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Posted Sat Jul 6, 2013, 12:28pm
Subject: Silvia still rusting?     v3
 

Is the V3 fixed?  Are they using carbon steel still or have they gone to stainless?
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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.
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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 5:09am
Subject: Re: Silvia still rusting?     v3
 

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.
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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 7:19am
Subject: Re: Silvia still rusting?     v3
 

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.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 7:32am
Subject: Re: Silvia still rusting?     v3
 

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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