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PostPost by: jono » Tue May 04, 2021 11:36 am

I found the perfect shade at a model shop in those little Humbrol tins
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed May 05, 2021 7:03 am

Thanks for the input all. Jono, what was the colour called, "Dayglo Orange"?
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PostPost by: jono » Wed May 05, 2021 7:14 am

Think it might have been Mike - I think I still have the little pot somewhere, will see if I can dig it out.

I do recall there was only one very obvious colour in the Humbrol range that 'worked'

....just checked and the tin bears the number '209' on the lid and '209 B7105' on the underside.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed May 05, 2021 8:48 am

Great thanks, I'll get some and give it a try
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu May 06, 2021 6:51 pm

Seems to be called fire orange and is flouorescent, lots of on line suppliers.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri May 07, 2021 7:53 am

Thanks Steve, I've got the Humbol paint now so I'll try it today to check the match. My originals are faded of course so I don't expect an exact match.
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri May 07, 2021 12:44 pm

mikealdren wrote:Thanks Steve, I've got the Humbol paint now so I'll try it today to check the match. My originals are faded of course so I don't expect an exact match.


You could of course repaint the original other ones as well.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri May 07, 2021 3:26 pm

I could but I'd have to take all the bezels off and risk breaking the tabs, just not worth the risk. My new oil pressure gauge (0-100psi electrical to suit my Zetec engine) looks new next to the other gauges anyway and the font on the text is different, I'll accept that.
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