Paint where and how much !!!!

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Daveofreading
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Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by Daveofreading » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Just a quick question on where to get the proper
Paint from. Im after some NATO IRR Green
I had a ammo box in my shed but in the need of a lick of paint.
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Re: Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by Wirralman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Google on...... Nato Green
There's no 'right answer'
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Re: Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by hounddog » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:47 pm

recent discussion

http://www.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewtopic ... nt#p207858

I got a local paint suppliers to mix me up some to a code number ,
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Re: Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by AWJD » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:13 am

I've had some bad experiences with buying military paint off suppliers I've not used before. The more recent produced paint to BS381 which was miles off the correct colour - looked more like apple green than military green. Supplier looked into it and had to admit that his paint mixing system had developed a problem before refunding my money. The other supplier produced a paint that took days to dry and finally cure. After the paint should have properly dried, I tried to wipe off some marks on the swinging arm with white spirits which completely dissolved the paint! The supplier couldn't explain what was wrong with the paint.

As a result of this, I now wouldn't buy this sort of paint from anyone except a trusted supplier. I would definitely use a paint supplier that someone else has recommended.
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Re: Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by Wirralman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:13 am

Whereas the MT500 was painted with a BS code, I think the MT350 was not . I suspect a US code was used with a reasonably close 90+% RAL code available
Having painted armoured cars whilst in service , I can assure you that colour fidelity was not a high priority
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Re: Paint where and how much !!!!

Post by DonR » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Sorry to join this a bit late but I've got a bucket of this - unfortunately last time I went past Leavesley they didn't seem to be there anymore.

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There's also http://www.marcusglenn.com/ near Kings Lynn that sells aerosols that seems a close match for the above. Shipping makes it a bit expensive if you only buy one tin though.
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