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b2rtch

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798 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

As some of you know, I am working on a 1987 Delta Unisaw.
I bought a plastic cover for the motor and now I want to paint it to match the color of the saw itself.
I primed it last night, with a “plastic” primer then a grey primer.
I now try to find a can of paint the would match the color and that I could afford. Of course I went to my local big boxes and auto part stores.
I could not find anything.
I looked on line this morning and I found that “Sherwin-Williams High Seas Gray #650094014 ” is a perfect match.
The only problem is that this paint does not seem to be available any longer.
I also found out the Delta sales three different shades of grey (you are lucky if you know which one has been used for your saw) and none is a prefect match.
So if you have been in this situation before how did you resolve it?
Thanks

-- Bert


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David Craig

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#1 posted 798 days ago

Many paint supply stores (including big box stores like Home Depot) use scanners to scan in a color and the computer will mix in the proper quantities of red, yellow, and blue to acheive the color. Take a picture with a camera and bring the print in for scanning. If the pic is clear, they should be able to match it exact.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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dbol

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#2 posted 798 days ago

I seriously doubt the paint will be an exact match, but I may be wrong.
If you goto OWWM.org. I think they will know what paint is suitable for your saw.

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 798 days ago

David, I have been thinking about doing that, in fact bringing the bottom cabinet door, but I need only one spray can of the paint,not a full gallon. If I find nothing else, thjis si waht I shall end up doing. Sherman Williams used to mixed the paint and to put ti in spray cans, I am not sure of they still do it. I also remember that it used to be quite e expensive. May be I should check that.

dbol, I shall check this website, thanks.

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 798 days ago

I am going to go to Lowes and have them match the color and then I shall spray my covers. Certainly this will be faster and cheaper.
I am not sure how well this paint will stick to plastic.
My covers are made of plastic.
I already primed them with “plastic” and then “metal” primers but still I have a doubt that the paint will stick very good.
Any better idea?
Bert

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 798 days ago

May be I got lucky, searching Sherwin Williams website I found this:

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/products/catalog/controls-rustspray-enamel/

the color ‘650094014 C22470000 High Seas” seems to be very close.

I read on a different forum that this is color is not longer available.
I shall call sherwin-williams later on.

-- Bert

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Scot

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#6 posted 798 days ago

I thought you didn’t like that gray color.LOL

Latex enamel will work just fine. I would not use any solvent based paint until I was sure it would not damage the plastic. The enamel will stay flexible enough to not flake or crack on the plastic cover.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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b2rtch

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#7 posted 798 days ago

Scot, I guess I get used to the color, really it is not that bad, it is not the ugly dark grey, mine a a green blueish/sheen in it.
Thanks for the answer.

-- Bert

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MedicKen

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#8 posted 798 days ago

http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/PaintColorsDelta.ashx

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 798 days ago

MedicKen, thank you for the link

-- Bert

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JK0702

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#10 posted 728 days ago

b2rtch, where did you get your motor cover? I’m having trouble finding one available for my 34-802 Unisaw. BTW, does anyone know of a link I can access to to find out what year my saw is by using the serial #?

-- John - Huntington Beach CA

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MrUnix

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#11 posted 728 days ago

The SW “High Seas” is a good match.. I used it when restoring my band saw (1950 model 28-207) and it was a dead on match to what was there from the factory. Last time I was at my local SW store they still had it on the shelf and I haven’t heard anything about it being discontinued. Bert’s link above is to the correct stuff (“controls rust enamel”).

Cheers,
Brad

Edit: Serial number dating page can be found here:
http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/DeltaSerialNumbers.ashx

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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b2rtch

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#12 posted 728 days ago

I got some paint mixed at my local Lowes, the match is perfect.
I used latex paint for the plastic covers, it went on very well.

-- Bert

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