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PostIcon Posted on: Jul. 23 2009,11:49  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

This came from the message board of the FJ reenactment Yahoo group. It is about a very cheap spray paint that matches the German WW2 ordinance tan color and I thought I would pass it along.

I recently restored an original parachute transport can and an original backpack
food carrying can -- both were solid but covered in surface rust.  I removed the
rust w/ a neighbor's sand blaster, primed them both, and spray painted them
using some spray paint I stumbled onto at Walmart:  Krylon Indoor/Outdoor
(gloss) Saddle Tan, color #53554.  I was *very* happy with the way it came out,
and will provide a photo file titled "Ordnance Tan" in the photos section so you
can see for yourself.  I have it sitting next to 3 other cans, and it's darn
near identical to all of them.  I was worried about the 'gloss' label, but after
it dried, I don't think it's any glossier than the originals.


The price is about $3 a can versus the $15 that 1944 Militaria sells for a can of spray that is the same color :D

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Useful info!  I'll have to check that out.  Thanks.

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PostIcon Posted on: Jul. 23 2009,20:41 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Great tip.  There were huge variations in the colors of paint issued.  If it's in the ballpark, use it; there were a war on and they had more important things to worry about :)  Anybody announcing that there is "one correct" color for anything is a fucking idiot.
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ANNOUNCEMENT:  There is one correct color.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  There is one correct color.

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