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Old 09-28-2023, 07:15 AM   #1
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I was planning to use a primer in the red oxide color because that color was used originally by Ford in 1932. Paint supplier here says its not available anymore - apparently discontinued a year or two ago. Is it really gone?
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:22 AM   #2
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use two stage epoxy primer and add a little red tint
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Old 09-28-2023, 09:53 AM   #3
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Southern Polyurethanes has an epoxy primer available in various colors including red oxide. I have not used their epoxy primer before but a painter friend has and said it is a great product. It is made in the USA.
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Old 09-28-2023, 10:34 AM   #4
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SPI - Southern Polyurethane epoxy is excellent.
Perfect for underside of a 55-57 C . . . rolet
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Old 09-28-2023, 05:54 PM   #5
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Red rustrolium primer..at hardware store
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:25 PM   #6
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Your starting point, what was used originally on '32s isn't actually consistent with the available archival evidence.
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Old 09-28-2023, 07:58 PM   #7
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Didn't they use Red or Gray primer?
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Old 09-28-2023, 10:08 PM   #8
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Your starting point, what was used originally on '32s isn't actually consistent with the available archival evidence.

David, not sure I understand your point. When I first stripped my Tudor in 1964 or so, it had red oxide colored primer that was a bit hard to remove by chemical stripping. I assumed it was original, maybe I was mistaken. So, if not red, what was used at the factory?
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Old 09-28-2023, 10:26 PM   #9
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Some red, but mostly dark gray on the thirty plus or so that I have had.
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Old 09-28-2023, 10:29 PM   #10
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Thanks. I'll relax my search for red!
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Old 09-29-2023, 04:11 AM   #11
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SPI Has a great red oxide epoxy primer, have used it for about 5 years without a problem
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