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 Post subject: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 pm 
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Had this horn for awhile but cant bring myself to strip it and paint it. Should I paint or leave as is


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:07 pm 
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I'd leave it as-is. God knows what the paint looks like underneath the new coat--if there's any of it left--and the repainting is part of the horn's history. It's unique, one of a kind, and the fact that you "don't have the heart to repaint it" indicates you like it--and that's all that really matters.

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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:36 pm 
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It doesn't look bad at all for a re-spray. To my eyes this is not a victor horn... no ribs on the panels. Am I wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Retrograde wrote:
It doesn't look bad at all for a re-spray. To my eyes this is not a victor horn... no ribs on the panels. Am I wrong?


Possibly Hawthorne and Sheble -- https://www.intertique.com/Forgotten%20giant.htm -- ???

O.F.


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 pm 
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I would just leave it.


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:05 pm 
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It is definitely unique. I am usually a preservationist myself, but if you like it keep it!


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:38 am 
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It's so ghastly I like it!


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:09 am 
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Please fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:17 am 
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Someone went to a great deal of work to paint the horn. I would not repaint it but I'd be tempted to purchase another horn to display on that cute Victor II. I suspect most of us have a stack of spare horns. In my basement that horn would probably be there. I you don't wish to have spare horns sitting around, you have a dilemma. :? There is no correct answer. It is an aftermarket horn so there is some flexibility on paint choices. It would be very attractive with a nice opaque blue or red or ?

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: I don't have the heart to paint it
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:24 am 
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The paint job is not original, and if you repaint it again it will still not be original. If it was mine I would keep it as it is.


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