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GRC-9 paint.

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by W2AMR, Apr 10, 2016.

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  1. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use Sherwin-Williams for matching paint colors on "boat anchor" cabinets. I definitely do NOT trust home improvement centers like Lowe's or Home Depot to get the color "just right". A good paint store, yes! Other stores, definitely not!

    The minimum amount that they will sell as matched paint is 1-quart. I use acrylic paint because it is water based and, after about 72-hours "curing", the paint is very hard. It "dries to the touch" in a few minutes. However, although dry it is also very soft. It has to "cure" for between 48-hours and 72-hours before reaching maximum hardness.

    You do have to "thin" the paint to use with any type of sprayer. Depending on the exact paint, I generally us 1-part water to 9-parts paint through 2-parts water to 8-parts paint.

    Glen, K9STH
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  2. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought a can of WWII semi gloss olive drab #23070. It's almost a perfect match
  3. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is the receiver with the repainted grill.
  4. W2VW

    W2VW XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Pic does not show up here George.

    Just an image icon that I can't click on.

    Using Firefox.
  5. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let's try it this way.

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  6. W2AMR

    W2AMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey Dave. I didn't recognize your call at first. Good to hear from you again.
  7. W2VW

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    Hi George, yer picture looks gud now.

    Hope to talk with you on the radio.


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