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tsp2224

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Doll 511-3 restore
« on: July 06, 2024, 10:34:39 am »
Hello, looking for recommendations for repainting a Doll 511-3 base & firebox. The base is painted a horrid color so want to restore to original best I can.
Suggestions on paint type and should I use a primer?

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Re: Doll 511-3 restore
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2024, 11:54:32 am »
Can you get under that "horrible" color to find what the original color might have been?

BTW, I personally don't find that Blue to be horrible, but it certainly doesn't look like anything that could be original.
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Re: Doll 511-3 restore
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2024, 01:14:20 pm »
The blue is not horrible, I guess it's more the reflective pattern.
Hoping I can get under the paint, but may end up having to remove all. 

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Re: Doll 511-3 restore
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2024, 01:00:32 pm »
Here's the original colors of my Doll 511-3.

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Re: Doll 511-3 restore
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2024, 01:07:25 pm »
Wow, that's a beauty. Basically going for that look. I should be able to match colors but the boiler is the tough part. Would love to attempt "blueing" the boiler but not sure if I want to deal with that.
Mine is missing the governor assy and whistle, but runs great! I have to replace the site glass but that's not an issue.