200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

TD1967
Ok. Here's a really dumb question.  Where do I buy the paint that is the original color for Coleman parts. I have a few runners that I want to touch up some missing paint and maybe repaint completely a couple.  Thanks in advance for the help and information. 
Timothy Danner 
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retirednohio
Well, that depends on what paint color you're looking for.  First, look in the technical archives for the post on paint colors. Great information there on colors and painting methods for different lanterns and stoves.

I've found kelly green in wally world and the brown for my 275 at ACE Hardware.  Check Lowe's or Home Depot.  I've had to special order paint from Army Jeep Parts for my milspec lanterns. As the last source, you can take your piece to a paint store and have them do a color match.

To save some effort, buy an extra can and run a test on an old pop/soda can to test color. 
Retired In Ohio
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Cottage_hill_bill
If you mean, can I buy a bottle of touch-up paint like I can for my car, the answer is no. You have to do the best you can to match off the shelf colors. There are few exact color matches, some stuff that comes close enough. the post above is good advise, read the lists, test some colors, if it's a piece worth it you can get the paint store to mix a match.
Reese
North West Florida

Reese’s Law of Thermodynamics:  At temperatures below incandescence hot metal looks exactly like cold metal.

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Phredd
RetireInOhio,

What color did you use in for your MilSoecs?

phredd

Phredd
ICCC#1799
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #40
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Cottage_hill_bill
Milspecs came in different shades of green depending on manufacturer. No surprise as there are many shades of OD that were military specification depending on year.  These guys are very good to do business with and will help you pick something close to what you need.

http://www.rapcoparts.com/manuals.html
Reese
North West Florida

Reese’s Law of Thermodynamics:  At temperatures below incandescence hot metal looks exactly like cold metal.

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retirednohio
Phredd wrote:
RetireInOhio,

What color did you use in for your MilSoecs?

phredd


for my Armstrong 1977 milspec lantern, I used item:
Gillespie Coatings Hight Quality Enamel Spray
#24087, Semi-Gloss OD, 1957 to Present

Comes in a 12 oz spray can.  One can is enough for multiple coats on one lantern. Your mileage and preference may differ. I top my lanterns off with a high temp engine clear coat.  I couldn't be more pleased with how the lantern turned out. Great color. Shout out to Mike for the decals.
Retired In Ohio
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Tigerfans2
Do you have a webpage or ? for Gillespie?
Coleman Slant Saver #58
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #8
Coleman Blues 243's #16
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retirednohio
Tigerfans2 wrote:
Do you have a webpage or ? for Gillespie?



http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-139397091561408/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=yhst-139397091561408&query=24087&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rapcoparts.com%2Fnsearch.html#GA_CLIENT_ID=841292591.1577109445

I submitted a web inquiry and they took too long to reply.  I did hear back from them with: "They are $6.95 each or you can buy a 12-pack for $69.50.  Just give us a call and place the order. (940) 872-2403"

or 

https://www.armyjeepparts.com/search.aspx?searchterm=24087%20SEMI-GLOSS%201957%20to%20present

There you go - two sources for OD paint. Good luck with your project.
Retired In Ohio
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Chucker
I'm guessing the new Jeep O.D. green is probably a great match. In the past I've used - Rust-Oleum 249074 12-Ounce Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Cover Spray Paint, Hunt Club Green Satin. 

Because the Rust-Oleum is a Satin finish I top it with Clear Engine Enamel, usually Dupli-color but most any from an auto parts store will do since they are 500 deg. F rated and oil/gas resistant. 
Chuck
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Cottage_hill_bill
The link I posted is a stocking dealer for Gillespie paints and are great to work with.
Reese
North West Florida

Reese’s Law of Thermodynamics:  At temperatures below incandescence hot metal looks exactly like cold metal.

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