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M42 Restoration

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    Yea, that's what I thought. I noticed most SS M42s have rough texture surfaces and assumed that it was common.

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    the texture is standard after 1940 but not in black.

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    Ready for painting. :-)

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    Texture added....slate grey next.

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    Quote by DaggerVez View Post
    I am leaning toward SS SD and slate grey...

    From left to right;
    1. Cam. Black Green
    2. German Green (field grey)
    3. Black Green
    4. Grey Green
    5. RLM 70 Black Green
    6. Nato Black (slate grey)

    And Krylon Black Textured Finish for a nice rough surface.
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    You use the same paint as i do

    Regards, Lars

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    Fantastic work so far. Makes me want to give it a try.

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    now thats a great looking repaint jobby,very nicely done indeed,regards minnie.

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    My M42 ET68 Shell ... Restauration !

    1 Step - buy / find the shell
    2 Step - clean in warm water and detergent
    3 Step - cleaning the shell in water with lemon-salt for 24 hours
    4 Step - remove dimples / imperfections and bumps with fine pastes/putty
    5 Step - finish the final form ... with fine sandpaper (most difficult operation)
    6 Step - applying primer
    7 Step - find the correct paint
    8 Step - applying paint & decal
    9 Step - apply a water-based protective lacquer (optional)

    Enjoy !!



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