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'46 truck dash paint source?
#1413494 Fri Jun 11 2021 01:44 AM
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Hi, I am looking for a source for the "fish-eye" beige paint for a '46 truck. Last I new jim carter's had it under code PT106 but it is no longer listed on their website. Anyone have any luck on substitutions? Thanks for any help!

Re: '46 truck dash paint source?
Libby007 #1413499 Fri Jun 11 2021 02:51 AM
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Someone several years ago here on the SB recommended Rustoleum Hammer tone Dark Bronze as a substitute paint for the dash and related interior parts. I used it a few years ago and compared the color and texture to remnants of the original paint found on a few pieces of my ‘46 project. It was a very close match.

Attached is a photo of the paint can and recommended mix from Rustoleum. The representative I talked in getting some other questions answered suggested a 3:1.25 paint to xylol for spraying. That mix combination worked well.

Also attached is a photo of the painted dash.

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Last edited by 46Sparky; Fri Jun 11 2021 05:38 PM. Reason: Error in mix ratio was corrected
Re: '46 truck dash paint source?
Libby007 #1413516 Fri Jun 11 2021 11:56 AM
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JC uses PT133 as a replacement for PT106.

https://www.oldchevytrucks.com/cart/product.asp?prodid=PT133&i=|||||
Call 800-862-1913 and ask them the difference in the 2 paints.
Harold


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Re: '46 truck dash paint source?
46Sparky #1413537 Fri Jun 11 2021 04:26 PM
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That dash came out really nice, I think that is what I will do when it comes time to paint, thank you for adding the mix ratio as well.

Re: '46 truck dash paint source?
Libby007 #1413546 Fri Jun 11 2021 05:50 PM
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Note:
The mix ratio was incorrect and the post edited to report the correct:

3:1.25 paint to xylol.

That paint color is also available in rattle can. For some reason using it as a touch up over the mixed version didn’t work well for me. In installing one of the garnish molding parts I managed to scratch it. I figured the rattle can would be a quick remedy. Not so. It blistered. The part needed stripped again and a complete do over.

Last edited by 46Sparky; Sat Jun 12 2021 02:59 AM.

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