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Author Topic: Drake T4 series cabinet paint  (Read 5094 times)
K1SYN
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« on: December 24, 2014, 08:01:27 AM »

I am interested in anyone who knows what Sears spray paint was used to over spray the cabinets.
Used to do it years ago and worked great. Too long ago to remember the number on the can and no old ones around.
I used to very lightly rough up the original paint then a couple coats and it was perfect. Cabinet still had the same look as original.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 08:28:44 AM »

I'm just wondering if you ever figured this out? 

Thanks, and 73
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 10:47:44 AM »

I've used both Krylon and Rustoleum, satin black with very good results. 
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W9GB
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 12:09:39 PM »

Hartzell Manufacturing in Miamisburg, OH painted the original Drake cabinets.
http://www.wb4hfn.com/DRAKE/DrakeArticles/Case_Repainting.htm

Hartzell offered a very reasonable priced repainting (powder coat) service until late 2012.
They discontinued this service in 2013 for Drake owners, due to company management/ownership change.

DRAKE TECHNICAL TIPS -- WEB SITE
http://www.wb4hfn.com/DRAKE/DrakeTechTips.htm

CABINET REPAINTING BASICS
by Mark Gilger, WB0IQK
http://www.wb4hfn.com/DRAKE/DrakeArticles/TechTips/CabinetRepainting.htm

Krylon paints found at almost all Box Box and Hardware stores.

• Krylon #51317 Rubby Brown Primer
• Krylon #51613 Satin Black paint
• #600 grit Silicon Carbide waterproof sandpaper, often referred to as “Wet Sand”.
• #1000 grit Silicon Carbide waterproof sandpaper.
• #1500 grit Silicon Carbide waterproof sandpaper.
• 3M Sanding Block.
• #52, .063 inch drill bit.
• “Post-it” brand #651 Correction & Cover-up Tape
• Windex window cleaner or Denatured Alcohol. Do not substitute.
• Compressed air spray can. Used for PC cleaning.

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WA5VGO
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 06:03:49 AM »

Original paint was a two part process using Sherwin-Williams Polane T polyurethane enamel.

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W9GB
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 11:48:48 AM »

Gunsmiths use that Sherwin-williams product.

Last time I saw a price,
it was $90 for a gallon of paint and $125 for the catalyst (2-part product, minimum order one gallon).
There was a special reducer, but didn't ask about its price.
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W0WKO
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 06:04:36 AM »

I understand that Rustoleum 7777 (satin black) is also a good match for the Drake finish.  I haven't tried it myself, but I have a couple of cabinets that need repainting.  The Rustoleum is available pretty easily at such places as Lowes and WalMart.  I believe the Krylon 51613 is a bit harder to find, but is available at Advance Auto.  I haven't found the specific Krylon Ruddy Brown primer, but my guess is that any iron oxide (red) primer will do the same thing.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 07:07:27 AM »

I also use the Rustoleum 7777 satin black.
After the base finish, drill out a nozzle with a #51 drill bit. It will take some practice but that nozzle can deliver a superb spatter finish mimicking the original Hartzell finish.


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