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Johnson Viking Valiant paint project

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N6YW, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Greetings to all
    I’m looking to repaint the case on a Valiant.
    Does anyone know of a source for the maroon color as used on series one radios?
    Thank you.
    Billy
     
  2. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Go to Consumer Electronics in eBay and type in " Johnson maroon paint"
     
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  3. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Thank you!!!!
    I did a search there earlier with no results, but I didn’t include maroon.
    Paint is ordered!
    I was given the Valiant that belonged to Bill Feldman
    N6PY (SK) as used at the family cabin at June Lake CA. He did extensive mods to it and am told it sounds awesome, but came without a case.
    I put a want ad in the QRZ wanted forum for a case and viola! One is on its way from Ohio courtesy of
    Lane N8AFT. includes is a replacement meter bezel
    and badge for my Valiant II.
    I hope to have it on the air soon from our cabin near Prescott.
    Thanks again for your help.
    Billy
     
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  4. WB2GCR

    WB2GCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Use a "self etching" primer before shooting the paint.
    I'm assuming you will strip the paint.
    Be sure it is dead dry...

    _-_-
     
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  5. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    In
    Indeed, Arizona sunshine!
    Is aircraft primer self etching?
     
  6. WB2GCR

    WB2GCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Read the can?
    The mfrs lit may say... usually if it is for aluminum it probably is.
    Or you can just buy some that says "self-etching"? :D
     
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  7. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    You got me!
    Going to have the case shell blasted. Vinegar is good at etching metal but I’ll look to see what the labels say.
    Thanks.
     
  8. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I changed the thread title.
    The case showed up today and it’s in very good condition. Too bad the wrinkle finish has to come
    off. It’s a Valiant II case to go on a Valiant I, hence
    the maroon paint which I ordered.
    The person who gifted the case to me also included
    the very hard to source badge. I am stoked!
    Now my other Valiant will have the missing piece and as a bonus, a replacement meter bezel.
    Onward!
     
  9. K9GAS

    K9GAS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look up Sherwin Williams UP07228 adhesion promoter. I like this better than Bulldog adhesion promoter, it covers a bit more evenly.
    Well worth the price on a project like this.
     
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  10. N6YW

    N6YW Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    C43C9A7B-3125-4198-B334-DAEA14345815.jpeg B12C778A-86A4-406C-B975-651028309D16.jpeg BFB35E84-3484-452E-B746-AF2F85FF640F.jpeg Some pictures from today.
    As can be seen, having the badge and new bezel
    sure dress up the Valiant II.
    The cabinet is quite clean and damage free so it will be much easier to prepare for painting.
    The Valiant I works quite well and will used on 80 & 20 meters while the II stays on 40.
     
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