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Let's hear it for Humbrol Enamels!


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Some 40 years ago I set about restoring the globe badge on the 4A bonnet, which had faded very badly. I acquired 'tinlets' of Humbrol Enamel in the closest blue and red shades I could find and carefully retouched the badge. I can report that the colours remain as bright as the day I did the job (see picture taken today). These enamels clearly had outstanding resistance to short wavelength solar radiation and I recommend them to anyone with a faded badge, this must be attractive versus the cost of a repro item with dubious longevity.

Tim

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Unfortunately the paint is no longer the same, Tim.  Some of the materials formerly used are no longer permitted to be sold to the public under REACH regulations. 

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5 minutes ago, RobH said:

Unfortunately the paint is no longer the same, Tim.  Some of the materials formerly used are no longer permitted to be sold to the public under REACH regulations. 

As with a lot of paints and other types of materials that used to "Work" but no longer do.

Stuart.

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1 minute ago, james christie said:

Yes and the bu99er is that they have the same name and labels just to confuse folk like me!

james

Also nine times out of ten the name has been sold on several times since you last used it too.

Stuart

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Back to the early 1960's Andy?    I first used it in 1963 - to paint a bike frame. 

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Hi Folks,

have faith.  Humbrol is still very much in  favour with the steam engine model engineers.

It takes quite a pounding when they get fired up but still last a fair while.

 

Roger

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Ah yes Mamod. I still have a small meths fired steam engine which could do with some restoration. It must be as old as my TR.

In its time it drove a lot of meccano creations. It replaced an earlier one on which I had screwed down the pressure relief valve, the boiler burst and destroyed my Grannie’s chandelier. My pocket money was stopped for many weeks.:angry:

james

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If I am after larger tins/quantities I use Paragon Paints. Vast colour range and brilliant brushing quality 

They also do a range of workshop machinery original manufacturer’s colours.

https://www.paragonpaints.co.uk/home.php

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