or is it supposed to be like this ?
     
  2. monkeh

    monkeh Member

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    Did you mix it well? It seems to separate if left standing for a while and gets a clear oily skin on the top.
     
  3. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Yes i think so. I shook the can well before i opened it, including upside down. Opened the can and stirred it for at least 5 minutes. I might have to forget it and use epoxy and paint, but i didn't want to go through the hastle of getting the spray gun out.
     
  4. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I've used it and found it needs a couple of coats. I add the second after the first goes tacky and it does need a lot of stirring. Baufix is Lidl's make.
     
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  5. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Stirred it again, for ages, and it seems much better now. Is it any use this paint ?
     
  6. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I've painted stuff with it and it lasts well and doesn't chip easily from what I've used it for.
     
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  7. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    I've used the aerosols & found it very good for bits & pieces, I grab it whenever it comes in. I rate it.
     
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  8. Aerohead

    Aerohead Member

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    Baufix metal paints, spray and brush, have given me excellent results over four years now, top stuff at low prices.
     
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  9. steveo3002 Member

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    if you ever struggle to mix paint , chop up a coat hanger and put a Z on the end , cordless drill and whizz it up
     
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  10. ronan

    ronan Member

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    The seat pan turned out great, i would be tempted to use it for things like frames too, if its tough enough. Can it be thinned for spraying ?
     
  11. stalwart_hmlc

    stalwart_hmlc Member

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    Same here,found the rattle can stuff quiet good,the GALV/hammer stuff leaves a really nice finish
     
  12. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    I've used both the lidl and aldi paints for years, both the aerosol and tins and find it great. I mixed it with standard thinners and sprayed some car hubs and suspension arms a few years ago and it's still in great nick
     
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  13. Farside

    Farside Badly Welded Man

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    I've heard mention the recent Aldi paint (might have been on here) isn't as good as it was. I suppose their suppliers change from time to time.
    For spraying, to salvage a few Dexion shelves that had been outside and got rusty, I blended up a battleship / Dexion grey from Aldidl paint and sprayed it with ~20% white spirit out of a cheapy Lidl HVLP gun. It turned out fine, and has been part of my shelving for a couple of years now. It wasn't quick drying, but dried soon enough.
     
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