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lieutenantdan

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760 days ago

Ok guys and girls. Here are pictures of my Ridgid 4511 cabinet ready for powder coating. What color would you pick if it was yours?? I ordered new peel and stick logos from Ridgid.

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RussellAP

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#1 posted 760 days ago

Royal Blue

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jdmaher

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#2 posted 760 days ago

Black

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#3 posted 760 days ago

Why not Ridgid Orange? At least for the main body. For the legs, something lighter to contrast? I know it’s not very original, but if you were to sell the tool in the future, the color (plus the logos) would reassure the buyer of the brand

Like this

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Woodenitbenice

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#4 posted 760 days ago

If it was mine I’d go dark green. But I guess you will probably get a dozen or more different suggestions.

-- Bill--Genuine, verified, certified, card carrying amateur at just about everything.

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lieutenantdan

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#5 posted 760 days ago

Ridgid Orange!!! #*#*$$##@!!!!!!!

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#6 posted 760 days ago

I’m resto-modding an OLD DeWalt GA radial arm saw … went to the Local Sherwyn-Williams Store and found a line of Marine-Industrial Coatings they sell. It’s a 2-part epoxy type urethane … they call it “The 4000 Series”. Anyway, I settled on a color they call “Graphite” ... it’s kind of like a metallic black. All of the knobs/levers/handles I did in a nearly black gun blue solution … should look nice when finished. Anyway, the S-W rep. says this stuff is at least as durable as powder coating, and is even better on items left out in the weather, since it is a Marine Coating. We’ll see.

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BobM001

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#7 posted 760 days ago

I’d do it in JET BLACK with a BIG #3 on the side! Call the saw “The Intimidator”! LOL!

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 759 days ago

Midnite blue. :D

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Richard

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#9 posted 759 days ago

For my two pennies – I would stick with Ridgid Orange.

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HalDougherty

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#10 posted 759 days ago

I like the Ridgid orange color on my bandsaw. It’s a nice contrast to the rest of my tools.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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lieutenantdan

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#11 posted 758 days ago

Ok. I delivered the cabinet to the powder coating place this morning. Man, you can get any color under the sun. I went with a color they called “black green”. Hard to explain what it looks like. Will post photos when I get it back this Friday. Can’t wait.

Off topic. I have most of the remainder of the saw apart. I have not totally disassembled the trunion all the way down. How far should I go with the disassembly in order to repaint the trunion flat black with Krylon?? I am not going to disassemble anything with a bearing unless absolutely necessary. The arbor bearing appears to be in good condition. No slop or movement in arbor shaft.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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