Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:11 pm Post subject: gillespie paint
I have used their paint in the spray cans for several small parts and had good luck with it. I was wondering if anyone has had good or bad results with their paint in the quart or gallon cans. Also if there are any hints or suggestions. Can I use or do I need a hardener? I have a very good painter to spray it for me but I like to learn from other peoples experiences. Thanks for any help.
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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:36 pm Post subject:
That's all I have used since 1997. I use 24087 on my 'a1, and Desert Tan on my deuce. Always use Xylene as suggested at 4:1 ratio. I tried mineral spirits and didn't get my normal results - longer dry time plus it took longer to "matte out". It stayed glossy for a lot longer than I wanted. _________________ Matt
1964 USMC M38a1
'51 USMC M100 trailer, '54 M100 trailer, '90 M101a1 trailer
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:39 pm Post subject: gillespie paint
Thanks to all: Since I posted this I have talked with both Gillespie Coatings and Army Jeep Parts. They were both very helpful. I now believe I can use it with confidence. Gillespie told me I could use a hardener but it may make it too glossy. The M38-A1s Seabee jeeps We had in Danang appeared to be the same color as the Marine jeeps. They seemed to have a bit of gloss when they were cleaned up, - which wasn't very often. Right or wrong I'm going with 24052.
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