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So here is the big one...........!

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I do like to cause trouble :shock: so here is the question that everyone loves to hate :roll:

 

I am going paint the GMC and I am going to start to rub it down this week.

 

So........here it is;

 

WHAT SHADE OF GREEN DO I USE TO PAINT IT!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

 

Let the debate begin but be quick as I want to get on with it :wink:

 

Cheers

 

 

Jack.

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Jack, It's not just the colour, remember too... the luster factor.

 

Now this week I shall be mainly using;

 

a/. Lusterless

 

b/. Semi Luster

 

c/. Full Luster

 

d/. A little bit glossy

 

e/. Quite a lot glossy

 

f/. Really really shiny.

 

delete as appropriate.

 

Hey It's YOUR party..... YOU choose.

 

 

Karoshi

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Take a piece, glovebox lid etc with some original paint left on it to your local automotive paint supplier & get them to match it. Worked for me. :D

 

All the best

Tim

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Hi Jack,

this could be detirmined by what unit you are going to portray the vehicle as, as there are different shades of olive drab :shock: may be a sample (of paint) to many of the suppliers (see milweb) could assist.

Or paint it german ordanance tan for those Bovvy week ends :wink:

mien fuhrer.

 

Ashley

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I took the horn button to pieces and looked under the ring that holds the horn in place ( it has two screws) and it a dark green gloss.

 

Karoshi, what was yours......?

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I would go the paint factors route, they can scan anything and get it spot on, if you intend to brush paint it make sure you let them know , as they can add a brushing agent that makes it easier to apply .

 

 

Tim (No 1)

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Hi Tim 1

 

I do intend to hand paint it over a period of time but what was 1944 paint? Everyone says something different :twisted:

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I had mine painted with original spec paint after the accident and it looks OK but it takes a long time to harden.

I am led to believe it fades more than modern spec paint so it is harder to touch in at a later date.

 

Tim(1)

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we painted our Bedford in an airdry matt enamel which was easy for home painting as it dries fairly quick.

Any decent paint supplier should be able to mix it up in whatever shade you require.

it is not super shiny as it is a matt but it does age nicely

bristoldocks002.jpg

 

if you do want a shine for a particular event a bit of babyoil or wd40 ( and i mean a bit) rubbed in with a lint free cloth works pretty ace

jersey.jpg

this was painted about 3/4 years ago.

We have also found that the small rollers from wilkinson 2 for about £2.00 are excellant for a smooth paint job. the rollers are only about 4' long & are more of a solid sponge than a soft sponge.

Cheers

berni

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yes it is.

It has been a great little show but sadly they will not do any more so we are lead to believe.

have you been to the 1940's events there?

cheers

Berni

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on the inside of my cab, under layers of paint that is peeling off the green is a real deep 'bronze green' and it is very high gloss.......a bit like Bernis truck, what date would this be from and why such a high gloss?

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Berni that is a cracking idea about the rollers as I am going to hand paint it!

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yes it is.

It has been a great little show but sadly they will not do any more so we are lead to believe.

have you been to the 1940's events there?

cheers

Berni

 

Yes kind of,.... I was born in Bristol and the last '40's event I attended was arranged by the Luftwaffe.

 

Karoshi

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Is that the original paint with the lead in it?

I thought that was verboten by HSE.

 

I had mine painted with original spec paint after the accident and it looks OK but it takes a long time to harden.

I am led to believe it fades more than modern spec paint so it is harder to touch in at a later date.

 

Tim(1)

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So where can I buy the paint from.............when I have made up my mind? Or has anyone got gallons of the stuff in their garage?

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