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Witte color?

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Old 12-07-2004, 11:37:50 AM
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I have two Witte's one headless one later head type. Heed to know the proper color,colors. Thank you. Jerry Willis
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Wendell's notebook says DuPont #5204 Acrylic enamel...However! Most DuPont automotive paint retailers are getting out of the CENTARI mixing business in favor of the more popular NASON synthetic enamel, or their basecoat/clearcoat systems...(NASON is the most inexpensive) I havn't tried to put clearcoat on an engine yet, Not sure just how it would look!....The closest thing I have found in a rattle can, is Rustoleum Hunter Green...Not the DARK hunter green!

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You will find that Krylon Hunter Green is a closer match than Rustoleum, but Krylon doesn't hold up to gasoline too well. It's OK if you are careful about spills. Buy a can and test it out. If it dries a long time, it holds up better.

Actually, I find it hard to understand why Rustoleum doesn't make a deep dark red or green for us antique restorers. Not enough demand I guess. They are heavily into light shades of pink and purple for furniture painters.

Another choice is to have a gallon mixed up at Sherwin-Williams and brush it on. This isn't as bad as you'd think and given the right temperature, it should flow on fine. Your color choice may shift between wet and dry.
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I use four parts Rustoleum Hunter Green and one Part Black. Makes a nice dark brewster green color.

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