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OK, so the find story. Back then I was a Trooper assigned to the Aviation Unit, I've retired since. We had three Cessna 182's we did various things with, including marijuana eradication. Our Narcotics

Radiator Monday. It's complete, just need to modify a bracket for the shutters. I'll tighten everything again before it goes in. I'll leak check it when the weather warms too.

DONE, DONE, DONE!!!! Final patches on the lower windshield pillars installed and cleaned up the gutters. Test fit the doors and all is well with no rubbing. Obviously, I need to tweak a lot of li

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21 minutes ago, mattb73lt said:

I did it!! It's now "Fleet Red". Still curing up and wet, but really getting glossy as it does. That new curtain is a life saver!!! 

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Wow!!!!!!!!! You must be pissing yourself,,,,,, hell I’m pissing myself ....bob

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You should be very proud of your self and your achievements

Top job and I would be smiling like a Cheshire cat about now if I was you 

 

Paul 

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I like the color of the floor :)

Sure kidding.

Congrats! Nothing cheers up that much as bright shine of freshly done paint:thumb:

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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1 hour ago, MackLTH said:

Matt,

Could you tell me what kind of paint you used?

From the looks of the paint on the ground it must have got pretty misty in there!

Cheers,Pat

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PPG Concept DCC "Mack Fleet Red" Paint code # 75674

It's the first big job I've used it on. Previous projects I used Dupont Centari, which is no longer available. This was very easy to apply, with very good coverage. As for the overspray, I thought it was typical for the volume of paint I sprayed. It'll sweep up. I try to let everything lay, other than tape and paper, for 24 hours to cure. I leave my fans on for a few hours after I've finished painting. Probably had a little more on the floor as the cab sits pretty low to it. I just checked it now and it looks great after curing.

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17 hours ago, mrsmackpaul said:

You should be very proud of your self and your achievements

Top job and I would be smiling like a Cheshire cat about now if I was you 

 

Paul 

I am. Hard to knock the smile off my face when I'm in the shop. It looks even better in person, the pictures only give it a little justice.

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34 minutes ago, mattb73lt said:

Yes,

PPG Concept DCC "Mack Fleet Red" Paint code # 75674

It's the first big job I've used it on. Previous projects I used Dupont Centari, which is no longer available. This was very easy to apply, with very good coverage. As for the overspray, I thought it was typical for the volume of paint I sprayed. It'll sweep up. I try to let everything lay, other than tape and paper, for 24 hours to cure. I leave my fans on for a few hours after I've finished painting. Probably had a little more on the floor as the cab sits pretty low to it. I just checked it now and it looks great after curing.

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Matt,

Curious- education please...What does "American Lafrance" refer to???

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18 minutes ago, MackLTH said:

Perhaps American Lafrance used this red on their fire engines.

Thanks for the answer regarding the paint Matt.

Cheers,Pat

It's possible. I got that code from Matt Pfahl and the interior green code. It is a nice deep red, though.

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Compliments for your passion, you are deservedly excited with the red paint after all your quality preparation, then fitting parts etc, when you fit your cab onto the chassis and bolt on the polished cast alloy radiator, that will pump the heart up.

Thank you for sharing your skills and progressive pictures 👏👏👏 

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Drool to see :thumb:

My only worry isn't the paint still soft to put attachments on?

I prefere to wait at least a couple of weeks and better a couple of month (and a damn couple of years in many cases) besore to start bolting on. Difficult to resist playing the game and I try to find alternative tasks along the project.

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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Love it, and yes it is a wonderful feeling to start hanging stuff back on the cab

 

Vlad I hear what your saying but I think if your careful after a day it is pretty safe with warmish weather 

 

Paul

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