Paint recommendation for a daily user

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jscottt

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I needed to disassemble my snowblower to fix a seized drive cable and as I dug deeper into the machine I encountered a few more issues.
The result is that I have the chute and housing off as well as the impeller and augers.
I know it is late in the year but I cannot help thinking that I should put a coat of paint on the rusty/bare parts.

This won't be a full restoration and sandblasting isn't an option.
I've used a wire brush and flap disk in my grinder to clean up some the rust.
It is a 20yr old honda; there is pitting and my rust cleanup isn't perfect.
The previous owner damaged the bottom of the housing (typical shoeless Honda) and I'll likely repair/weld it next summer.
Nevertheless, I'd like a paint that will hold up to typical use. Any recommendations?
 

jscottt

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I needed to disassemble my snowblower to fix a seized drive cable and as I dug deeper into the machine I encountered a few more issues.
The result is that I have the chute and housing off as well as the impeller and augers.
I know it is late in the year but I cannot help thinking that I should put a coat of paint on the rusty/bare parts.

This won't be a full restoration and sandblasting isn't an option.
I've used a wire brush and flap disk in my grinder to clean up some the rust.
It is a 20yr old honda; there is pitting and my rust cleanup isn't perfect.
The previous owner damaged the bottom of the housing (typical shoeless Honda) and I'll likely repair/weld it next summer.
Nevertheless, I'd like a paint that will hold up to typical use. Any recommendations house painters in los angeles?
thanks in advance for any help
 

Ex-Calif

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Rustoleum primer on the bare metal and pretty much any automotive touch up spray can stuff from autozone or wherever.

As long as there is no loose scale the paint should stick pretty good. Especially important to use something like acetone wipe to get rid of any grease or other contaminants.

If you are really serious about it I am sure you can find a Honda touch up point on the web for an exact color match (sans fading effect - LOL) but I'm guessing Honda is fire engine red and you can find a good match off the shelf.

I am resto-modding a John Deere garden tractor and bought John Deere Green and Yellow color matched paints in anticipation of the reassembly.
 

Skookum

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Honda sells rattle cans of its signature red paint, as well as many aftermarket suppliers. Looks like it's an epoxy type paint for metal. I'd use that so you don't have to paint the whole thing.
 

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