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Re: [TenTec] Case paint for Argosy

To: kg6tt@arrl.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Case paint for Argosy
From: Craig Roberts <crgrbrts@verizon.net>
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Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 08:45:35 -0400
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Call the great folks at Ten Tec and ask who paints their cabinets and 
see if they'd be willing to repaint yours.

If that doesn't work, the company that painted Drake's old cabinets is 
still in business. I don't know if they'd be willing to duplicate the 
Ten Tec finish, but you can ask.  They're Hartzell Manufacturing in 
Miamisburg, Ohio ( www.hartzellmfg.com ).

If you'd like to do it yourself and your cabinet's in reasonably good 
shape without big chips and scratches, a simple overspray of dark satin 
gray can work well.  Enough of the original texture will show through to 
keep the finish looking fairly original.

If a complete DIY repainting is necessary, Rustoleum's Hammered Gray 
(7214) is an attractive alternative to Ten Tec's pebble finish.  If you 
want something a little less dramatic, try Duplicolor's DE 1651 Cast  
Coat Iron engine enamel from your auto parts store.  It's a very classy 
looking paint.

Another route to explore is powder coating.  There may be someone near 
you who does this and will happily find a near match for your cabinet 
finish.  Powder coating is very durable and attractive.



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