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Re: [oletrucks] GMC olive engine paint

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] GMC olive engine paint
From: safesix@worldnet.att.net
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 18:54:02 +0000
I've gotten good service from Bill Hirsch co. The people 
there are really knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal 
with. They even sent me an assortment of various olive 
paint samples so I could choose the closest one. It 
turned out to be a Buick color I think, maybe 
Studebaker - I would have to check the can to be sure. I 
used their engine paint, it is one of the best paints I 
have ever used, including high dollar marine stuff. The 
paint went on  beautifully, flowed out to a high gloss 
(I used a brush)- it has held up perfectly, and after 4 
years the remaining paint in the can is still useable, 
with a little thinner added. 

Bill Hirsch web site is http://www.hirschauto.com/

If you are restoring a military vehicle, they can give 
you an exact match to the Milspec codes. But, this was 
supposed to be a flat ("Olive Drab") paint, and hardly 
anybody ever used it this way in the Motor Pools of my 
experience. There were about as many variations as there 
were diferent vehicle types. We always used whatever was 

Jack / Winter Park FL
> Another paint question. I am trying to locate the GMC olive engine paint in a 
> spray can for a 1947 6 cylinder. I have tried to locate this locally, from 
> Brothers (have in quarts only), and from Tower.com paint with no luck. 
> Please let me know if anyone has found this in the past.
> Thanks
> KellyC. Baltes
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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