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Johnnyg
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1957 200A

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Picked up this lantern that looks like it sat on a porch for most of it’s life. Everything was stuck and paint is shot on the font. Finally got it straightened out and in working condition but want to repaint the font.
I’m looking for help with finding the right paint in a rattle can.
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Re: 1957 200A

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These came in several slightly different shades over the years. Best thing to do is take the vent with you to the store and find the best match. I've found the '50s ones tend to be on the bright side, some even almost orange.
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Re: 1957 200A

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On the recommendation of other members, I used Rust-Oleum Safety Red for restoration of a 9/'65 200A.
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Gavercronos wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:09 pm These came in several slightly different shades over the years. Best thing to do is take the vent with you to the store and find the best match. I've found the '50s ones tend to be on the bright side, some even almost orange.
Yes, take the vent to the store. I had a scratched-up fuel cap on a pristine '57 200A and the closest match I found was VHT Chrysler Red. Fire-engine red was too red because my lantern was more of an orangish-red that Will mentioned. It was obvious once I was at the store with the vent.
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+1 on the comment that Coleman used lots of shades of "red". I took the fount to the store to match the color under the collar rather than the vent. And for a 66 200A nothing matched perfectly, but Rusto Safety red was the closest for this lantern.
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Thanks for the great information
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