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Kmot
Thanks fella's!

Kevin, it is Dupli-Color engine enamel, "Ford Dark Blue".
~Tom~

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Kmot
I decided one coat of blue paint would have to suffice. I did not want to wait until Tuesday for my new can of paint to arrive. So I went ahead and painted the rest of the base, black.


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While the paint was drying on the base, I detailed the Perfection emblem that attaches to the heater body. I had painted it blue the other day, in preparation for detailing. Today I sanded off the paint except for the letters. I used 280, 400, 600, 1000 grit sandpaper, 0000 steel wool, and finally liquid polish.

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Kmot
Then I assembled the top, body/tube, and middle section and fastened them with those long screws and nuts. After the paint had been drying for a few hours I pulled off the masking tape and paper and assembled the base to the rest of the heater.

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I then lit the heater and let it burn to cure the paint and burn off the solvents. I let it go for 90 minutes and then shut it down. While it was burning I cleaned the rust off of the bail and then painted it. It got pretty stinky from heating up but the engine paint did not scorch. It still looks great and I will heat it one more time outside and then I think it will be good to go for inside the house. [smile]

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Majicwrench
Oh good I'm not the only one who paints stuff on their garbage can!!
   Looks sharp!
Keith
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thezman
Looks fantastic.
I think the base shoulder and feet look better in black than they would have in blue.
I'm Larry most of the time.
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Chucker
Dang Tom, you ain't right...but you all right in my book. Not many would have gone to the lengths you did to bring that bad boy back to life. A+ grass hopper - you did well.
Chuck
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Kmot
Larry, my plan all along was to paint the base shoulder and legs black. I just wanted to lay down a 2nd coat of blue, on the blue.

Chuck, thanks.
~Tom~

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Kevin
Kmot wrote:
Thanks fella's!

Kevin, it is Dupli-Color engine enamel, "Ford Dark Blue".


Thanks, Tom. That's one great looking heater you have there. Very nice job! I like
the detail you did on the triangle too.
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curlyjoe_99
Majicwrench wrote:
Oh good I'm not the only one who paints stuff on their garbage can!!
   Looks sharp!


same here...  but i usually open the lid from one on top of the second can so you only see it when the lids open.


oh and like the way you "Finished" that badge
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
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Kmot
Thanks fella's! The bail is painted and now attached also.
~Tom~

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Kmot
A composite photo of before and after. [smile]

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