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Works a treat and still going.

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I ground back my brake drum fire with a grinder,put 3 coats of potbelly black over 3 days.let cure for a week then 3 small 5min burns and cool downs an all good.see photos.

Purchased in September 2021 for A$38.00.

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Lincoln wagner

Lincoln wagnerNorth Queensland, QLD

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Do not use this on a pot belly

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Followed the instructions. Had it sandblasted. Let it cure. Used gloves to move it. $60+ worth of paint and hours of labour down the toilet in one sitting. Absolutely gutted thought I had done something wrong so I googled the issue and it led me right here to everyone else having the same issues with this sham of a product.

Purchased in November 2021 for A$34.91.

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Peter K.

Peter K.Sydney, NSW

Wasted effort for no benefit

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I followed the instructions, and following painting left the slow combustion firebox for months to cure. As per the instructions, I initially lit a small fire, but the paint emitted clouds of smoke that produced a sore throat. I have now lit 8 or so fires, and it is still emitting fumes. Not only a complete wast of time, money and effort, but because of the fumes the fireplace can only be used with all the doors and windows open. A friend of mine has had a similar experience with this paint. Avoid this product like the plague.

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This paint doesn't work & its represented use false.

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Electrically wire brushed all carbon, old paint & rust off the stove with hire speed tool back to bare metal. Took days to do so. Went to Bunnings & asked for the correct product. Coated according to manufactures directions - several coats. Waited a month in warm weather for paint to cure - stove in shed & under cover whole time. Most of the (very dry) paint bubbled & fell off on the 1st slow fire being lit in stove. Don't waste your money, don't purchase so called stove paint, don't trust the advice given at Bunnings. This product is fraudulent in it's description - not suited to stoves at all!!!

Purchased in November 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$35.00.

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Scott

ScottCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

  • 3 reviews

Not even up to heat from a mild fire.

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Spend a lot of time cleaning and prepping a steel chiminea I'd made. Left over 24 hours to cure. A mild fire saw the paint bubble then crack and flake off. Now I gotta strip the whole lot! Not happy. Waste of $35 and a lot of time!

Purchased in May 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$35.00.

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Homer

HomerMurray Mallee, SA

No good

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I bought the 500ml tin, not the spray on. Did everything exactly as per the instructions, cleaned the pot belly with turps, sanded, applied at end of winter so it had months to cure, reheated it gently the first few times. And voila- it’s all flaked off, it stinks, and it’s achieved nothing. I’m very annoyed. Don’t waste your money!

Purchased in September 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$40.00.

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Absolute Rubbish

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I made a potbelly at tafe so was due to paint and fire it up... I purchased this product followed the instructions gave it 3 coats looked amazing I gave it a first firing just using off cuts of hardwood in the firebox started with a small amount and over the course of a few hours gradually building the heat up went really well... so the next day I purchased a chimney to place and light up hot coals followed the instructions with that got them red hot poured them into the fire pit area and placed more charcoal on top but within 10 mins all the paint inside and outside of the fire box area peeled off leaving behind bare metal it can not with stand the heat the charcoal makes rubbish paint!!!!

SteveH

SteveHSydney

Don’t Waste your money on this product.

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Date PurchasedMay 2018

Waste of my $s

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The product was bloody useless - blistered and flaked off - waste of money - from Bunnings going for a total refund and am totally disappointed it this product. Won't be purchasing again - should be fined for false advertising. Application was easy so why does it flake blister useless buyer be warned.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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Andrew

AndrewSouth East Queensland, QLD

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Looking good

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I used this on a cast-iron outdoor chimenea-style wood heater. The original finish had faded a bit as stored in the open without a cover. Very little preparation on my part as surface was in good condition and easy to apply following instructions. With the first use there were some fumes as noted in the instructions, but the surface is now well set and hardened and looking good. Only qualifier is that I'm pretty sure it wouldn't get anywhere near the temps of a potbelly stove, but no evidence of paint flaking, etc.

Date PurchasedAug 2016
Matt

MattLangwarrin

Pointless

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This product does not do what it claims to do. I followed all the instructions and the paint blistered and bubbled and I should have just left the pot belly how it was!! Spoke with the manufacturer... Apparently the instructions are wrong and you need to light three fires in the curing process. Don't waste your time or money with this product it will just cause you problems and the company won't back their product.

no good

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Blistered and bubbled and peeled off, its no good for potbellys at all,,, wasted my money on a product that dose not work,,, so dont waste your time or money,, ripppppppped off blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Tony

TonyPort Augusta

Anyone with half a brain knows 300 degree paint isn't even close to enough!!!!

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Fire in a potbelly can reach over 1000 degrees celsius if fed enough fuel.
Paint resistant to 300 degrees celsius isn't even close to good enough!!!!
I've used VHT exhaust paint & Handy Can Pot Belly Black on smaller potbelly heaters with good results but both failed on my larger outdoor 44 gallon drum heater.

Waste Of Time

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I followed the manufacturers directions, wire brushed, heated, then wire brushed, sanded and wiped down with a cloth soaked in turps then let it dry. Applied first coat, left for several days, slowly burnt in heater, no raging fires, blistered and peeled straight away! This product has caused me more work to get back to where I started so that I can use a product that works!!!

M white

M white

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Blistered and peeled

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Followed instructions blistered and peeled off first time. Beware don't use this product you are better of using exhaust paint has a higher temp rating

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Worked when others didn't

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Had tried using another product which bubbled the existing paintwork making the job much harder, as I then had to strip that section off. The self primer on the White Knight worked wonderfully (on a wood burner). The finish is excellent and the ease of application was great. My old woodburner looks like a new one.
Great finish, easy application, self priming meant not having to strip the existing paint.

Peeling Paint

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Painted a pot belly stove with this after it was sand blasted and wiped down with turps and tac cloths .spray painted 3 coats when it was dry . First fire that was lit made the paint peel off like paper on about 60 % of the stove, the rest just scraped of with a scraper when fire had cooled although there were bits that did'nt ( annoying ). Rubbish product
Picture on the can
does not do what it says on the tin,

Questions & Answers

Ematthews

Ematthewsasked

I painted my woodstove, and for the most part it looked great. In two small areas however, the paint wrinkled. I sanded it down to repaint and it only wrinkled again, however over a larger area.. Any suggestions?

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Andrew
Andrew

The usual causes of paint wrinkling are that the paint is applied too thickly or that the surface is contaminated by dirt, etc. I'd tend not to think its the heat when curing the paint as then it'd just flake off. You could sand and clean thoroughly with turps and apply several very thin coats, leaving a good time for drying in between.

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