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Forum topic by BlankMan posted 04-06-2009 09:24 PM 2662 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlankMan

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04-06-2009 09:24 PM

Just about done and should be able to fire it up tonight but I’ve been thinking I might want to put a fresh coat of paint on the cast iron arms and yoke, then it be pristine. Anybody got a source for OEM color paint? This one is two tone, dark gray on the upper arm and light gray on the lower arm and yoke.

Thought about the color match at the BB stores but that’s only latex I believe and I would like enamel.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI


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#1 posted 04-07-2009 04:05 AM

Sherwin Williams does an excellect color match if you have small piece to take to your nearest store.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 04-07-2009 04:10 AM

If you go to owwm.com there should be a source for OEM paint recipes listed in the manufacturers section or wiki

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 05:44 AM

Sherwin Williams, thanks, didn’t think of them, they have a store 3 blocks from my house. And I’ll check out OWWM too, didn’t think of looking there either. Guess that’s why I asked here, first time I’m doing this.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#4 posted 04-07-2009 06:20 AM

where are those pictures???!!! lol…good luck…chekout “beginningwoodworkers” unisaw makeover…

matt

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#5 posted 04-07-2009 06:22 AM

Soon, real soon….

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 04-07-2009 07:38 AM

Doing the same on a Rockell Delta RAS built in the late 1950’s Have the before pictures, but the after pic’s haven’t been taken yet, will post when the project is done. I doing the wiring right now, the “old rust bucket” has been repainted. I figure it’s about 2 weeks before it’s done.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#7 posted 04-07-2009 03:31 PM

I think Delta has the paint, Rustoleum Smoke Gray is pretty close to the Rockwell years.

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#8 posted 04-08-2009 02:54 AM

Called Delta today, they have the paint for my 1978 33-791 RAS, Dark Gray PN 749-338 and Light Gray PN 749-336, but it’s pricey. $24.10 for a aerosol can of the Dark Gray and $26.51 for an aerosol can of the Light Gray. Ordered one of each, restoration can be expensive.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#9 posted 04-08-2009 05:52 AM

I knew it wasn’t going to be cheap at Delta, but thats rediculous. Here is a Delta saw that I repainted just the stand with the Rustoleum Smoke Gray, the saw cabinet I left alone, it was in great condition. I thought it was a pretty darn good match. For a dark gray like Craftsman used, Rustoleum Charcoal Gray is a close match.

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