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carburetor color tips

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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!!!!

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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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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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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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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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i would easily think 500+

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awesome stuff guys thank you

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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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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

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

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Model Master Jet Exhaust.....

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

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How about posting some pics with the color suggestions?

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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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scalefinishes has a nice carb gold color

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How about posting some pics with the color suggestions?

Yes, this thread could use some pics!

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