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    Default Cadmium paint

    Has anyone seen, or used a cadmium colored paint that will match the cadmium plating process color? Thanks stan

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    Stan!

    That's a trick question, right?
    OEM cadmium varied. So no single fake finish, or even modern electroplate, can be perfectly *authentic* for all parts.

    I have a couple of personal favorites, but one that seems to fill the bill with those who like a rugged finish upon chassis hardware is:
    TRAILMOBILE Spray Enamel 700-99-45 "Non-Smudge Aluminum"
    (1499 Jamike Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018 -1085)

    Definitely gives hardware that "older restoration' look!

    ....Cotten

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    T.Cotten, I will try to locate the paint you described, and give it a try. Thanks stan

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    I have tried the eastwood company cad paint, it is not very good at all. I am interested in the paint that Cotten is talking about. If you find a phone number or internet site for it please post it!
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    If you Google 1499 Jamike Ave, Erlanger, KY
    you Get http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...n.859-525-9300

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    1499 JAMIKE AVE, PO BOX 18820
    ERLANGER, KY 41018
    Phone: (859) 525-9300
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    The bottom line here is that cadmium looks like cadmiun and paint looks like paint. Nuff sed.
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    Chris is right, naturally,.. just as modern paints will never look like the original paints either.

    And face it, no two pieces of cad on an authentic machine should look alike anyway.

    Modern cad can vary widely; Which three pieces in the attachment are fresh modern cad, and which single piece is 'genuine', among the fakes?
    (Please ignore the 'nickel' in the back row...)

    Even the best modern cad plating is still *fake*.

    So,
    Another great rattle-can finish to simulate cad is Sherwin-William's Duplicolor "Wheel Finish" STEEL WP316
    (Duplicolor's Ceramic "Cast Coat" is a great fake parkerizing!)

    But neither of the two that I have posted are my preference where digestive fuels are concerned.

    ....Cotten
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    Heat resistant aluminum paint looks better than nothing on small parts, and is readily available.
    VPH-D

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