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Going through some stuff and I found these old cans. I remember using this actual can of blue to build my first JoHan '69 Roadrunner when I was about 12, (1982ish ?). Remember when Testors only had about 15 spray colors?

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Yes I remember those as well as the Pactra  paints, and also the AMT lacquer paints too. Here is a car painted with the AMT lacquers back in the early 70's.................................

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The way they are cutting back their paint lines, Testor's might be back down to fifteen again very soon.

Edited by Harry Joy

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I found an NOS can of Jade Green in that style can at a Benjamin Franklin store in Covington Indiana back in the mid '90s. Still have it, unopened.

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cool old paint cans. i do remember them, but the "pla" word i didn't know what the hell that meant lol

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Going through some stuff and I found these old cans. I remember using this actual can of blue to build my first JoHan '69 Roadrunner when I was about 12, (1982ish ?). Remember when Testors only had about 15 spray colors?

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I'm pretty sure I've got a whole box full of these old cans around somewhere.

The paint was barely usable when it was fresh, I'll bet it's some wonderful stuff now! :D

 

Steve

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I like the old cans. I have a few but no cool Roth Cans. The sideways can is for the picture as it would not fit. Some old Glue tubes also. 100_1501.thumb.JPG.b63b7dbf603e247abaee5

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Interesting that they held 3.2 ounces. Today the cans are listed as 3 ounces. How did they decide on an odd amount like 3.2?

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I like that picture Andy, thanks for sharing.  It's kind of funny to see even then they had no use for an E- it's just 'namel :lol:

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On 12/4/2015 at 5:13 AM, 1930fordpickup said:

I like the old cans. I have a few but no cool Roth Cans. The sideways can is for the picture as it would not fit. Some old Glue tubes also. 100_1501.thumb.JPG.b63b7dbf603e247abaee5

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I can remember using the AMT colours way back when.         Funnily enough I still have some Testors Metallics after all these years in the little glass containers.

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Oh yeah I remember them, I remember have some named as "transparent" which was basically a candy type of paint that you had to use silver or something for base coat.

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While not *THAT* old, here are couple that are around 35 years old.

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If I could catch a whiff of that old AMT spray lacquer, I bet it would immediately trigger some long lost childhood memories. I remember liking them cuz being hotter they laid down better than the Testors rattlecan enamels. They had interesting colors too....I remember my bro' painting his Revell 57 Chevy "Aztec Gold"...and his Revell Roth Road Agent "Orchid Silk".

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Here is what I still have sitting on the shelf, I have a few more cans but no other style labels... 1 pretty new can and then a scatter from 80’s and 90’s I think for the rest

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Edited by SCRWDRVR

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One interesting thing I've noticed is these old cans are not leaking out the bottom.

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All I have is a bunch of 20 year old Dupli color cans....

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13 hours ago, Bucky said:

One interesting thing I've noticed is these old cans are not leaking out the bottom.

I've heard that can be an issue, I guess I'm just lucky (knock on wood) I've only ever had one leak like that.

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I've got a few old cans. I use them as photo props...

 

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I miss the old Duplicolor touch up spray cans too, would like to find some for restoration projects..

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I have several Boyd colors and 1.can of nascar color and I plan on using them. They are from the early 90’s...

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