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ronboonville
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elgin paint

Postby ronboonville » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:47 pm

I am looking for a green that would be suitable for a 1951 elgin 5hp. Not ny marine, something affordable.

bobw
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Re: elgin paint

Postby bobw » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 pm

If you want something more affordable than NY Marine or Effanco paints, Rustoleum #7737-830 Satin Spruce Green was the color usually recommended for the 1949-51 Elgins. That color may be discontinued now, so some folks use Rustoleum Hunter Green or Forest Green but those are darker than the original Elgin color.

I'm sure an Elgin expert can weigh in on this.
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Jim Moffatt
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Re: elgin paint

Postby Jim Moffatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:39 pm

THe Spruce green is still available at Lowes, Home Depot and possibly Wallmart.

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Re: elgin paint

Postby ronboonville » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:53 pm

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Found it and it looks great, Thanks!

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Re: elgin paint

Postby Buccaneer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm

Nice, Looks close enough to me!

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Re: elgin paint

Postby bobw » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Outstanding, looks great. A very close match to the factory original color. After posting my response about the Spruce Green last night, I happened to see it in my local hardware store this morning. Glad to see it was available again as I know it had been discontinued several years ago.
Bob
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1954 Johnson CD-11
1958 Johnson QD-19
1972 Evinrude 25202

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Re: elgin paint

Postby bobw » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:26 pm

So how did your final paint job turn out? Pics??
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1958 Johnson QD-19
1972 Evinrude 25202


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