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Preparing surface for paint.

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If I do not have easy access to glass beading, would it be advisable to slightly etch the stainless steel surface with Naval Jello or Pepsi or other phosporic acid rust remover - or other suggestions - before applying the paint/enamel?

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Machine shops or starter/alternater shops will usually blast something for you at a price.

I don't recommend glass beads for painting. Glass beads only peen the metal, they don't rough it up enough. Blasting with aluminum oxide works best. It actually cuts the metal and gives the paint something to grab. I have seen guns painted after being glass beaded, and sometimes the cured paint will slide right off.

Good Luck,
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