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.

Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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