Wisconsin RBM paint

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Wisconsin RBM paint

Postby Buccaneer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:10 pm

I need to get some paint for the Model M Wisconsin motor.
Found lots of traces of "Gray" paint, not sure of the exact shade.
I was thinking that a "high solids" engine paint that could be
brushed on or spayed might look more natural, but if I can't find
something affordable, I'll settle for what ever gray in Dupli-color.
I'm looking for "out of the box" paint to purchase, nothing I need "mixed".
Looked at Eastwood, Por-15, etc., and don't find anything in Gray.
Anyone paint a Wisconsin RBM lately? ;)
Thanks.

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Re: Wisconsin RBM paint

Postby PM T2 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:05 pm

I used to recommend something that was either "Battleship Gray" or "Machinery Gray" for rowboat motors. You should be able to get it in either aerosol spray or in the can for brush application.

You can get something pretty close to the colours you want at a NAPA store. I use rust enamel on rowboat motors. The stuff I buy in Canada isn't available in the USA. I use "Misty Gray" rust enamel. When it cures, it is very resistant to gasoline. I drip gas on it a lot and just wipe off, it suffers no damage. You can prime the base metal if you want, but for rust enamel, I never do.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Wisconsin RBM paint

Postby Buccaneer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:45 pm

PM T2, thanks for the suggestions. I had looked at some Battleship gray,
but "machinery gray" gives me more options to find something.
Will be going to the big city in a few days, so will see what I can find!

PM T2 wrote:I used to recommend something that was either "Battleship Gray" or "Machinery Gray" for rowboat motors. You should be able to get it in either aerosol spray or in the can for brush application.
You can get something pretty close to the colours you want at a NAPA store. I use rust enamel on rowboat motors. The stuff I buy in Canada isn't available in the USA. I use "Misty Gray" rust enamel. When it cures, it is very resistant to gasoline. I drip gas on it a lot and just wipe off, it suffers no damage. You can prime the base metal if you want, but for rust enamel, I never do.
Hope it helps.
Best,
PM T2


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