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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:33 pm

That's green for sure. A proper Irish bike :D

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Mark Nazer » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:05 pm

Simon, i’ve taken a look at my Tecaloid. I’ve used “jet black” Tecaloid 318 single pack coach enamel which i purchased from Smith and Allen.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:35 am

Thanks Mark (coach enamel - haven't seen that for a while, this'll be interesting :D )

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby brenton.roy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:17 am

John, I'd like to post something constructive - but I'm having too much fun at your expense.
What do you plan to do?
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:55 am

brenton.roy wrote:John, I'd like to post something constructive - but I'm having too much fun at your expense.
What do you plan to do?

He could plant it and see if it grows.

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby john.whiting » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 am

A very similar deep glossy green was the Australian Army vehicle colour from the late 40s up to the engagement in S Vietnam,when a flat dull green was adopted,to harmonize with US vehicle colour.

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby admin » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:
brenton.roy wrote:John, I'd like to post something constructive - but I'm having too much fun at your expense.
What do you plan to do?

He could plant it and see if it grows.


Well. I came to right place for tea and sympathy :D

I looked up tekaloid and phoned them up - it only comes in shiny gloss although they do a mix for the BS381/298/ (british olive drab for ww2). Further searching turned up similar enamels, same colour but in matt and satin - ordered some satin as it's a bit more forgiving with a brush and cleaning.

Plan is to rough the surface with some wet/dry (by hand) and then to brush paint the small bits and see how it goes. If it works well, then I will brush paint the frame. If not, then I will get some sheets down in the basement and spray it on.

The powdercoat has a zinc base on it and by light sanding and applying the enamel - then i should end up with something that looks right and is hardwearing.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby brenton.roy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 am

Sounds like a good plan John. I have a less obvious but similar issue with some powder coating that dad had done on the '37NG. The 'gloss' bits that aren't satin have orange peel and pin holes. I figure the powder coat is a good base and I'm reluctant to have even more metal sandblasted away.
A frustration for you must be that other than the colour, it looks like nice work.
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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:26 pm

HI I would leave it as it is wen i was young what paint my dad had in the gun in the body shop that day was the color of my motorcycle i had some funny colors made a good talking point down the club and everyone new it must be my bike because it stroud out from the rest :lol:

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Re: powdercoat disaster

Postby nevhunter » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:57 pm

I did the same back in the 50's but one never thought of restoring a bike THEN. You fixed it when you had to, You rode old stuff because that's all you could afford .The colour of the tank was whatever hadn't gone hard in the tin, and would work in a vaccuum cleaner spray gun.Nev


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