To spray a record combination plane??

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Forum topic by Benvolio posted 02-28-2015 03:07 PM 463 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2015 03:07 PM

I need to touch up my record router plane and rebate plane so planning on doing a spray job on them.

I’ve just bought a record combi plane that needs some cleanup so I though of spraying them all together but I can’t ever remember seeing a painted record combi plane.

I think it would sit nicely in my tool cab as the handle is the same type as the fillister but I don’t want to comit some uncouth antique iconoclast-y.


-- Ben, England.

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 07:15 PM

I am fairly certain they were all just plated with nickel. If the plating is bad you could try wire wheeling the loose plating off and then spraying with a silver paint. I’ve done this with some Stanley planes and while it is pretty obvious it looks better than a half plated plane IMO. You should go with a high gloss silver. I know this sounds counter intuitive, but it gives the closest match. The roughness in the casting will break up the gloss and it will look better. Mat silver or silver with sparkles looks terrible. Of course you could go with record blue too and it would probably look really good that way.

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