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#1 cosmonemo

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

was looking to see if anyine has any tips/tricks to carburetor color i have tryied

to fin dthe right color mix or close match but can't get it, like for Holley carbs any

help would be great!!!!



#2 High octane

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Have you tried Model Masters Jet Exhaust? Try it as it looks good on carbs as well as other underhood and chassis parts.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

I usually do a base coat of steel or aluminum, then wash in a mix of gold and steel, then a little drybrush in gold.  That comes pretty close to the weird anodized color that's ususally on a carburetor.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

eastwood restoration products make a line of spray paint called carb renew works great and looks originalwe use it in the shop whenever we rebuild old carbs i know it comes in both the gold and silver and 1 can will last a lifetime of model cars



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

eastwood restoration products make a line of spray paint called carb renew works great and looks originalwe use it in the shop whenever we rebuild old carbs i know it comes in both the gold and silver and 1 can will last a lifetime of model cars

A can from Eastwood will probably paint as many as 300 (?) model carburators.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

i would easily think 500+



#7 cosmonemo

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

awesome stuff guys thank you



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:17 AM

I thought I repsoned to this last night, but I must have not hit the "post" button -

 

Alclad Pale Gold and Pale Burnt Metal are my 2 faves for carbs.  Testor's Jet Exhaust (the MM enamel and Acryl color, not "Exhaust" the Metalizer), Burnt Metal Metalizer and Tamiya Titanium Gold are good ones to keep around, too.    



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:16 AM

I stumbled across a perfect combination for the Holley Dichromate finish the other day. Mix 2 parts aluminum silver with 1 part turn signal amber. Adjust as necessary.

 

EDIT: These are Testors enamels in the little bottles


Edited by TheRX7Project, 21 April 2013 - 04:17 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:18 AM

I mix a little of the ModelMaster Metalizer Brass and Aluminum together to get the color I want for Carbs.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Model Master Jet Exhaust.....

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

Some good tips in here, I too am always having troubles finding the right color for them



#13 kobuzz

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

How about posting some pics with the color suggestions?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

alclad pale burnt metal...is very close if not right on for holley carb...it goes on really nice and u spray it over white or gray primer... B)



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

scalefinishes has a nice carb gold color



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

How about posting some pics with the color suggestions?

 

Yes, this thread could use some pics!