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 Posted: Fri Mar 12th, 2010 01:18 am
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Adam Rohn
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I'm currently trying touch up the paint on my Westinghouse but I see areas that are a little lighter then the rest, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I'm using 1,000 grit to 1,200 grit paper to wet sand and blend in the old and new paint but its just not coming out uniform in some areas. I would've uploaded a pic but they don't show very well on camera, sorry

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 09:05 pm
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I just uploaded a pic of the bloches I'm talking about.http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk189/arohn2008/?action=view&current=SAM_0160.jpg I talked to Russ Huber and he thinks I need to do a repaint, I looked closer today and I noticed that the paint has a brownish look to it that wasn't there before I began wet sanding the paint. How do I get rid of it and do you think that's why its looking blochy or do you agree with Russ and need a whole repaint?

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 09:13 pm
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Dave Dalsin
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Yes, I agree I would repaint it.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 09:37 pm
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Ok Dave, Thanks :) Thats probably the easiest thing to do at this point so I think I'm gonna. Now to decide on a color :wondering: I'll post it when its done :)

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 09:44 pm
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Adam, original finish on most stamped steel Westys was "dull black, smooth and lusterous". I'm not sure if you can find a match for that.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 10:08 pm
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Yeah, I tried doing that with testos flat black model paint but that didn't seem to do it so I'm gonna repaint it probably in a different color this time :)

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 10:47 pm
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Dull black is not flat black. Maybe halfway between gloss and flat? It's actually a nice looking finish for these fans.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 10:50 pm
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Dave Dalsin
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Adam - A lot of these stamped westies were actually a blued finish, like a gun.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 10:56 pm
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Oh, good to know. I just assumed that when you said "dull black" you meant flat black. I didn't know there was a difference, my bad. I stripped some paint off and it looks like there is either a thin layer of rust or someone had painted it brown underneath the paint anyway, so its probably good to strip it bare and start from scratch anyway :)

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 Posted: Sun Mar 14th, 2010 10:58 pm
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Dave,

How can I reproduce that finish? (for the future)

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 Posted: Mon Mar 15th, 2010 12:16 am
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Dave Dalsin wrote:
Adam - A lot of these stamped westies were actually a blued finish, like a gun.
That's the way my first 12" stampie was, an early 1912 model.

Does anyone know how that gun metal finish was achieved? Was it actually blued or was the steel copper plated and then oxydized? I haven't seen too many of the 12" and 16" models with the gun metal finish but it was an option, at least on the early models.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 15th, 2010 12:33 am
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Steve, I just started another thread on the subject. Hopefully we can both learn something :)

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