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« on: May 21, 2016, 01:43:10 PM »

The latest matches I have found for Gates gray (light and dark) are the following. For the dark gray MAGIC Battleship Gray 8-2010 is dead on for the transmitter cabinets. I found it at an independent auto parts store, it is made by Yenkin-Majestic of Columbus Ohio.
For the chassis and other light gray restorations  am now using good old Krylon Gloss Smoke Gray. I sprayed a test on the cabinet of a Gates Dualux mixer and other that the fact it shines and the 60 year old original paint didn't! it is a perfect match.

BOB / W4RFM  \\\\\\\"I have looked far and wide, (I also checked near and narrow)\\\\\\\"

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 02:21:18 PM »

FWIW:  I've also used Krylon Gloss Smoke Grey for touch-up on some Hammarlund perforated cabinets.  Very good match.

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