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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5948159 - 06/30/13 02:40 PM

Glossy Black.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5948166 - 06/30/13 02:46 PM

Hi Turk,
I like the satin. Has a clean,high tech look.Debating the same thing on my cave,wrinkle or a nice black satin.I have been watching what you do to help me decide.Thanks for the great restoration thread!


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: chuck52]
      #5948218 - 06/30/13 03:17 PM

If you have an OSH near you, they make a semi-gloss black that's very nice. I used it to paint the oxidized anodized black parts on Tinky. The base behind the visual back was the worst.

Before:


After, it's hard to tell the anodizing on the "new" visual back from the paint on the base it's attached to:


-Tim.


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: tim53]
      #5948610 - 06/30/13 08:08 PM

I like that semi gloss black Tim.

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John Higbee
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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: chuck52]
      #5948788 - 06/30/13 10:16 PM

another vote for the satin black!

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: John Higbee]
      #5948817 - 06/30/13 10:31 PM

My vote goes to satin black also..satin looks more like anodized to me.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: Dave M]
      #5948842 - 06/30/13 10:56 PM

I had a friend over today who also took a look at the finish. He said go with satin all the way. I just ordered 3 cans of wrinkle, but I think it is gonna be satin. You have voted!

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5948853 - 06/30/13 11:07 PM

The wrinkle will be useful for future restorations!

-Tim.


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: tim53]
      #5949214 - 07/01/13 07:44 AM

Does the wrinkle come in grey? I'm thinking of repainting my old Jaegers and Edmund mounts and would like to match the factory finish.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #5949333 - 07/01/13 09:34 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

I previously tried to find color wrinkle. Krylon i believe had some on their web site but couldn't find a supplier. I ended up painting wrinkle then coloring over. It worked but softens the effect a little.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: gelkin]
      #5949437 - 07/01/13 10:52 AM

Gerald, that effect actually looks really nice.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: Chuck Hards]
      #5949530 - 07/01/13 11:59 AM

Optical Craftsmen piers were usually wrinkle gray. Can't find it anywhere anymore, though. Early 60s, when they were still ANRA, they painted the mounts in wrinkle blue. I think Neil's got one of these.

Wrinkle red was(is?) used in some mechanics toolboxes, but I haven't seen it for sale either. I've asked if special order colors could be mixed, but since you can't buy wrinkle paints at all in So Cal, I haven't gotten a definitive answer. I ain't giving up, though!

-Tim.


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: tim53]
      #5949551 - 07/01/13 12:14 PM

Krylon stop making wrinkled red and black a couple of months ago and recalled it all. VHT still makes it in red and black and the local car parts store has it. To be on the safe side I bought a couple of cans of it. Here is a link for it. http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Paint+-+Wrinkle+%26+Textured/N0798/C...

- Dave


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: DAVIDG]
      #5950172 - 07/01/13 06:56 PM

You can special order Grey wrinkle paint from Italy by the liter container but its very expensive. From what I have found looking for it, Domestic production ended several years ago. Most advise black wrinkle and overspray it grey.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: dgreyson]
      #5950508 - 07/01/13 10:50 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

The Captain Nemo focuser is done. Well, almost done. I can't find the thumbscrew. It will turn up in another bag probably one of many screws and bolts to go missing in action. It looks nice.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5950512 - 07/01/13 10:51 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

One more of the focuser

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5950527 - 07/01/13 11:02 PM

That black satin looks fantastic, Great job..

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: Dave M]
      #5950564 - 07/01/13 11:28 PM

Quote:

That black satin looks fantastic, Great job..




Thanks Dave.

I might add to this post that the gasket material Greg sent me to get at Home Depot worked great. I cut three long pieces and three short pieces. I used super glue to glue them inside the main body. It now works much better than before as it is tighter and holds the chrome tube nicely. Thanks again Greg.

Actually, thanks to all of you for the much needed help.

I sprayed all the other black satin parts today. It is almost time to assemble the mount. My fingers are all black. It won't come off. I have boxes of latex gloves. Guess I should have used them.

Tomorrow I plan on spraying the guide scope tube. I can't wait to see how well it matches the main tube.

Edited by turk123 (07/02/13 07:19 AM)


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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: turk123]
      #5950808 - 07/02/13 06:27 AM

maybe by the time you get it colimated again the rain will stop. It looks great.

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Re: Elli Buk Cave 10" Cassegrain [Re: dgreyson]
      #5950812 - 07/02/13 06:32 AM

Looks great! Love the satin finish.

Rich (RLTYS)


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