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    • awacko
    • By awacko 7th Feb 18, 1:43 PM
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    Hammerite or Arc-Rite paint ?
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    • 7th Feb 18, 1:43 PM
    Hammerite or Arc-Rite paint ? 7th Feb 18 at 1:43 PM
    I was planning to buy 5 litre Black of Hammerite hammer paint for about £50 to £60. But I notice that on ebay you can Arc-Rite hammer paint for £30 odd. I've never heard of this paint . Is it any good and is it a good alternative ? or can anybody suggest any other cheaper alternative that is decent.thanks
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    • missile
    • By missile 7th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
    Never heard of Arc-Rite. It may be as good or better?

    You should not need to re-paint any time soon. IMHO stick with what you know do it once and do it right. :-)
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 7th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
    The only Ark-Rite I know is the Arkwright in "open all hours" so maybe that and the price are clues!
    • elver man
    • By elver man 7th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:06 PM
    Arc-Rite Known more in the industrial paint and welding business than diy market, based in Lancs. I have had expeience with automotive coatings but not what you are looking for. Worth contacting direct to get a price.




    I recommend Hammerite (Hammered Finish) to my customers but as an alternative I use Rustoleum Hammertone


    Both are excellent but pricey, however its worth paying for good quality products
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    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 7th Feb 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:11 PM
    Wickes metal paint is quite good and cheaper than H.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 8th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:40 AM
    I think Hammerite has changed & is no where near as good as it was 10 years ago.......
    Possibly the EU have been fiddling with the composition of it ??
    HTH
    • awacko
    • By awacko 14th Feb 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 1:32 PM
    Thanks for all replies so far. Can anybody recomend any other cheaper alternatives ?
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