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 Post subject: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 8:05 pm 
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so while things with one of my T54 are still running fine on bench I decided to do something about the front Silver trim and Top cover of all these that are bad
while at a paint store looking for the Traditional Krylon matt Aluminum finish paint that everyone seems to use
a paint specialist stopped to talk to me and noticed the Silver Front trim I had in my hand ( and top cover used on all hallicrafters ) looked Stainless Steel he said
and he pointed me to something sort of new From Krylon Called " Special purpose Stainless Steel spray paint ", it has Real SS particles in the paint

I swear this looks as original as new or Ever Seen before, its a perfect match !! ….its not Dull/bright silver that looks like paint but hard to Explain unless you see in person.
its slightly Reflective like the old finish and not Dull like the Aluminum paint

below is on Trim I painted and the other how the 2nd one that's in bad shape
I just cant spray over the upper silver name tag so I covered with Tape before spraying, I don't have a way of silk screening lettering

Oh and I have not figured out how to paint the Flat Black back part of this, I placed the newly painted front trim/bezel in place to see how it looks
I would like to paint the back part, but all the lettering.. any thoughts ? the typical Flat black Paint that I used for the Metal Main Cabinet is fine, and a good match

I still love the SS paint choice

Terry

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 1:11 pm 
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Wow! That looks great!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 3:58 pm 
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Nice job, Terry!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Top cover not closed down because of power hanging out the side, the Top cover and front trim do match perfect window sun coming in from sides room LED lamp above in this room and I have a bright Red T shirt on standing in Front ,but Top not completely dry yet before I go over and buff it, 10 mins to dry but 7 days to hard.
the front Bright metal trim is mounted to the Flat Black face, which give nice contrast
I am tired of Sanding these things, but this cabinet didn't have all the holes drilled all over
which is why I chose this one and the chassis is original from it, pictures not in order
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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sun 09, 2019 1:39 am 
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Sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sun 09, 2019 3:05 am 
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That's a good match.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sun 16, 2019 6:34 pm 
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I believe you've found something pretty good, I'll give it a try.

Thanx for posting this!
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Sun 16, 2019 11:13 pm 
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Greg G wrote:
I believe you've found something pretty good, I'll give it a try.

Thanx for posting this!
Greg


it is a perfect match, at first it looks like you are spraying clear like I thought I was just spraying the Gas in the can , but no... you do have to be careful of over spray
its the best paint match I have seen and hard to photo


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters Cabinet paint
PostPosted: Jun Mon 17, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Beautiful! Nothing like when resto work goes better than you anticipated. That set looks like it's working quite well! The Hallicarafters 7 inchers are usually only adequate performers compared to the rest.


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