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How to prepare and paint aluminum chassis or project boxes so that the paint will adhere permanently.
AUDIO AMATEUR 5/1984 [Oct 1984] (v.15#5) pg. 43
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1985 [Jul 1985] (v.16#3) pg. 56

Low-cost and easy method to adhere spray paint to aluminum "BUD" boxes.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1988 [Oct 1988] (v.19#4) pg. 48

Tips on cleaning and repainting metal lawn furniture.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Mar-Apr 1990 (v.21#2) pg. 16

How to paint on hammered tin (or other metal surfaces).
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1993 (v.20#3) pg. 8

Tips on how to paint metal hardware on kitchen cabinets to match woodwork trim color.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1997 (v.24#4) pg. 10

Tips on repainting metal railings, mailboxes, light fixtures, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #92 Jun 1966 (v.16#3) pg. 30

Repainting a decorative wrought iron railing is illustrated in photos.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 29

Tips on repainting a steel garden shed (storage shed).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 50

Tip on refinishing badly pitted tools with aluminum paint and clear lacquer, shellac, or boiled linseed oil to give the appearance of having been replated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 17

Painting metal. Tools and techniques demonstrated in three common projects (metal siding, radiators, steel railing).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 69

Tip: Black hardware (hinges, latches, bolts, etc.) are easily achieved using gun blueing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 14

How to prepare and paint the natural aluminum frames on storm windows, screens, doors, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 22

Antiquing hardware. Readily available, inexpensive hinges and pulls can be turned into classy accents for your furniture. Instructions for patinating both brass and steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Tip on repainting a rusting foam-filled steel door.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 86

Tip on "pickling" and painting galvanized metal.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 60

How to apply a stipple finish on metal, that pebble-grained texture that is often found on power tools, typewriter cases, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 34

Restoring metals. (1) How to buff metalware and (2) How to color metals with chemicals.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 87

Applying antique finishes to gold, silver, and copper jewelry.

Aerospace metals. Working with exotic metals (niobium, tantalum, titanium) in jewelry. How to do both bath anodizing and brush anodizing.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1987 (v.41#5) pg. 36

Use gun-bluing to apply professional looking finishes to iron and steel products and also to tatoo and mark metal objects.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #440 Jan 1965 (v.61) pg. 96

TLC for metalwork. Tips on cleaning and repainting outdoor metalwork, such as decorative garden furniture.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 136

Tip: How to paint galvanized metal
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1979 (v.7#8) pg. 95

Tip: Painting galvanized metal.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1979 (v.7#9) pg. 107

Cast iron. Part 1. Rust removal, painting and minor repairs. How to restore and maintain ornamental ironwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 13

Painting galvanized metal.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 10

Advice on cleaning and painting ornamental cast ironwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 20

Advice on surface preparation and painting techniques for galvanized sheet steel pre-fab building fronts (circa 1880's).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 16

Tip: Proper way to paint aluminum, copper, or galvanized screens.
PARENTS HOME Jul 1981 (v.5#9) pg. 58

Hot dip galvanizing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1963 (v.119#4) pg. 190

Use your lathe to color inlay metal parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 170

Professional tips on painting outside masonry and metal surfaces.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 84

Tip: How to make attractive designs on metal or plastic by chucking a pencil in a drill and using the eraser to make the design.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1979 (v.152#6) pg. 92

This tool chucked in a drill press makes polished designs in metal and plastic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 133

How to pick the right paint for the job. Metal finishes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1965 (v.187#2) pg. 142

Chemical coloring of metals.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1966 (v.188#2) pg. 124

Instant finishes protect metals in your home, shop, car. A look at some of the new spray-on, dip-in and swab-on metal finishes, including plastic coatings, zinc-rich finishes, clear sprays, graphite coatings, anodizing or blackening finishes and rust-converter solutions.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1976 (v.209#2) pg. 74

Basic metal finishes. Advice on sanding, buffing, painting, coloring, etc.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 3

Engine turning (damaskeening). Using a drill press and rubber bonded abrasive sticks to apply decorative swirls to polished metal.
PROJECTS IN METAL Aug 1989 (v.2#4) pg. 22

Engine turning, damascening, damaskeening, and mottling. The art of decorating metals with an overlapping pattern of swirls produced by a rotating abrasive disc.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #261 Apr 1998 (v.22#9) pg. 7

Machine turning (or burnishing) of aluminum for embellishment or decoration. The resulting effect is best associated with the "Spirit of St.Louis" aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1996 (v.45#3) pg. 99

Tip on preparing an old metal surface for painting with acrylics.
TOLE WORLD #113 Nov-Dec 1991 (v.15#6) pg. 41

Tip on preparing the surface and painting galvanized metal.
TOLE WORLD #127 Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 27

How to apply Hammerite, the paint many machinery manufacturers use on their tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 14

Report of extensive tests to determine the correct paint for galvanized steel.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 8

How to refinish weathered metal. Includes section on cleaning hand tools.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 14