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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:12 AM

Well, as some of you know I am about to repaint my Elec Trak E20 so I needed paint. FInally found an off the shelf spray bomb that is a perfect match to the Trinidad Yellow used by GE. It is Dupli-Color DA1660 Light Yellow. It is an acrylic enamel automotive paint but most importantly, available locally. The down side it is is about 5 dollars a can (not $3 or so that tractor paint is). I went ahead and bought 6 cans of light yellow and 6 cans of their White Sandable Primer (same price per can). NAPA didn't have most of it in stock, but they will have it in tomorrow for me to pick up. Needless to say I spent about $60 on paint. And because I needed an aggressive sand paper to get the brush paint job taken off I spent 10 more dollars. Ouch lol. Funny thing is the counter guy said he had checked on the same brand of paint at other stores and found NAPA was best priced. I am sure with it being automotive grade paint it will hold up better than tractor paint. Definitely going to use it sparingly... at first lol.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:34 AM

Casey, glad you found a match. Everything cost bunches more nowdays. Takes me a while to save for some things.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:38 AM

When they hand me the receipt, I say no thanks I don't want to be reminded how much I just spent. :p
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:39 AM

Well, as some of you know I am about to repaint my Elec Trak E20 so I needed paint. FInally found an off the shelf spray bomb that is a perfect match to the Trinidad Yellow used by GE. It is Dupli-Color DA1660 Light Yellow. It is an acrylic enamel automotive paint but most importantly, available locally. The down side it is is about 5 dollars a can (not $3 or so that tractor paint is). I went ahead and bought 6 cans of light yellow and 6 cans of their White Sandable Primer (same price per can). NAPA didn't have most of it in stock, but they will have it in tomorrow for me to pick up. Needless to say I spent about $60 on paint. And because I needed an aggressive sand paper to get the brush paint job taken off I spent 10 more dollars. Ouch lol. Funny thing is the counter guy said he had checked on the same brand of paint at other stores and found NAPA was best priced. I am sure with it being automotive grade paint it will hold up better than tractor paint. Definitely going to use it sparingly... at first lol.

Good luck! I hope that paint works out good for you :smile1:
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:44 AM

Ya, I spent over a week researching all different shades of yellow and who uses them. From JD to Minnie Mos, I looked at them all. Took a mid 70's Corvette painted in what the owner called "Light Yellow" to make me say.. "THAT'S IT!!" After that it took me 12 hours to hone in on a brand in a can, in a store, within 20 minutes of me. :bigrofl:

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:46 AM

This is a pic of that Corvette:
http://www.thehulltr...g1281024981.jpg

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:59 AM

This is a pic of that Corvette:
http://www.thehulltr...g1281024981.jpg

That's 'Ol Yeller' alright. Definitely see that one coming a ways off.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:03 AM

Ya, I am actually surprised how common that shade of yellow is on older cars. I had forgotten all about it being a car color until I hit on a pic of a 30's Ford. Just couldn't find the paint "code" til I hit on the Corvette pic.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 05:27 AM

Yes sir,that is yellow,no question.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:11 AM

Casey, glad you found a match. Everything cost bunches more nowdays. Takes me a while to save for some things.


Yep, and thats why my GT hobby has moved ahead of the old cars and trucks, space, time, and $$$$.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:44 AM

Yeah, Paint can be expensive. I know a friend of mine who does sandblasting and painting for a living said some of the primers and paints are over $100 a gallon.

I know when I got paint from NAPA to paint my EK10 I think I spent around $100 with the primer, paint, reducer ect.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:25 AM

And getting a car repainted at a shop, is going to get real expensive. In North Bay, a town of about 60,000, a couple hrs from
me, all the shops have been closed down. Between the fire department, and Labour dept, they have impossed such
ridiculously stringent regs, no one can afford to be in business.

So, what have they accomplished.
Guys will start up backyard shops working for cash.
And/or, cars will not be fixed, and kept alive. They'll get scrapped. And we'll buy made in china cars.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 10:39 AM

The last quart of acrylic enamel cost me a little over $40, and the gallon of reducer was almost $30. Then the hardener (enough for 1gl of paint) is $20. Of course spraying justSo to spray a gallon of paint, the total cost would be around $210. It's worth it though when I can afford it.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 11:17 AM

This is a pic of that Corvette:
http://www.thehulltr...g1281024981.jpg


Oh yeah,That is the Elec Trak Yellow

No doubt about that. I love my Elec Trak, but that is the ugliest yellow I have ever seen.

I'll bet GM didn't sell to many of that color corvette.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Casey, glad you found a match. Everything cost bunches more nowdays. Takes me a while to save for some things.

Agree with you there on cost. good luck with the paint job. looking forward to see how this comes out.




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