Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

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Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 04 Jul 2018, 11:11

time to respray my old rotel case and maybe the side edges of front face as it was a fair bit scratched when it arrived.

Anyone found a close current spray paint that matches well.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by kilimax » 04 Jul 2018, 11:20

original45 wrote:
04 Jul 2018, 11:11
time to respray my old rotel case and maybe the side edges of front face as it was a fair bit scratched when it arrived.

Anyone found a close current spray paint that matches well.

Thanks
Knights do a paint that's really close. So close that they call it Rotel Graphite!

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 04 Jul 2018, 12:16

Thank you certainly a consideration and good recommendation.

Any other recommendations maybe a auto spray from halfords ? .

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by The Collector » 04 Jul 2018, 13:43

Ford Graphite Grey Metallic was the one I found to be closest "off the shelf", but that was back in the late 80's-early 90's. You may not get it off the shelf now but a paint place could knock you up some.

Ford Mercury Grey was a shade lighter if I recall correctly.

Remember to lacquer it if you want it protected better, or leave it for a matt/satin look but risk scratching it easier.

BTW, Halfords no longer do in-store cans made to customers req's, but they can order them in from elsewhere. It takes 3-4 days though. Their cans used to have a very good spray pattern but I don't know if their supplier's can's nozzles will be as good.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 04 Jul 2018, 13:51

Ford graphite grey ,Yes I had a recollection earlier it was such as I did one back in the day.
Google suggest it's still available too when I looked quickly . Will look again.

Should be enough in a halfords can to do a couple or more well.

I seem to remember not lacquering it either as it glossed it too much.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by The Collector » 04 Jul 2018, 18:53

I've done a few over the years in that colour, that's why I remember the exact colour. My "Ham International Cougar" was Ford Mercury Grey I think and the York 863 I did was in the Graphite Grey. They go well with lighter grey or silver surrounds:
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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 04 Jul 2018, 19:50

Looks good, their used to be very close colours .
I did a rotel 230 better than new,a hygain 5 multimode and a York myself.

I would wet n dry outside and spray them in my bedroom . Yup mom n dad were well happy with me.
I even replicated the rough surface on one case with a anti stone chip spray for vehicle sills ,I think it was shultz product.
Dried off and coloured to finish.

Happy days.
Looking forward to a little prep and finish on this 240 , the case is scratched but facial plate with lettering is still very nice although edges are scratched
Will be worth the effort.

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Post by slamjam » 01 Aug 2018, 15:54

I've found Ford Magnum grey to be really close code is : 2MWEWWA
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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by The Collector » 01 Aug 2018, 16:48

Looks close for sure, maybe a shade lighter but you can never tell just from pictures, plus it's gloss-lacquered whereas the Rotel and Cybernet Beta ranges were just done in a basecoat or were perhaps satin-lacquered.
It's another more recent colour that's readily available though, so that's good news.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 01 Aug 2018, 21:04

I did spray the radio case and sides top of front pannel. The Ford g grey metal if was perfect.
If I would not have lacquered it I'm sure it would have been hard to tell.
The lacquer just raises the gloss.
However I'm very happy ,it now looks a very nice clean almost new radio if not a tad glossy but it will protect the finish for years to come.

Poundland Matt black was right for inside case too.

I had forgotten how hard it was to remove minor scratches,fill chips and generally do a good prep.
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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by The Collector » 01 Aug 2018, 22:39

Halfords do a satin finish clear lacquer off the shelf should you ever require one. Gloss can look a bit too shiny sometimes, although the finished item will perhaps be slightly harder-wearing.

Good job that man :) Glad you're pleased with the fruits of your labour.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:12

Satin lacquer . I never even noticed satin.
Thanks for that , I don't think I will nib the surface and 're coat satin .it's actually grown on me.

Yes theirs a nice sense of satisfaction now in sitting using it looking at its beautiful condition ,taking that extra care using knobs without scratching Davis with nails and reinforces mindful not to place mic on top casing.
Sad really, I am by nature a perfectionist and take the best of care ott in fact with all my stuff.

Nice stick on 21x10mm rubber feet aid speeker projection and keep base clean from scratches.

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by timbob58 » 02 Aug 2018, 07:53

i done this one some time ago
but can't remember the colour
think it was a halfords volvo one
oh and clear lacquer
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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by original45 » 02 Aug 2018, 09:08

Ah that looks great. Really nice ,was it bad prior ?

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Re: Respraying rotell rvc 240 ,best colour match

Post by timbob58 » 02 Aug 2018, 15:34

original45 wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 09:08
Ah that looks great. Really nice ,was it bad prior ?
it was very bad ,Took it right down to the metal Then about 3 coat's primer ,and 2 maybe 3 top coat and then the lacquer
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