Black Crackle painting

Garey Barrell k4oah at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Apr 14 16:41:52 EDT 2003

Don -

"Brooder Lamps", a form of IR flood lamp in inexpensive photoflood
reflectors also work well.  I used them to wrinkle a Model 28 ASR
Teletype cabinet in the 60's.   It wouldn't fit in the oven!!

The paint is still in good shape today.

73, Garey - K4OAH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Buska" <d.buska at ADVANTEST.COM>

> Joe,
> The last time I did it I used Krylon Black Wrinkle which was
obtained from a local
> NAPA auto parts store.
> Apply two heavy coats with about 5 minutes between coats.  Then take
a heat gun or
> hair dryer and go back and forth across the cabinet about 9 inches
away from the
> painted surface.  Once it starts to wrinkle it will pretty much
start all over,
> assuming you applied even heat all around.  If an area just won't
wrinkle you will
> have to remove all paint and start again.
> I did a complete Bud open rack panel last year and it came out just
fine.  I'm not
> a great painter and have found wrinkle paint to be very forgiving
compared to
> straight painting.  The wrinkle stuff is heavier and doesn't drip or
streak as
> easily.  Follow the simple rules above and all should be just fine!
> Good luck es 73
> Don N9OO
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2003 20:44:00 -0700, k7mks wrote:
> >Am restoring a HQ-120 and find it necessary to strip the cabinet
and repaint.
> Would appreciate comments regarding paint selection and mfr. as well
as any handy
> hints.  I do not have access to a spray unit so it will have to be
cans or take it
> to someone who can closely duplicate the color and texture of a
HQ-120 cabinet.
> >
> >Thanks, Joe k7mks

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