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    The red boat

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    #230876

    does anyone know of an inexpensive match to the Johnson dull silver paint used on the 1954 models?
    Also – I have leftover green seahorse paint from my 1955 RD-17 restore project. is it the same green paint that was used on the 1954 models?

    thanks.

    bobw
    bobw

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    #230880

    1954 and 1955 use the same Seahorse Green. If you don’t want the 54 Dull Aluminum from North York Marine, I found the Cast Coat Aluminum from Dupli-color is a pretty close match but not as glossy a finish.

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20
    1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18

    "Every 20 minute job is only a broken bolt away from a 3-day project."

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    The red boat

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    #230969

    thank you!
    I’ll check it out.

    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #230974

    Like bobw says, the cast aluminum paint leaves a rather rough or porous finish. I save it for mag plates and carbs but Valspar Plasti Kote makes a nice dull aluminum paint in lacquer which leaves a smoother finish. T-41 is the Plasti Kote part number.

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    The red boat

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    #231291

    And the plastikote matches well?

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    DAN UMBARGER

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    #231463

    Mumbles, How are you finding the Plastikote T-41 holding up? Do you use it for the whole motor or just certain parts?

    fifty20ne
    fifty20ne

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    #231669

    Were can you purchase
    Plastikote T – 41 dull
    Aluminum spray paint?

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    DAN UMBARGER

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    #231785

    Nobody seems to stock it at the moment. I found a store online that said they had it but when I stopped in this morning to buy it they in fact did not have it. I sent an email to the company so we’ll see if they are even in business anymore.

    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #231815

    I get the T-41 at my local auto supply and if it or any other color I want isn’t in stock, they can order it in as they deal with Valspar products. As for durability, it’s like any other spray can paint and will scratch if treated rough. Valspar is a major player in paint and I use their base/clear automotive paints now instead of DuPont.

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    kirkp

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    #231817

    You know you’re in trouble when you can’t find it on amazon or ebay.

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    dave-bernard

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    #231825

    when I use it on my mercury’s I just dust it on . can be just dusted on to touch up latter.

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    DAN UMBARGER

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    #231831

    I guess I was more wondering about if fuel is spilled on the lacquer ( as in tank/carb/powerhead) will it bubble up the paint and destroy a painted motor or would it be fine if it’s cleaned up right away…I’ve seen some paint that is destroyed almost immediately.

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    DAN UMBARGER

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    #231968

    I sent Plastikote/Valspar an email last week asking if the fact that we can’t find the T-41 Dull Aluminum paint was a temporary situation or if they were even in business anymore. I got this response this morning.

    Dear Dan,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact PlastiKote. We appreciate your interest in our products.

    It has been discontinued. We are no longer making it.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please respond back if you require additional assistance.

    Regards,

    Craig

    So… I guess that color ? is not available anymore. Not sure if it’s the whole line of paint or the color only.

    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #231975

    Well, since the T-41 is NLA, it’s not the end of the world yet as I know there are other brands of dull aluminum. I’ve used the PlastiKote because it’s been on the shelf when I’ve needed some.

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