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#1 moladso

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 07:29 PM

Looking for the grey color RAL code of this classic scope.

 

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 11:11 PM

https://www.ralcolorchart.com

 

Is this what you mean?

 

Are you trying to touch up the paint?



#3 moladso

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 02:20 AM

Yes, that’s the point. I need to order a proper grey color code to repaint some damaged parts.

If not found the exact color, I will have to completely repaint the mount.

Edited by moladso, 02 July 2024 - 02:36 AM.


#4 Weisswurst Josef

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 08:04 AM

This RAL colours are a specific german/european thing.

Best would be to get yourself a RAL colour fan.

So you can choose the mating colour for your mount.

I suppose there wasn`t THE grey colour but some different.

 

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#5 moladso

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 09:36 AM

Oh, thanks, I was mistakenly thinking RAL color codes were international…

Will try to reformulate the question:
Would someone knows the gray color reference for this classic telescope?

I’m planing to paint a few deeply damaged parts keeping other untouched in their original color. That can only be done if there is a color match.

It is the shiny smooth gray color, not the grainy mat one.

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 10:28 AM

Well the nice thing about grey is that you can mix black and white until it's right. But this grey is surely directly available. It looks exactly like a WW2 battleship.

 

The Japanese model company Tamiya produce a line of paints suitable for painting period airplanes and other military equipment. I found a couple of colors I used to touch up a Sears 6335 hain't grey telescope. They almost surely have a closely matching grey.

 

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 01:46 PM

Oh, thanks, I was mistakenly thinking RAL color codes were international…

Will try to reformulate the question:
Would someone knows the gray color reference for this classic telescope?

I’m planing to paint a few deeply damaged parts keeping other untouched in their original color. That can only be done if there is a color match.

It is the shiny smooth gray color, not the grainy mat one.

Just some comments about grays.

 

I understand wanting to match it the best you can, but on my gray and white Mayflower814 and my Goto 451s mount, the grays of each component are close but are actually different. And while I've added black to a gray for a better match on the mount below, some greys are tinted warmer while others are cooler.

 

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On the upper portion of this mount I added black to Testors (model paint) gray for some extensive touch ups and got it pretty much spot on. On the other hand I made this hub and painted it with a different gray that matched the two other scopes mentioned, but turned out to be lighter for this one. I may repaint it for a better match, but it's sort of an example of how an un-perfect match might be more or less acceptable.


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#8 moladso

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 02:14 PM

Eureka, I think I found it!

At a local paint store (Valentine Spain, https://www.pinturasvalentine.es/), the employee helped me find the color code with a RAL catalog. If not exactly the same, it's similar enought for my eye under different light conditions. 15 euros later I was the happiest man in CloudyNights Classic Telescopes forum...  lol.gif

 

Written here for future reference: RAL-7011, IRON GRAY 

(seems that RAL7011 equivalent Pantone is Ref.5477, and close equivalent Fed.Std.595 is Ref.26008)

 

Thanks all for your help!

 

List of Classic RAL Colors:

https://en.wikipedia..._of_RAL_colours

 

What is RAL standard?

https://en.wikipedia...colour_standard

 

 

Test images (slightly blur to better comparation) under different light conditions. Left was painted, right is original:

 

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This is the "official" RAL 7011 color:

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#9 Weisswurst Josef

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Posted 02 July 2024 - 02:52 PM

Perfect!

Tomorow at daylight (now it`s nearly dark in Bayern) I´ll have a check

with my RAL colour fan and an old grey (Revue?) mount ...


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Posted 04 July 2024 - 01:35 PM

Today I tested the RAL colour fan at my old small mount.

The RAL 7012 was the best match. RAL 7011 only a near match.

So maybee it seems good to check in each single case.


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#11 moladso

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Posted 04 July 2024 - 04:27 PM

Great!

We have now two references for painting, RAL7012 & RAL7011

 

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Today I tested the RAL colour fan at my old small mount.

The RAL 7012 was the best match. RAL 7011 only a near match.

So maybee it seems good to check in each single case.

 


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Posted 06 July 2024 - 03:07 PM

 

 

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I acquired a Revue 60/910mm achromat in desperate need of paintwork. A local shop had comparison cards to determine the proper shade of grey for the badly scratched equatorial.  Based on the corresponding number a blending machine put out a ready can of paint. I am very happy how closely the applied mixture resembles the 1963 original surfaces.

 
 

 


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