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skikatdaddio

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Some Magnesiums say "garanteed magnesium" if I recall.


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Pimp. how do you guys suggest one paints their baseplates with the computer mathched oil based emamel?

May I suggest dipping (try it out on aluminums first !)

Also,Auto paint suppliers might have a few choices in paint / primer types (one thats best for magnesium perhaps?)

They can also do a lot of custom mixing and matching.

Who has painted their trucks out there with good results?

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I tend to forget not everyone has a big compressor in the garage. If you DO have a compressor (or access to one) I would suggest spraying the trucks. You can go to Harbor Freight (like the Wal Mart of tool stores) and pick up a cheap HVLP touch up gun to spray the paint. Those things only cost about $30-$50 and really do a decent job. I think dipping the trucks might be messy and most likely the paint will be too heavy and just sag off the truck. My tracker Mags don't appear to have any primer under the yellow...the yellow also doesn't stick to the truck very well.
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I stripped mine down chemically and sprayed auto primer, then rattle canned them yellow. not perfect, but it stuck.

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Pimp. how do you guys suggest one paints their baseplates with the computer mathched oil based emamel?

May I suggest dipping (try it out on aluminums first !)

Also,Auto paint suppliers might have a few choices in paint / primer types (one thats best for magnesium perhaps?)

They can also do a lot of custom mixing and matching.

Who has painted their trucks out there with good results?



Barnett's right, gotta spray it for a uniform finish...

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Spraying is a nice way to apply paint for sure.

The real question is to find out how were they painted originally. Then attempt to recreate that, and restore the original look.

Alot of car parts, were and are painted by dipping.

Theres a cool method used by the big three, wherein a large container is filled with water and then a smaller quantity of oil based paint is floated on top.

When you dip the part into the bucket, it hits the paint first, gets coated and thus is waterproofed, before a dip into the water,

When it gets pulled back out it gets another dip throught the paint and emerges fully painted! (though kind of drippy).

Good for dipping larger parts without buying gallons of paint.

It also works on a smaller scale, I've seen the pictures in Mopar Action!

I'm guessing that if you adjust the viscosity of the paint corectly, you could achieve a smoth even covering on the hangers and baseplates.

Pimp, how do you think they were painted originally?

I guess I we could allways ask Buddy for that, and maybe the color code for the paint.

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My 10pence worth:-
I think the knack to dipping is to withdraw the item slowly
That way the surface tension on the paint pulls the residue off
Leaving a thickish, even coat with no drips?
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Heres a set of NOS early full thread axle Full Tracks and and blank bottom base plates.



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TRACKER HALFTRACKS,LARGE PIVOT! Hen's teeth.I stole the solid baseplates out of these a long time ago.Early 80's removable kingpins on them now.I have 4 just waiting for the right 8 wheeler..




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TRACKER HALFTRACKS,LARGE PIVOT! Hen's teeth.I stole the solid baseplates out of these a long time ago.Early 80's removable kingpins on them now.I have 4 just waiting for the right 8 wheeler..






Damn!
I never knew they made those.
If I had a lot o' cash, I'd try to get those off of ya.


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TRACKER HALFTRACKS,LARGE PIVOT! Hen's teeth.I stole the solid baseplates out of these a long time ago.Early 80's removable kingpins on them now.I have 4 just waiting for the right 8 wheeler..







the right 8-wheeler...


is this some sort of hint?

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I think it's more the way they explode and do flips in the air. You just can't get that same "flip" when shooting tomato paste cans. Same explosion but...no flip.
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July 1979 Tracker Trucks AD.....I didnt know there were Half Track Mags. I have mid track mags.



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Niice Ad find Skikat!!! Yea they had the whole line up but I don't think they produced as many~ I remember my friend had them on his old Hobie back in the days~ I had 3 sets of each Extrack and Sixtrack Mags and 2 sets each of the Fultrack and Midtrack Mags but never had the halftrack mags either... In any case, any Mags are rare these days, exempting the newer Sixtrack mags but even those are starting to get scarce~ So skikat, those Midtrack mags you have are gems! Post some pics braddah!!! These Magnesium trucks are like the price of gold nowadays!!!

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VON ... the tracker mag color is secretly locked away with the ingredients for Coke & the Quarter Pounder Been quiet over here on the tracker thread.  ya notice that Tracker just re-released their early 80s & late 80's six Tracks with Classic & updated Ultra lites.  Kinda cool for guys that need to replace all those broken/cracked baseplates.   

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Sprayndering is a nice way to apply paint for sure.

The real question is to find out how were they painted originally. Then attempt to recreate that, and restore the original look.

Alot of car parts, were and are painted by dipping.

Theres a cool method used by the big three, wherein a large container is filled with water and then a smaller quantity of oil based paint is floated on top.

When you dip the part into the bucket, it hits the paint first, gets coated and thus is waterproofed, before a dip into the water,

When it gets pulled back out it gets another dip throught the paint and emerges fully painted! (though kind of drippy).

Good for dipping larger parts without buying gallons of paint.

It also works on a smaller scale, I've seen the pictures in Mopar Action!

I'm guessing that if you adjust the viscosity of the paint corectly, you could achieve a smoth even covering on the hangers and baseplates.

Pimp, how do you think they were painted originally?

I guess I we could allways ask Buddy for that, and maybe the color code for the paint.


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Anybody got 4 1/2 track mags for a 8 wheeler???


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