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scorpio
01-15-2005, 03:19 AM
Hi,
My LE-85 are working well, but they are not in an excellent state of finish, quite a few deep scratches in the paint goint all the way to the metal. Does any of you have a recipe to restore the paint? I don't know of any standard paint that would provide the same texture, Hammerite is completely wrong.

Thanks,

Alex Lancaster
01-15-2005, 07:55 AM
:) How about "wrinkle" paint, found in auto supply stores, if the sun is out, and warm, they will cure nicely, if not, it is hair dryer time; hope it works.

paragon
01-16-2005, 01:45 AM
Yes, i tried this too and it doesn`t work. I only get black wrinkle paint here in germany and tried to paint my old 2410 drivers. Test it before you paint your drivers. If there are only a few little paint chips you may take normal paint and spray a thin layer on it.

Eckhard

jbl4ever
12-26-2005, 11:35 PM
The perfect black was made by Illinois Bronze Jet Black #337 a division of Sherwin Williams Company. This is a wrinkle finish, I dont know if it is still available. Check out VHT manufactured for PJH Brands, Scottsdale, Az.
The grey wrinkle # SP205 is close for the pro series they also have black but I dont know the number:bouncy:

Steve Gonzales
12-27-2005, 12:01 AM
I've used various brands of wrinkle paint and have found that the cure time is very long even in warm climate and with a blow dryer too. I painted the huge 2395's with the stuff and my house smelled of paint for a month. I would CAREFULLY sand (400 grit) the sharp edges of the nicks LIGHTLY (feather them) and coat the driver with flat black paint ( dead flat-- 100%) and then after they're dry ( use a blow dryer), coat them with DEFT brand SATIN lacquer. I usually take advantage of the prep time to polish the metal band that seperates the backcap and main driver body and of course mask all the obvious parts. The flat black/DEFT Satin combo is also useful to restore the classic look of JBL enclosure baffles, you know, that wonderful matte luster of the originals. Hope this helps, Steve G.

WDJ
12-27-2005, 06:57 AM
Take a look at car restoration websites:

vht.carshopinc.com/product_info.php/products_id/56288/SP204

(SP201 is black)
Many years ago we used to spray aircraft instrument panels for a crinkle finish. Used IR heat lamps (like at a fast food place) to control curing.

Make sure to "practice" on something thats at the same temperature as the real thing; the surface temp really does affect the "crinkle".

A hot, bright sunny day (like August in south Georgia) also works well!!

Izzy Weird
12-27-2005, 01:28 PM
I have had a lot of luck with wrinkle paint over the years. I normally bake it on with a very low temperature oven or heat lamps. I have a can of VHT sitting here, and the directions mention the use of a heat lamp or hair dryer. To get a good wrinkle finish the paint must be applied fairly thick, usually requiring several coats over a short period of time.

Areas that have thicker or thinner coats will often dry with a different wrinkle pattern. Keeping the application uniform will test your spray painting skills.

I have seen comments by others who have had some luck matching unavailable wrinkle colors by dusting a light coat of the correct color over black or gray wrinkle.

One source for wrinkle paint is: https://secure.tubesandmore.com/ (https://secure.tubesandmore.com/)

(Or their wholesale outlet: https://secure.cedist.com/ (https://secure.cedist.com/) )

Over the years, I have been very tempted to refinish my 2395 lenses with black wrinkle like the consumer version of this horn (I forget the model number). The black ones looked very cool.

Good luck,

Izzy

PARA
12-31-2005, 09:41 AM
ANOTHER TRY WOULD BE A PRODUCT MADE BY DUPLO,IT'S ACTUALLY SOLD AS A TRUCK BED LINER APPLICATION AND DOES A REAL NICE JOB.......................:blink:

PARA
12-31-2005, 12:38 PM
THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT I RECOMMENDED EARLIER IS NOT DUPLO,IT'S DUPLICOLOR AND THE WEBSITE IS WWW.DUPLICOLOR.COM (http://www.DUPLICOLOR.COM)