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Old February 5th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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Does anyone know of a good commercially available (by that I mean easily found)olive drab paint? I am not a stickler for exact shade but I don't want it turning out Kawasaki green either. If you have used one and been pleased please let me know the maker and part # if possible.
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Old February 5th, 2004, 05:35 PM
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rapco, http://www.rapcopartscompany.com/paint.html the gillespie is the best, and doesnt fade like aervoe.... its VERY durable

army od is 24087 (brownish)
usmc is 24052 (green)


my truck is usmc, the truck in the background is army od
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Old February 5th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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Thanks, how is the cummins working out? the truck looks like it turned out really nice.
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Old February 5th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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complete, runs and drives. i havent decided what im doing with my doors yet. i hooked the eclectric locker up today, electric fans, and cigarette plug. i still have to fab the ebrake and shifter bracket to mate to the nv4500....
i would like to add that in all FIVE gears if you stomp the gas, it IS felt.

the brakes are real nice and im waiting on my new rims......
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Old February 6th, 2004, 08:20 AM
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Dave, that's good to know about the fading - I used Aervoe and was displeased with the fading of th eField Drab - turned beige. Sucked. I'll look into Gillespie stuff in the future.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 09:13 AM
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lots of guys have complained from the aervoe fading to pepto pink, and beige
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Old February 6th, 2004, 11:30 AM
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aervoe sucks! Painted a truck and 6 months later had to paint it again. I like the Gillespie it has good color staying. If you want comercial paint like PPG or SherwinWilliams go to you local autoparts paint store and ask them if they have the military paint chips. Some will and some wont. It's all a gamble. I used PPG before, but had to by enamial and use flatner and epoxy and it cost big bucks! Gillespie is one can go and paint no fuss no muss.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 02:21 PM
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Lee, you're truck looks great! I don't recall seeing a pic of it complete. Is there one to see out there? I checked your home page. Looks good...
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Funny....at the Oshkosh Air Show often there is a P-40 that is painted in the WWII North African Campaign paint...it did the same thing...basically turned a funny pink color...we laughed about it a little...what kind of person would restore a classic WWII aircraft to flying condition and paint it pink?? Well when it flew in the airshow, they explained that it had been painted with the original paint and over time the sun had done the pinking...so they said they had to research the original paint so as to duplicate the effect...strange that it still is going on...the military fixed that problem in late 1942...that was over 60 years ago now....
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Old February 9th, 2004, 10:14 AM
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Brute4c's post reminded me of a similar instance. When my battalion first deployed to the gulf our vehicles were spray painted desert tan. By the time we got back the sun had turned most of them pinkish. Since we were not in the desert any more we had to paint them camo again. We deployed to the gulf several times and repaintd our vehicles several times while I was with that battalion.

Each time when we repainted our vehicles we would power wash them and then paint them using brushes, rollers and flat latex exterior house paint. They had the ugliest paint jobs you could imagine, but it was cheap and it worked. The latex house paint didn't turn pinkish like the sprayed on paint did.
 

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