Painting My Wagon

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Painting My Wagon

Postby bromleyxphil » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm

Well I started to do some test painting on a section of GRP today with the "Berlin taxi yellow" paint that I bought about 3 years ago.
It is a 2 pack product and I wanted to test out both preparation and surface finish. It was a worthwhile exercise as I have found out the following.
1. It doesn't matter much if you use coarse grit, fine grit or any grade of scotch bright with regard to the surface finish.
2. I much prefer the finish straight off the roller as opposed to tipping off with a brush.
3. 2 pack paint is a pig to use and you have to mix accurately in small batches.
4. 2 pack paint is fantastic in that it is dry in under an hour.
5. I hate "Berlin taxi yellow".
Does anybody have any information to share on painting their truck and who can tell me what colour is the MAN in the photograph.
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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Ivan C » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:29 pm

Phil,
2k paint is very good, also dangerous.
If you get an RAL colour chart it should let you match the colour you want to an RAL number, you can then get it mixed.
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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby bromleyxphil » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Why is it dangerous Ivan? it was 2 pac polyurethane Jotun hardtop AX.

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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Ivan C » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 pm

Most of the hardners have some nasty chemicals in them, isocrynates I think. Not as bad when you're rolling it, rather than spraying, but I'd work in a well ventilated space and wear gloves, you can absorb it through your skin.
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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby bromleyxphil » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:46 pm

I have looked through all of my photos and now have a new favorite colour. If you had free reign what colour would you paint yours?
I expect photos and explanation to help me make my mind up.
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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Avid64 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi Phil,

I’m painting my Mog , Cement Grey - RAL7033

I’ve got the paint, just waiting for some decent weather :roll:

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Postby bromleyxphil » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Like it Dave but I am under strict instruction that it’s “not to look green” so some of the greys on the RAL chart are out and I think 7033 is borderline. Currently looking at 7012 and 7031. Will I be meeting you and your MOG at the end of the month?

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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Avid64 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi Phil,

Not a chance, hoping to be at the September show, I have loads to do yet- the crap weather has really delayed my progress. The inside is coming on ok but I’ve still got to complete the electrics, heating - and I’ve got to fit my new fuel tank, exhaust and lockers.......
I’ll be at the show at the end of the month, still got loads of things to sort out. It’s coming together but there’s a long way to go yet

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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Avid64 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Regarding the colour, you need to look at the RAL colour cards to get a true idea of the colours.
You can’t rely on colours online- to much variation between websites

I went to my local auto paint dealer and looked at their cards to make my choice - plus it’s the preferred colour for the vehicles on diesel brothers, the US truck building show on discovery.

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Re: Painting My Wagon

Postby Ivan C » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:17 pm

One reservation I had about the truck when I bought it was the colour - green. I fully intended painting it, probably returning to the original white
The more I have looked at it the more I am coming around to just refreshing the green, the ral 7033 mentioned looks good. I'll be staying with satin/matt finish, it's so much more forgiving :lol:
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