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 Post subject: best choices for repainting vintage auto metal radio cabinet
PostPosted: Apr Sat 26, 2008 7:34 am 

Joined: Oct Sun 21, 2007 3:05 am
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Location: Texas
... I just finished electronically restoring a vintage 6v Delco tube radio chassis for placement underdash in a restored 47 mod vintage GM vehicle.
I noticed while operating on my workbench, this small rebuilt vintage Delco chassis builds up consideral tube-heat, before I re-install it in the orig metal radio housing.
The orig metal car radio housing needs cleaning & repaint also.
Should I use "high temp" type Engine paint (spraycan), and/or, will this vintage tube-type radio give-off a paint "bad smell" in the orig vehicle when tubes heat up, if I use regular type Krylon?
Any vintage 6v vintage car/truck radio restorers "tech tips" on re-painting the orig metal cases would be much appreciated! These old 6v automobile tube type radios from the mid/late 40s-thru mid/late 50s, sure can "cook" with heat!!Your thoughts please!

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PostPosted: Apr Sat 26, 2008 2:07 pm 

Joined: Nov Wed 07, 2007 12:44 am
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Location: Hawthorne, Ca
I usually use regular Krylon for repainting radio cases, but automotive engine paint can also be used. Car radios don't run as hot as an engine block. Let the paint cure for a few days before you install the radio and the paint smell shouldn't be objectionable. Harry

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