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pbealo
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5965407 - 07/11/13 09:48 AM

Steve,

1) Did you ever find a good matching paint color?
2) Could you repost you restoration guide (nicely written!) with images or PM it to me??

3) somehow it eluded me that you were keeping a SN list: I'll send you my Q6 SN by the weekend.

Thanks,
Peter


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nodachi
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: pbealo]
      #5965616 - 07/11/13 12:25 PM

Touch up paint for Quantum telescopes can be made using Testors Model Master Custom enamel system available in 1/2 Oz bottles at most hobby shops. I mixed Arctic Blue Metallic and Olds Engine Blue to match my Q4 tube color. My Q4 had several small paint flakes that this enamel paint blended with perfectly. You cannot tell the paint was ever retouched. The original color may have faded over time so it is important to match the color to what it currently is; not to the factory color.
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Steve_M_M
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: nodachi]
      #5965952 - 07/11/13 03:56 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

Quote:

The original color may have faded over time so it is important to match the color to what it currently is; not to the factory color.
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And I think that is why the original Duplicolor Ford Midnight Blue T218 does not match even though it was the original color. When I get back home I will add a picture showing 2 parts I repainted and how close the match was.

Peter, I will send you the document this evening.

Edited by Steve_M_M (07/11/13 11:47 PM)


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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #6081356 - 09/15/13 12:33 AM

I wish I could locate the Quantum dew shield. Maybe Davro still has some....

V/R

Terry


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TerryWood
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Re: Quantum 6 new [Re: TerryWood]
      #6081359 - 09/15/13 12:35 AM

Is the 2" eyepiece adapter a separate piece? I have the 1.25" screw-in piece.

V/R

Terry


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