Dayglow Senior Member Joined: 5 Oct 2007 Posts: 37 Location: Greenville, NC Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sun Jul 7, 2013, 5:59am Subject: Re: Silvia still rusting? v3
Not really. The chassis is still steel, but the body is stainless. Mine is already beginning to show some light oxidation and I am meticulous about keeping it clean and dry. I will probably strip the frame and prime and paint it when I get time to do a better job than the factory paint.
Nope.. If they go stainless this machines price will go way up. I have a Silvia and I plan to do a tear down in the future I will buy a new frame from Rancillio and rust painting it. 1 coat of rust paint will stop it from ever rusting. Also the finish is exactly the same as the OEM.
The frame of Silvia is very heavy (thick) Unless it had been rusting severely for a number of years, I would not replace it. Have it powdercoated. And I would do Ferrari red or burnt orange, or even a textured finish- in other words, something a bit different.
Thanks for feedback. I just picked up a lightly used V3 yesterday. And just got a pretty good shot this morning. I do need to upgrade my grinder, as I have a Maestro Plus Baratza......and it squeals like a pig on low settings. So I'm looking to get either the Preciso or Vario asap.
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