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Nice Resto on this cast iron radiator


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Old 06-17-2005, 02:22:10 PM
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Howdy all;

Going to use one of the smaller versions of this old radiator for cooling the Universal GenSet, but how do they get this nice antique finish on this great restoration? The gold looks like it's blended in with the base coat

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RickinMt:: Take that pic. to Sherwin Williams or Bengiman Moore Outlet Store... Could be a glase base coat. Then top coat with ( rag~sponge~ brush )... They are always my first stop when trying to match stains or paints.... Talk to the Painter in line in front of you .. He does it everyday...He might have a good idea... Of a place to start... What does the engine look like you might put it togeather without paint and like the look...Can always paint later ... Paint will hold the heat in..Byron
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Howdy all;

Going to use one of the smaller versions of this old radiator for cooling the Universal GenSet, but how do they get this nice antique finish on this great restoration? The gold looks like it's blended in with the base coat
Rick:

I done never saw an antiquin' like that on one of them-there radiators. What I usual see is 'bout twenny cots of ever' color paint there is all gommed-on there all flaked and dirty.

'Jes a-tryin' to be hepful.

Take care - Elden
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Same Here::You could paint later
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Someone got awlful fancy with that one! They didnt come that way unless they were going to a mansion?? Ive taken a lot of them out or worked on them and never seen one painted like that. BobRR
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