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Old 12-17-2009, 09:41 PM   post #1 of 4
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Default Rattlecan paint to match Craftsman Toolbox Red

Has anyone here found a rattlecan paint that matches the Craftsman toolbox red? I'd think that someone would have this, as there are a lot of these out there, and they do get battered about. I contacted Duplicolor but they don't have one. I know I could take a sample to some paint shop to get some bulk mixed up, but I don't have a spray gun and the know-how on using one (yet). I'm just looking to make a couple of aftermarket racks and accessories match the parent toolboxes they are mounted to .

Call me vain, but I like to have my rollcabs neatly kept and color matched. I don't like them looking like a patchwork quilt, or worse, with a bunch of "close" colors which are just enough different to look sloppy.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:12 PM   post #2 of 4
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Default Re: Rattlecan paint to match Craftsman Toolbox Red

I'm about to repaint my Matco bench top. They're all pretty close.
it's a dark red.
Try HDepot's spray can aisle. The Rustoleum spray semi gloss are really good paints. They lay out really well if you dust the whole side continously.

Spray the first coat, dusting, until it's still see through. Let it flash, then go over with another dusting, until it looks wet.

It'll look like it was done with a gun. (I always add one more wet coat after the second flashes)
And do it in a warm (65F) garage.

In addition, the Rustoleum "Painters' touch" line has some really good colors, with a wider range of tints.

Don't waste your time with Duplicolor...it's garbage.

After 6 months, put a coat of wax on it. And put a small wire, like a coat hanger, screwed to the bottom, touching the ground. It will eliminate dust collecting.
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Default Re: Rattlecan paint to match Craftsman Toolbox Red

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After 6 months, put a coat of wax on it. And put a small wire, like a coat hanger, screwed to the bottom, touching the ground. It will eliminate dust collecting.[/QUOTE]

Does that really work?
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Yep. An oldtimer taught me that when I was a kid. Didn't belive it at first, then tried it.
Being a bodyman....my bench top rollaway would get covered in dust at the shop....the wax makes a HUGE difference. The wire?....not sure, but it sounds right.
Use a good quality wax. And it also keeps overspray, and grease from ruining it.
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