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Post by ALSE6 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:57 am

Anyone knows what type of paint was used on a 1976 SE6 GTE (or 6a GTE). Acrylic? Cellulose? other?
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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:37 pm

Don't know for sure but two pack seems likely



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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:51 pm

I would have thought it was plain old cellulose?


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Post by Nigel Clark » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:54 pm

I would expect cellulose. No doubt Dave Speed will be along in a bit with the definitive answer.

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Post by scimmy_man » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:05 pm

it certainly wasnt 2 pack,
they used to buy 25litre tins of paint, occasionally when supplies were low the tea boy had to open and empty 1litre tins into a bigger tin,

I still have a few in dark brown somewhere,


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Post by speedy555 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:21 pm

Cellulose


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Post by ALSE6 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Thank you speedy555 ...> Alan


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 pm

There used to be a plasticiser for paint which allowed paint to bend, e.g. on wing piping. This would allow for vibration on bodywork without cracking. Cellulose can become brittle over time. Does anyone know if the "modern" cellulose can take/or has got plasticisers?.......I suppose this is a question to ask the manufacturers.

Alan a trip up the road to John Beckly at Dowland for a chat may be worth your while. Iddesleigh to Dolton B3217. First properties on left just near top of hill immediately before Dowland hamlet. He used to work with all solvent paints (still does a lot but mostly water based for moderns repair).

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