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Old 21-12-15, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hi Folks can anybody tell me the correct shade of green for my 1 1/2 2 1/2 hp
Bentall please ?
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It should be "olive green"; Land Rover deep bronze green is an excellent match.



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Old 21-12-15, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your fast reply Martin, Love your engine, shines like the" proverbial" on a barn door.!!
Will send you a before and after picture of mine.
Enjoy Christmas.Regards
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Old 21-12-15, 09:22 PM   #4
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Thanks Norm. Although not in the picture, shortly after it was taken I got an original unrestored pulley to suit. The paint on the pulley is an almost perfect match.

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I suppose I should have added...

1. Some Pioneers had the flywheels in black.

2. You will see some restorations with the head in black, but I believe this is incorrect.

3. You may spot that I painted the bearing housings black - I don't think this is correct.

4. The raised lettering was highlighted by being picked out with gold (not yellow). This is easily done by dabbing with a piece of dense sponge (I have never got round to doing it on mine!)

5. My 3-4hp Pioneer has pin striping around the hopper, and down the crank guard. I've never seen this on an original 1.1/2 - 2.1/2hp model, but can't be certain.

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Old 22-12-15, 04:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the update Martin. Could you briefly tell me the procedure you used to paint the engine. ie preparation, primer, undercoat, brush or spray, No. of coats, who's and what type of paint etc.
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Old 22-12-15, 05:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for the update Martin. Could you briefly tell me the procedure you used to paint the engine. ie preparation, primer, undercoat, brush or spray, No. of coats, who's and what type of paint etc.
Norman
Martin's thread for the Bentall is here: http://www.stationary-engine.net/for...hlight=bentall

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Yep - follow Dan's link for the original restoration.

To add a little more detail, my procedure is:

1. Strip to bare iron. 115mm angle grinder with knotted cup brushes and remove every last trace of rust. Finally, scrub with white spirit until your cloth comes away clean.

2. I use Witham Oil & Paints (WoCo) "Supercoat" zinc phosphate primer and brushing enamel.

3. Usually a couple of coats of primer, followed by 2 or 3 coats of enamel. I always brush paint. There are quite a few comments about brushes in the thread. To summarize; don't get hung up on the brush, never use a new brush.

I hope this all helps.

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Thanks Martin, lots to think about
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