Late X246 Pork Pie

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  1. KAB

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    image.jpg Based on CPL information I believe this to date from around 1949, before Tilley reverted to the dome tanks.

    Fully stripped and sprayed with Platikote Brass. New Fettlebox seals and ready for a mantle.
     
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    Looking good. Plastikote is an excellent colour match.
     
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    Well fettled!:thumbup:
     
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    That paint job looks sensational. Well done indeed.

    I have some projects here that I went to the mainland and bought paint for. Anytime you feel like lending a hand, feel free to give me a hoy.

    I do understand that rather large ditch could be a hindrance.
     
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    Paint stripper, took a few applications as it was early Tilley paint, not the cheap paint they used on the X246B's. Sprayed with rattle cans - white primer, one coat of Plastikote Brass metallic (too shinny) then a top coat of the Plastikote Brass as shown in the picture.

    I'm leaving the underside of the tank with a coat of lacquer as there are traces of the original paint. I've done similar to some of my other lamps so the date markings are visible.
     
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    Lookin good, well done.
     
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    With Plastikote, is there a need to put a clear coat over it?
     
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    Clear coat ..... mmm??? Spilled some fuel on it for pre-mantle testing, no marks on paint yet. Long term to find out, it is an enamel paint so time will tell.
     
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    I don't take any chances especially if I get a really good paint job. I've learnt from bitter experience - clear coat.

    I had the opportunity to buy some paint today that is usually out of my price range. It was discounted by 50%. I needed 3 different colours so I took the opportunity to buy the paint for 3 GPA projects.

    There is no chance that I won't not clear coat the finished product, I don't care how good the paint is, I'm taking no chances.

    Of course, there is no point clear coating if the clear coat can't withstand petroleum products. So, it must be a well selected product.

    Perhaps Plastikote can withstand petroleum products or perhaps the Plastikote wasn't affected by the spill because you caught the spill. I had a bitter experience with a Tilley. I'd left pressure and fuel in the fount. There turned out to be a small leak in the NRV and over time that leak allowed the fuel to fill the pump tube and eventually overflow and slow leak onto the paint - unbeknown to me. So, for perhaps a month, the paint had a dribble of kero on it. When I wiped the fount, the fount was wiped clean of paint in that spot.
     
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    Congratulations KAB, the old porker has cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     

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