Tasco 7TE-5 paint
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:40 AM
Can anyone recommend a paint? Is the Krylon Ivory appropriate? My scope is "brighter" than the ivory.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:50 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:53 PM
I used the appliance epoxy white. Works well and bakes on nicely.
Krylon or Rustoleum? Are they both similar color?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:47 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:51 AM
Mike, I have an Ace just down the street from my office. I will also look at that white!
This is a total strip. When I first acquired the scope I redid the legs and mount, but felt the tube was "OK". Now that I've owned it several years, all I see are the paint chips and scratches. Guess its time to learn how to do this. I did read that thread. Very informative and I will follow those instructions. I'll take a before picture and post before I start.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:34 PM
Here is a picture of the scope. If you look real close and squint you can see the scratches in the paint. Needs to be fixed.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:01 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:07 PM
1200 grit wet sand? I have not read about that yet. Can you explain further?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:31 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:26 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
I sprayed light coats first to gradually cover the JB weld. Sanding with #400 and then #600. I then started adding coats of white. The paint can states that if you are going to build up layers of paint, to spray each coat, once dry to touch, in less than 1 hour. Otherwise it says to wait 5 days. I opted for every 15 minutes which worked just fine. I wet sanded with the 600 grit paper and realized this was too course. I ran off to the autoparts store for 1500 and 2000 grit paper knowing I had to get back within an hour!
I used the 1500 on the next coat and saw an immediate improvement in the shine. Next coat got the 2000 grit and it really started to look good. Continued until I covered all traces of the JB Weld, which is dark and surprisingly took many coats before it was covered,
Last coat, no sanding and I set the parts (tube and dew shield) up near my wood stove to cure. The wood stove did a great job of heating the parts to 150 degrees and holding it there for several hours.
How did it all come out? Spectacular!
I am now trying to figure out how the Finder comes apart? It seems like the main black ring holding the objective will not turn out. What do I do?