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You silly boys. Although you've a point. I tend to wander around in my undies in the summer - the joys of living in California in a house without A/C...

 

(we shall now pause for a moment whilst certain members of this forum giggle like nine year old boys...)

 

As it happens, I've decided to paint it. What the hell. If I don't like it, I'll get busy with the paint-stripper. No worries. ;)

 

- Johanna

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Britgeekgrrl (Johanna),

Painting stainless can be tricky as most paints won't stick to it very well.

I would recommend sanding it thoroughly with a low grit paper or sandblasting it.

Clean and degrease completely with commercial degreaser or simple laquer thinner. This step can't be stressed enough. Of course make sure you are outside or wearing a proper solvent respirator.

Try to find a primer that is self-etching (perhaps from an auto-parts store), though I don't know if the self-etchers in aerosol cans are legal in CA anymore. If not, a quality oil-based automotive primer will do.

Prime in light dusting coats, allowing each coat to dry per the directions on the can. 3-5 coats is what we would use.

Once you get a good primer coat, you can pretty much apply any top coat you desire. Be warned though, once you can get paint to stick to stainless, it will tend to rust like normal steel where you sanded it. Use high quality paint if you can.

I hope this helps :)

 

(For my bona fides, I painted/restored cars, and other sorts of vehicles, for over six years).

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Thanks for the advice, Johnny!

 

As it happens, the Cluebat From Above has whomped me across the noggin, rather forcibly, and I won't be painting it, after all - but I'm definitely saving what you've said for future projects, as I've made a few horrible mistakes in my time...

 

(meanwhile, I reserve the right to cover up the supply company's brand name on the samovar with a colorful sticker or two...)

 

- Johanna

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Dang there are some sexy pics on this here thread. Rimmy, your shots are full-on glass porn and britgeekgrrl, nice save about not painting your treasure (new handles yes)! I'm looking for my dripper out here but it has not showed itself to me yet, shy spigotted thing.

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My very simple absinthiana and current absinthe collection.

 

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I've gotta say, that fountain has become my favorite to work with. It's easy to transport, easy to clean, and I'm not constantly worried that the glass will chip or break. And for the price, it's a no brainer to pick one up.

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I'm not constantly worried that the glass will chip or break. And for the price, it's a no brainer to pick one up.

 

 

Ya for the price I thought it would be rather thin, when it arrived I was shocked it was quite thick glass for the price.

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Thickest I've seen in a fountain.

 

I actually have been able to use the ice dispenser from the fridge to fill it up. I'd never dream of doing such a thing with any of my others.

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cool, the only thing I wish the taps werent plastic although its not too much of a biggie at the moment, I suppose I could always change them out if I wanted.

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I've thought the same thing, but it's never really bugged me too much. Mainly because they are easy to take out, so I can pack everything up easily when I want to bring it to a party or on vacation with me. I tried that with my girlie fountain and promptly broke 2 spouts, even though I'd taken great care to pack it.

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Yep it's a trooper. I agree the plastic spouts aren't the most elegant, but I figure I will use them until they break or leak and then replace them with some nice brass ones or something.

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I have the same fountain. Can't beat it for the price and it is heavy enough to use as a weapon. Maybe, one day, I will replace the plastic spigots. They work well enough for now.

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My only beef with that fountain besides the plastic spigots is how high they are on the fountain. I wish they were set near the bottom so there is less standing water. Less ice to put in if I don't feel like adding an ice cube directly to my drink.

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My only beef with that fountain besides the plastic spigots is how high they are on the fountain. I wish they were set near the bottom so there is less standing water. Less ice to put in if I don't feel like adding an ice cube directly to my drink.

These sort of decorative glass pebbles are sold in lots of places for use in floral arrangements, aquariums, etc. When the fountain is filled with ice water and gets all frosty on the outside, the whole fountain takes on a hazy luminescent green. looks great.

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