Easy to reproduce (..as is also the ST 130 ) but it absolutely must be the right Paint Mixture....No singular off-the-shelf Paint is going to get it done....nor will doing it any other way than spraying it properly.``Dear All,
naively I tried to clean spots, probably from insects, off the screen and subsequently discovered the powedery surface is created by a coating... The Stewart rep said its not reparable, luckily found this forum and MississippiMan's posts, which gave me hope.
The ST 100 was mentioned is easily to reproduce. What paint would you recommend? I am located in Germany though.
Micro Texture is what is needed to prevent Hot Spotting (...especially on the ST 130 Clone ) and you get that by doing the application with multiple HVLP-applied Duster Coatings that gradually build up the overall coating.
Expensive? Hardly so considering what it is replacing and that size becomes almost a non-issue. Shipping in what you need from the US....been there and done that a great many times.
Germany is no issue....whatever the cost of the Paint, you'd add about $70.00 USD and you'd be set.
Let me say this....the original MississippiMud 1:1:1; was the application that was labeled a ST-130 Killer....all the back in 2003-2004. Things have only improved, so it's a given you'd get what your aiming for.
Here is the latest DIY version made from accessible components.
32 Oz. Rust-Oleum Whate Pearl
32 Oz. Dulux Light & Space Ultimate White "Matte"
32 Oz. Rust-Oleum Clear Matte Polyurethane
add to that:
12-16 Oz. Distilled or Filtered Water
Filter through a Nylon Mesh Paint Strainer Bag.
Apply it directly over the existing Screen....yep.....