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bohngy

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I’m restoring a record vice and about to order some Roundel blue for that. At the same time, I thought I would refurb my Marples 4 Bench plane.

I wanted a “proper” enamel, so I’ve chosen Paragon paints, via a forum recommendation, but I can’t decide which colour red will be closest... Could anyone help me out?
PARAGON CLICKY!

Happy to post my results, once I have news-worthy results!
 

bohngy

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Old thread

...just found an old thread here, I’ll order the Paragon “bright red” and see how we get on...

Were they gloss or semi-gloss finishes, I wonder?
 

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can't help on the red, but just to note that although 'roundel blue' is a fair match for modern (pale blue) record, the older tools were a darker blue. I don't know what the colour code for that is, either, I'm afraid :).
 

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Thanks nabs,
I realised that, this afternoon! The modern blue is a bit nauseating, think i'll go for the tri-colour fade. I could start a new line of clown tools!
I'll update with my findings, thanks for the input, nonetheless.
 

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I had a look at the website but couldn't see anything as nice as old red paint allowed to mature for fifty years or so.
 

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This is my old one. The colour is likely faded a bit since new so bright red should be fine. Picked up at a market junk stall a few years back. I did intend a full restoration but as it worked well with just a sharpen and a wipe over It joined the workers on the shelf.
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John
 

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