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Forum topic by Luke2220 posted 09-26-2016 12:44 AM 309 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Luke2220

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09-26-2016 12:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blue jet jointer paint restore

I’m restoring a Jet jointer/planer that was produced in the early to mid 90’s. The problem I’m running into is matching the paint. Anybody know of a paint that matches the old Jet Blue color?

The closest color I can think of is the new light blue colored chevy pickup truck that are are out now.

Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 09-26-2016 12:48 AM

Can you take a small part that still has paint on it off? if so you can take that to the paint store and they can match it for you.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#2 posted 09-26-2016 12:49 AM

Find a spot that was un-touched. You can usually find a bit of the original color under the beds, behind machine batges and in other hidden spots. Then take it down to your local paint store and have them color match it. My local Sherwin Williams store hasn’t let me down yet. Otherwise, paint colors were rarely, if ever, consistent across machines and differed slightly from batch to batch – so ‘close enough’ would be pretty accurate.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 09-26-2016 12:16 PM

My local NAPA store not only matches colors, but they load spray cans, too!

Very handy, worth a look around your area. If you’re near a smaller NAPA, ask about the nearest location providing the service.

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#4 posted 09-26-2016 01:40 PM

The Ben Moore dealer used to do the spray can thing around here, very handy.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#5 posted 09-26-2016 01:56 PM

Take a chip or piece of the machine to the Sherwin-Williams store near you. They have a computer that color matches and does a rather remarkable job doing it.

I would guess you would want an oil based machinery paint, but they can color any of their products.

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#6 posted 09-27-2016 12:04 AM

I had to paint my riser block and blade guard to match my bandsaw. Went to Home Depot with the top cover and they did a pretty good match job.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Luke2220

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#7 posted 09-28-2016 12:15 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Woodchuck that bandsaw looks great! What kind of paint did you get, what did you cut it with for it to spray, what size needle did you use in the gun? Usually put either lacquer or polyurethane through my gun, never tried a paint before.

Not like I have a bunch of questions, just don’t want to have to a lot of goof ups when I start.

Oggie, thanks for the info, I’ll give my local Napa place a phone call. Might wind up doing this instead of getting the gun out.

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#8 posted 09-28-2016 02:13 AM

How awesome would it be to paint your entire house with power tools colors?

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#9 posted 09-28-2016 03:59 AM


Thanks for the replies.

Woodchuck that bandsaw looks great! What kind of paint did you get, what did you cut it with for it to spray, what size needle did you use in the gun? Usually put either lacquer or polyurethane through my gun, never tried a paint before.

Not like I have a bunch of questions, just don t want to have to a lot of goof ups when I start.

Oggie, thanks for the info, I ll give my local Napa place a phone call. Might wind up doing this instead of getting the gun out.

- Luke2220


As I mentioned, I only painted the riser block and long blade guard on the left. I used a brush, but it leveled out nicely. This is the paint I used. The guy even named the paint for me hahaha. Oh, and the paint is not Fridgidaire. Lol

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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dhazelton

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#10 posted 09-28-2016 11:36 AM

Latex won’t be anywhere near as durable as an oil-based enamel. But if it works for you at least it’ll keep the rust at bay.

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Cooler

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#11 posted 09-28-2016 12:33 PM

If there is even one spot of rust on the piece the water based finish will allow it to flourish. I tried latex on my baseboard heaters which were scuffed and rusty. The rust came back in months. The oil based paints have not suffered that problem.

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#12 posted 09-28-2016 01:17 PM

Oil-based enamel is the way to go. Take a sample to a good paint store and tell them what it’s for. If they’re worth their salt, they’ll give you the right paint and tell you how to cut it and spray it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Woodchuck2010

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#13 posted 09-28-2016 01:27 PM

The riser block and plastic guard were already painted, but in the current “JET” white color. I merely scuffed them up a little and then painted over them. If it were bare metal, I definitely would have used enamel paint. I think it’ll be ok.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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