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("David G. Bell") wrote:
>On Thursday, in article
> email@example.com "Neil Paxman" wrote:
>> Thanks. And is there a name for the off white colour of the present livery?
>"Limestone", if I remember right.
>It used to be that Halfords sold coach paint, another sort of brush-on
>paint for getting a good-quality finish. Any brush-painting needs a bit
>of practice to get good results.
Indeed, there is a small learning curve.
>Austin's "tractor enamel" is the sort of paint which you can get at an
>agricultural machinery dealer. Likely my skill had a lot to do with it,
>but it may not give as good a finish. I don't recall seeing matches to
>Land Rover colours, but if you want something a bit different...
Tractol is another derivative of Tekaloid which is just as good, the
only difference AFIAK is Tractol enamel is used on Tractors which
require a less prestigious finish than carriages do were the finish
dries a little faster.
Hammerite is not as good as is used to be, They've removed some of the
original paints properties.
>On the aluminium bodywork you need to use a suitable primer.
Yep, an etch primer usually called acid etch, so called because it
etches into the aluminium surface creating a superb key for subsequent
Aluminium is an oily material which is why it requires this additional
primer to privide maximum adhesion.
>Now, can somebody point at the painting FAQ before I make a complete
>fool of myself?
You're quite correct so far :)
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