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 Post subject: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:04 pm 
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Victor II
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Had an HMV horn with some areas of paint loss so off to B and Q to see the paint man ! First time he had ever scanned a horn but it worked really well and the touch up paint was a great match !!


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:46 am 
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Some one told me that this could be done. That is matching color of horn at a modern store like Home Depot or some such place but have never seen it done. I have wondered. Nice to know. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:50 am 
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Gramtastic wrote:
Had an HMV horn with some areas of paint loss so off to B and Q to see the paint man ! First time he had ever scanned a horn but it worked really well and the touch up paint was a great match !!


What was the touch up paint ? wood gloss or some other type of paint


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:56 am 
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Hi, yes it was ordinary gloss paint. It was interesting to use 21st Century laser colour scanning with early 20th century gramophone technology !


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Great idea... a fellow collector I know used this technique to match the cream paint color of a Victrola kids machine and finished it with Greg Cline's childrens decals...


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Is that paint original to the horn? If so its very bright and glossy for its age. I have a generic horned Swiss machine with decent paint inside and horrible on the outside (obviously stored bell down) and I might try to get the interior paint matched to repaint the exterior.

Great advice, Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Colour matching a Horn !!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:29 am 
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Hi Jake,
Yes it is totally original. I wouldn't normally repaint any horn but there were a few scratches where the shiny tin underneath was showing through and spoiled the look of it. I am very pleased with the touch up as you are matching to what is already 100 plus years old and faded.


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