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What paint for old Towa(?) refractor?

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#1 JakeJ

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:40 PM

I'm restoring an early 60's Towa (?) 60mm. The tube has scratches in the paint - I am wondering what type I of paint I can buy to repaint this - I need something tougher than ordinary spray paint - this is a "scope rescue" which will become a Christmas gift for my 11 yr. old nephew.

Thanks for any advice!

#2 Jim Svetlikov

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 01:13 PM

That's a tough one, I was also looking for paint for my Tasco 60mm but didn't really find anything at the local stores. It was suggested that I have the tube anodized or powder coated.

#3 Tom L

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:26 PM

What about an autobody shop? They could paint it next time they had a color similar to the tube. Can't hurt to ask.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:22 AM

A number of years ago I painted a scope. The regular spraypaint came off too easy and was a problem. I solved the problem with tougher Appliance grade spraypaint and that was the end of the problem.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:47 AM

Thanks guys!

I think anodizing is out of the question. I had considered both the auto body shop and appliance paint ideas. I assume they are both fairly tough finishes?

Lucky for me, I am having a scrape on my car fixed - I will ask what they would charge for painting...

-Jake


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