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ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color #703361
Fri Jan 26 2018 01:03 PM
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I imagine this question might bug some guys....but has anyone used a spray can brand and color that hit the ECO air meter red pretty close? I have a very small project and would rather not buy a pint of the proper red, if I can help it. Thanks for any help. John

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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703365
Fri Jan 26 2018 02:12 PM
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you might check "ace hardware", they have a large selection of colors .. ... cool


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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703367
Fri Jan 26 2018 02:29 PM
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I have used rustoleum with good outcomes but do yourself the favor and prime it first. The smell goes away after a day or when the paint cures. Stay away from krylon it does not hold up well

Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703370
Fri Jan 26 2018 03:15 PM
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Rustoleum "Sunrise Red"


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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703372
Fri Jan 26 2018 03:30 PM
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They weren't all painted red originally... wink

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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703401
Fri Jan 26 2018 08:54 PM
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At my local paint supply store I can get a color matched automotive grade paint in a aerosol for under $20 bucks

Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Awd] #703406
Sat Jan 27 2018 12:52 AM
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The only two companies that ordered ECOs in the light gray were Mobil and Marathon and this was in the 1970s.

Also, I believe the red changed over the years, Just buying the paint from the lowest bidder. Around the 70s ECO switched to powder coating.

Jack Sim

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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703411
Sat Jan 27 2018 09:43 AM
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Thank you, Guys, for all the good input. It's great to be able to get this kind of help on Old Gas. By the way....your ECO makes a nice coffee table decoration, Rick. Can I assume you're not married? Thanks again, everyone. John

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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703412
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Re: ECO Air Meter Rattle Can Red Paint Color [Re: Jolly-John] #703413
Sat Jan 27 2018 10:14 AM
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Rick, you are truly blessed! John


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