{Collins} Re: Refinishing front panels



Dear Scott; You may want to use a little DSP on the end of a q-Tip. Use 50%
water and 50% DSP. You can get DSP at any  hardware store. This is a
cleaning product for metal and will dull any painted surface.  Hope it works
for you.  Sincerely Gary WA0MYH
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From: <Ka9p@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 11:38 AM
Subject: {Collins} Refinishing front panels


>
> Season's greetings to the reflector, as I come looking for my last good
> advice of Y2K :)
>
> I've been trying to salvage a wrinkle finish front panel from a 51J, and
> after way too much experimentation, succeeded in rewrinkling selective
areas
> of the panel that need it with wrinkle paint and a heat gun after plugging
> holes, etc. (why would someone want an "On" light on the front panel
> anyway.....).  The wrinkle isn't an exact match, but looks alot better
than I
> hoped.  My problem is the repainting.  Even when I do very light coats,
with
> lots of drying time between, I get a sheen to the repainted area that just
> can't seem to be dulled down to match the existing paint (which was
already
> lightly oversprayed with the letters masked).  I've tried flattener, but
> still I don't get a match.  Has anyone had luck with a flat or satin
Krylon
> overcoat on a repainted panel to even out the finished look?  Or is there
> another secret?  Thanks, Scott
>
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