Smokey Grey Engine Paint

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halifaxgroup
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Smokey Grey Engine Paint

Post by halifaxgroup »

I have a can of original Lustreless Blue Drab paint. It was never opened when received. I have spent no less than 4 months and after 4 attempts to replicate, I have been successful. It will be available in 12 oz. spray cans within 30 to 45 days.

It is dead on to the original WWII paint I have and is much darker and grayer than what is currently available.

I expect to have a number of pictures and a full description on the "Research" page of my website within a few weeks. http://www.tm9ordnance.com

I have also been able to match the Dodge smokey grey paint used on the engines. This paint is 2k paint and will be very expensive. I would like to get an idea of interest before I undertake production. I would limit production to 5 gallons total, and only sell it in quarts. This paint requires a reducer and catalyst. It is mixed at an 8:6:1 ratio. One quart of paint, one quart of reducer, and one half pint of catalyst is enough to do a little more than 2 complete engines, maybe 3 total. For all 3 components it could run as high as $130. This is only an estimate but close. I have decided to do this now rather than later because this particular line of paint is slowly being discontinued in the US and I expect that within 2 years this option will be gone. Let me know if you guy’s are interested. If only 3,4 or even 8 respond positively, I will assume “No Go”. I will try to get some images of a painted engine on the website as well. Paul
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Post by rgus »

Can you make that smoke grey high temp. If so I would be interested
halifaxgroup
Technician 4th Grade
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Paint

Post by halifaxgroup »

This smokey gray paint is well suited for engines and is the absolute best quality available anywhere in the US. I have only received two PM's, so I can assume there is no interest for now. Paul
1944 WC-51
1944 WC-62
1943 M-20
G-518 Ben Hur
1943 352 CCKW
M-55 Quad Mount
1942 WC-53 Carryall (Not running)
1943 Water Ben Hur (Needs total restoration)
1944 M-14 Directors Trailer