Very interested in what you use for paint...Model 400 Restor , produced in year 1959, the Full was optional item
The 400 model back then used a soft enamel and it was applied without a primer coat. my 400 was sprayed with a enamel and a hardner was added Primer was used prior to top coat. The paint colour was matched from original piece. Did not use rattle can.Very interested in what you use for paint...
(I was hoping to leave my P51 as is, but the original paint comes off with a compressed air blow down. Doesn't look like any tie coat or primer was used)
Many thanks, Beavers!The 400 model back then used a soft enamel and it was applied without a primer coat. my 400 was sprayed with a enamel and a hardner was added Primer was used prior to top coat. The paint colour was matched from original piece. Did not use rattle can.
The P51 saw you have would have been powder coated , much harder and used on the later P-series saws.
l used a single stage urethane on the model 3270S which l am currently working on and paint was colour match at auto paint outlet.
hope this helps you
Awesome saw. I just aquired an IEL Pioneer HM. I really need an instruction manual for it. Any idea where I can find one?
This is my oldest IEL/Pioneer model AB made in Vancouver British Columbia in 1948 . It has been completely rebuilt with NOS pieces and meticulous stripped,cleaned and a three coat primer and automotive two part epoxy paint that is very durable and gasoline resistant. I will try to post a new set of picts each evening.
Thanks - The paint I had planned to use is 2K PPG Delthane (single stage) urethane (AKA Delfleet), which uses an activator (AKA "hardner"). Its stupid expensive, so I'm open to suggestions (currently looking at Omni paint, which is PPG line also). Seems that single stage (ie, no clear coat needed) is getting hard to find...l suggest you get the hardner for that paint and a pint is more than enough for your Saw