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

    We have a Sherwin Williams store up the road from home.
    Perfect. I’ll look into it.
  2. K9GAS

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    Billy, just in case you're up to it. This is the paint I used. My local Automotive Sherwin Williams worked with me on a mix.
    We looked through the books of auto makers of 1950s and came up with these colors. My thought was they probably didn't custom mix these, just pick a color.
    I could be wrong. This did work, using Maroon from the big three in that time period.
    I shot mine a bit glossier as I wanted it this way. To get it muted, you use their de-glosser and mix according to specs to get the sheen you wish all the way down to flat 1:1 ratio
    if I remember. With the adhesion promoter and the activator in the single stage acrylic it is very durable...
    Hopefully I'll get these pics on the reply so you'll see the mix. I did notice on the Johnson's I've had, they had a tendency to be toward a bit more red or brown. These two mixes are
    towards those.. Hope this helps... 73 Jerry- gasman
    I tried to upload the pic of the valiant case and it keeps giving me a security error....

    Try this, links to the pics...

    IMG_0547[110].jpg IMG_0545[109].jpg IMG_0546[111].jpg

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  3. K9STH

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