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MG34 Lafette Restoration

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby CRUSADER » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:31 pm

Great info and photos!

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:04 am

parts baking in my craftsman easy bake oven

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:56 pm

All back together and no left over parts. :mrgreen:

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:15 am

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby mossie » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:34 am

Afternoon Sir.
Ref: Above on lafette restore.Spot on! Sorry about the pun!
Question.
My Lafette could use a bit of touch up in spots.
There is a Sherwin-Williams dealer about 7 miles from us.
Do you have the S/W paint code for the Dark green colour?
I restore older British cars as a hobby.
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After that,went back to early Mini's.
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:23 pm

I do not believe that the dark green color is the correct color for your Lafette. It sounds like it may be post war Norwegian repaint. Pictures would be helpful. I am assuming you have a Lafette 34.


This should be the correct color
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/ ... G_1366.jpg

[quote="mossie"]Afternoon Sir.

My Lafette could use a bit of touch up in spots.
There is a Sherwin-Williams dealer about 7 miles from us.
Do you have the S/W paint code for the Dark green colour?

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby gearlogo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:12 pm

Great article. What type of thinner did you use on the paint? Was in paint thinner, MEK, Acetone or lacquer thinner?

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:29 pm

gearlogo wrote:Great article. What type of thinner did you use on the paint? Was in paint thinner, MEK, Acetone or lacquer thinner?

Thanks!!

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The paint was your basic oil base, so I just used paint thinner. And I added a small amount of japan dryer (follow directions on can).

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby gearlogo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:58 am

Thank you for all the information. The paint match thing is normally a nightmare in this hobby. I had both colors mixed. It's nice being able to get authentic colors at my local paint store. The grey as mixed is a dead match to the original ammo can I bought from you.Not that I am going to paint that one buT I have a bunch of yugo green cans that will get the treatment.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby tomcatshaas » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:13 am

yep, I have a picture somewhere that I spayed out a test panel and then compared it to the inside cover of one of those original cans I sold. Dead on match. The satin sheen will settle down a bit after baking the paint and about a year of curing, it will tone down and not look so shiny. I've heard about adding talc powder to the paint to flatten the sheen down, but haven't played around with that and probably never will.

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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby railsplitter » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:45 pm

Did some further dissambly of the search fire device. Should I post them here or someother heading (prior pic's the best I've seen to date).
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby Bil » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:03 am

Maybe start a new thread,when it is done,I can put it in the 'stickies' section for easier referance.Thanks. ---bil
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Re: MG34 Lafette Restoration

Postby dedai » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:11 pm

All good evening, the subject matter about a gun carriage of mg 34 is very interesting, at whom the string is drawings of a gun carriage? 8)


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