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Old 07-28-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
Francis Palattao
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painting a kettlebell

I was just wondering if I can use any metal paint that I can get at a hardware store to paint my KB. I just hate the cheap grey color, I was thinking of just spray painting it black.

Thoughts on this? Will this affect the handle feel
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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Re: painting a kettlebell

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I was just wondering if I can use any metal paint that I can get at a hardware store to paint my KB. I just hate the cheap grey color, I was thinking of just spray painting it black.

Thoughts on this? Will this affect the handle feel
I would not paint the handle... we have some 'gloss' and some 'matt' bells at the gym, and the gloss ones get slippery.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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Re: painting a kettlebell

I would stay away from the Handle, you don’t want that ball slipping out of your hands. I have a glossy one and as the rep count gets higher the hands start to get slippery. To tell you the truth I wouldn’t paint it at all unless you want to paint you Affiliate logo or name on it. Who cares if it is gray, it probably looks better all gray than it would if it was painted a color and chipped!

Good luck with you decision, I would just leave it.

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Old 07-30-2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Re: painting a kettlebell

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I was just wondering if I can use any metal paint that I can get at a hardware store to paint my KB. I just hate the cheap grey color, I was thinking of just spray painting it black.

Thoughts on this? Will this affect the handle feel
If you want to paint it I would recommend using an appliance epoxy paint. You should allow it to cure for 24 hours and possibly give it two coats if you are trying to make is durable and look good. If you just want to touch it up quickly then use Fusion by Krylon. It is a very fast drying paint and is made for use on plastic so it bonds very well with a metal surface. We use it a lot on touch up type jobs.

Make sure you have a rough surface for the paint to bond with, scuff with low grit sand paper if necessary. It will change the feel on the handle so be sure to test it before you do all of them.

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Old 09-13-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
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Re: painting a kettlebell

I painted my Kettlebell with many, many coats of Rustoleum High Performance Enamel. It was the strongest enamel I could find, but it still chips on occasion. Anyway, the finish looks great, and with a little bit of chalk and some willpower, you can hold on to just about anything
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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Re: painting a kettlebell

Just going to throw my vote behind what Noah and David said. Make sure you give it a good once-over with some sandpaper and wipe off the dust before going to town.
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