RE: [southbend10k] SOUTHBEND HEAVY TEN RESTORE
>I can only tell you that SB used baked powder coating and they were all a shade of blue...
If so not the kind of powder coating we think of today. It may have been baked but it was enamel.
Prior to 1934(ish) all SB lathes were black. A process called Japaning.
In the 1934 to 1939 period they used a Grey-Green color.
Starting around 1939 the color changed to a grey-Blue color. That is what your Heavy 10 might have had.
However SB changed paint vendors yearly depending on who had the best price and the shade varied.
People have found sections of their lathe where a plate covered the original paint and had chips matched .
Here is one such formula attached. This is more to the blue side.
This Came from a thread on the Practical Machinist board
Here is another color match which is a bit more to the grey
“The paint is Benjamin Moore Urethane Alkyd Industrial Enamel tinted as follows: M22-3B + OY-4, BK-28, BB-2, GY-4, WH-1X Per Quart”
It may be found here:
It would be a good thing to read the above thread and also be aware that SB would paint you lathe any color you wanted at extra cost.
I have been using the above BM color and its close to my 10L but not my SB Drill Press. I think I like the Color from the PM thread a bit better.
- Hello Richard,
Congratulations on your good deal! If you are interested in a threading dial, I have one for a Heavy Ten that I want to sell. If interested contact me direct at nedts6 at yahoo.com
From: RICKY <rattricky@...>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2011 12:10 AM
Subject: [southbend10k] SOUTHBEND HEAVY TEN RESTORE
HI EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. IM GOING TO START RESTORING MY LATHE OVER THE WINTER AND WAS GOING TO START LOOKING FOR PAINT FOR IT. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT COLOR WAS USE ON MY HEAVY TEN MINE IS A 1941 OR 1942 YEAR IT IS A NAVY LATHE AS IT HAS THE NAVY SEAL ON IT SO RIGHT NOW ITS A REAL DIRTY DARK BLUE OR GRAY NOT SURE AS IT HAS LIKE 50 COATS OF PAINT SO ITS A BIG STRIP JOB BUT SEE IT AS WELL WORTH IT FOR WHAT I PAID FOR THE MACHINE. YOU ALL READY SIT DOWN I STOLE IT WELL NOT REALLY 450 WITH SOME TOOLING YA IM STILL IN AW AS HE WAS ASKING 750 SO I FELT KINDA BAD WHEN I LEFT AS HE WAS ASKING 750 FOR IT BUT HE DID RETIRE AND WAS NOT GOING TO USE IT ANY MORE.BUT ANY WAYS BACK TO THE PAINT ANY INFO ON COLOR AND A GOOD PLACE WHERE TO GET ALL THE SUPPLYS WOULD BE VERY HELP FULL. THANKS EVERY ONE RICHARD
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