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Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:42:26 PM »
I have been using wattle Olive drab lustless paint, wonderfull stuff, dull with a matt finish, of course for me I require a slight protective so i will matt lacquer when its done.

A few weeks ago I did not have my paint with me, so I had to do a long run to a Protec shop, who had 342-1166 camouflage green in stock lustless, great get in there i thought, however all did not turn out well, the finish is very shinny compared to the Wattyle paint. More like Gloss, you could polish it is thats shinny, so I aint too pleased.

As far as I can remember the wattyle paint I bought 4 months ago 151603.04 - Paint, olive drab, lustreless automotive enamel (4 litre can) (NSN 8010-66-025-5002) it was made up for me specially as its not a stock item, unlike the Protec one...

Whats going on?

Heres a picture of the difference.


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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 10:22:40 PM »
I've used the Protec paint. It worked for me.
Your doors look as if they're still wet, drenched even.
Take the paint back. It may be a faulty batch.
They do have an expiry date on the cans. Are they within the date?
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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 10:28:33 PM »
It dryed gloss, can't be right.  Iam going to get some more wattyle in the morning.
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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 01:31:06 AM »
Juddy,

The protec paint needs stirring for a long time and better done in the paint shop, the additive to make it lusterless is very heavy and sinks to the bottom and then takes a lot to get it back into suspension.

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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 02:42:30 AM »
I have used the protec paint for a couple of years and looks just like the wattle stuff we used in the 80,s but it is available in semi gloss and gloss it may have been miss labeled?
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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012, 07:54:54 AM »
Yep i think its gloss, not semi gloss.
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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 11:57:37 AM »
Protec and not wattyl is the correct paint.

The Protec comes off the spray gun with a sheen - almost gloss that weathers down to the correct matt in a couple of months.

When I painted my 101 with it in mid 09 I was also concerned that it had too much gloss but it is fine now.

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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 03:36:11 PM »
Mine didn't Garry, or at least not so that it was that noticeable...not as obvious as Juddy's anyway but just a very slight sheen and not at all glossy, but nowhere near as flat and powdery as the very old weathered paint that was on it  ;)

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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »
Thats correct Diana

And the Wattyle paint I have been using is 90% flat this gives a very original look ( but can easily mark ) so we use a Matt lacquer.  The Protec paint is like you would have on a sports car, you could Polish it and see your face in it.  I have got some more Wattyle and its spot on, will have to take the other one and get it converted, could use it on something else one day...
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Re: Wattyle And Protec paint, Olive drab its not the same
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 07:29:28 PM »

 Don't think Mr Porsche would be impressed with the finish on Castrol. Something is obviously wrong with what you have got or done to be that shiny.

 Coops.