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Bandit Bill
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Aluminum paint match Reply with quote

I'm looking for paint to best match the mini's aluminum color. Does anyone know an exact color match?

I was at a hobby shop today. White aluminum seemed to the closest color by memory. I'll bring the mini to that hobby shop, if I don't get an answer. They had about 10 shades of aluminum.

I would prefer an aerosol can, but I'm open to airbrushing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you painting it for? To cover scratches or a large section?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm painting my modem to match the mini. I've already painted it. It looks pretty good, but it's a tad darker than the mini. I'm being picky.

I'll post photos after it is clear coated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alclad II White Aluminum is the closest color match I found.
http://www.ehobbies.com/alc106.html

I don't have an airbrush system so I went with this
http://duplicolor.com/products/engine.html
Dupli Color DE 1615 Aluminum
It's not as close of a match as the Alclad, but I'm happy with the results.

Here is the modem I painted
http://homepage.mac.com/banditbill/Modem/PhotoAlbum26.html

I tried Tremclad aluminum rust paint from Home Depot and was not happy with the results. It was more of a grey than a silver. I purchased the Dupli Color from Canadian Tire.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:


I tried Tremclad aluminum rust paint from Home Depot and was not happy with the results. It was more of a grey than a silver. I purchased the Dupli Color from Canadian Tire.


Good job! Do you think you can come over and do my house. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:

Good job! Do you think you can come over and do my house. Laughing


If I wasn't painting my own house. I'd be on my motorcycle ripping up California again. The roads by Big Sur are awesome. The entire coastal highway is awesome. I'd consider helping out for a place to crash and a good meal. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice paint job Bandit! BTW crossed 100. Razz
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