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newbie needing advice
« on: May 31, 2012, 04:36:58 PM »
well here it goes im asking the question that i should know . what paint to use on the fire tender were they enamel or acrylic based
paint im respraying the big girl myself i know two pack is the go but its not original nor am i set up for it advice please

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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 08:02:51 PM »
thanks diana

that makes things a little bit easier i think ill go acrylic its a bit more user friendly correct
NOW the big question would anyone have the colour code of the fire tenders
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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 09:12:18 PM »
Tim,

The books that I have show the paint to be British Paints Signal Red BS537 BS381, NSN 8010-66-072-6868.

I think this converts to an Aussie code of R13, if you go to an automotive paint shop and ask for R13 see what happens.

I looked into the colour for my Fire Trucks and it was a while ago and I can't remember if this code is correct, I will check tomorrow.

Peter

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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 08:10:23 AM »
cheers peter

are any of your trucks fully red ie chassis and all of mainly black underneath
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 05:09:27 PM »
Hi Tim,

Both of mine have black as the original colour with red being the overspayed colour. I also have a couple of original production pictures in colour that clearly show black chassis.

I am going to do mine black when I start the restorations.

Peter

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 07:27:08 PM »
Hi Tim,

Both of mine have black as the original colour with red being the overspayed colour. I also have a couple of original production pictures in colour that clearly show black chassis.

I am going to do mine black when I start the restorations.

Peter

Where would you find the paint code Peter? Somewhere on the vehicle?

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 07:53:40 PM »
I have a copy of the specifications book and it list everything, from who had what contact to produce certain parts through to a complete CES list and where is was stored on the vehicle. It make things really easy.

Peter

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 03:20:18 PM »
its a great little book just got my copy from  the museum at holsworthy it has everything in it
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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »
its a great little book just got my copy from  the museum at holsworthy it has everything in it


HI, Tim how did you get the book? do you have a phone number  I can ring so buy it and get one sent to me, what is the actual title?

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 07:44:59 PM »
i'll send u a pm scott
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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
Tim,

Did you get a copy of the User Handbook or the Specifications booklet?. The Specification booklet is the way the vehicles were made listing the contracts for each component. The CES lists the manufacturers of each item.

Attached is the cover of the specs book.

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 08:15:19 PM »
hey peter

i just got the technical manual which i guess you would say is a user manual
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »
here it is
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Re: newbie needing advice
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 01:09:02 PM »
I need to see if we have both of those doccuments in our archive.
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