03-05-2014, 11:57 PM
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  • Shaun
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Chaps, I had heard that International Harvester Red was the preferred colour match for the Red Tip, however, I have found a fairly close match indeed in the form of Humbrol Gloss Crimson 20. I couldn't obtain the Harvester here in Australia. I sourced some of the Humbrol at Hobbyco here in Sydney:

https://hobbyco.com.au

I have a Red Tip that was badly paint-chipped and I am currently working on it. The Humbrol is what I chose. The link to the paint chart is posted below, check it out. It's not EXACT, the Crimson Gloss 20, but boy is it close. Very. I thought maybe a tiny spot of black to take it the SLIGHTEST shade down. In any case I do know that there are variations in shades of different Red Tips.

Tomorrow I put on the second coat and will post the results.

https://www.humbrol.com/_assets/files/Hu...-Chart.pdf

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 03-06-2014, 03:08 AM
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  • Mouser
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That Crimson looks close to perfect, and the French Blue looks to be a good match for the Blue Tip. Thanks Shaun, this is most useful. I must file this info away for future use.

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 03-06-2014, 05:30 AM
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  • Shaun
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Glad to be of help to a fellow traveller. And thanks for pointing out the French Blue! The Humbrol from Hobbyco came in tiny little pots, by the way (14ml) and that's still a lot of paint for this purpose. Perfect. Enough for 30 red tips at least Smile Oh, and these little cans are generally available on ePay. Most do combined shipping I note.

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 03-06-2014, 06:18 AM
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[Image: 9aha6a7a.jpg]

Krylon Harvester Red is as close to an exact match as you'll find for the Red Tip. It's also made for metal farm equipment so it will stand up to water, soaps and creams.

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 03-06-2014, 06:23 AM
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  • Shaun
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(03-06-2014, 06:18 AM)seeelayarkay Wrote: [Image: 9aha6a7a.jpg]

Krylon Harvester Red is as close to an exact match as you'll find for the Red Tip. It's also made for metal farm equipment so it will stand up to water, soaps and creams.

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I have seen the reference, but can't obtain it here in Australia, not in small amounts anyway. Plus importing compressed air spray paint is a no-no. I only wanted a tiny little bit of paint, so my choice is the Humbrol 14ml. But yes, thanks for the reference. It's useful for you chaps over there in the States and Canada I guess.

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 03-06-2014, 09:41 AM
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  • Mouser
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How are you applying it Shaun? brush?

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 03-06-2014, 02:59 PM
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  • Shaun
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Hi, yes by brush; small, square end. I have applied two coats so far. I will give it three. The shiny metal underneath does penetrate even the second coat slightly, but three coats will ensure a nice coating and a hard, durable finish. I will post a pic in a couple of days when it cures. There's no hurrying these things. Good luck with yours. Send pics too?

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 03-07-2014, 12:15 AM
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  • Shaun
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Here are the results: couldn't get a very crisp picture, apologies, but the colour, I think, is right:

[Image: BkT6MOF.jpg]

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 03-09-2014, 12:32 AM
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  • Shaun
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Updated pic Smile

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 03-09-2014, 10:07 AM
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  • Harvey
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Looks great...I just buffed the color off and polished mine...never liked the 2 tone look.

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 03-09-2014, 12:42 PM
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Looks great!

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 03-10-2014, 06:21 AM
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  • evnpar
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Wow. A great looking razor. I really like the way it turned out.

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 03-10-2014, 04:46 PM
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  • Shaun
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(03-10-2014, 06:21 AM)evnpar Wrote: Wow. A great looking razor. I really like the way it turned out.

Yes, me too! I started by giving the little 14ml can a good 1 minute brisk shaking. It was only upon opening the can the second time and stirring it with a little stick that I realised shaking wasn't enough. The sediment was on the bottom and stirring the paint from the bottom gave it the opacity required. I was being lazy, imagining shaking was enough. Be like James Bond: 'Stirred, not shaken".

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