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  • Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

    Is there anything that replicates the color of cosmoline ?

    I have someone that does restorations and wants to be able to have the same coloring as cosmoline, without the mess.

    Ideas?

  • #2
    Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

    Dark brass candy is close.
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    • #3
      Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

      Can you add something to get the candy topcoat a true flat finish ??

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      • #4
        Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

        Gloss killer.
        http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/additives.html
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        • #5
          Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

          Originally posted by boink
          Is there anything that replicates the color of cosmoline ?

          I have someone that does restorations and wants to be able to have the same coloring as cosmoline, without the mess.

          Ideas?
          What is cosmoline?

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          • #6
            Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

            Cosmolene is a protectant against rust used on automotive parts, machine shop tooling and equipment that will be stored for a unknown or indefinite period of time. Fresh it is almost like a grease. As it ages and dries out, it gets gummy and then hard. It has to be cleaned off with a solvent before the item coated can be used.
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            • #7
              Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

              Is there anything closer in a RAL color or something to keep from doing a 2 stage process?..

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              • #8
                Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

                They put cosmoline on jap scrap when they ship it to the US because of the ocean salt. On a quiet day you can hear a Toyota rust....
                mach
                TSA Custom Metal Finishes
                Live fast, Die sideways

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                • #9
                  Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

                  The dark brass is a candy top coat. Why would you have two stages?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

                    I was thinking that you meant putting it on with a chrome basecoat...

                    It would be nice to get something that is ready to shoot without having to mix the gloss killer, it would help in the consistency.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Color match for cosmoline (cosmolene)

                      I haven't seen anything else with a low or no gloss.
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