View single post by Steve Stephens
 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2012 06:07 am
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Steve Stephens

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Mike, there is some information about black japan on the internet and recipes to make it. I don't know anyone who does japan although one member was trying to get into doing it. Turns out that it's harder than he thought it would be to do.

You will see japan on all kinds of older cast iron from tools to other objects. It's very durable and quite thick giving a nice solid coating over the rough cast iron. Emerson, R&M, Westinghouse, and many other fan companies used japan on their cast iron motors. I don't think you are likely to find anyone doing japan on fans, at least not the quality job put on the originals. Too bad as it's a great coating.