ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

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ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by Rustman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:05 pm

And I mean original! Here's my barn find of the day. Five gallons of 1962 24087 enamel paint. And yes it's still good! Just going to take a LOT of stirring. I know this probably interest multiple M-series vehicle owners. But as I own an M-151A1 I posted it here. So the MUTT folks get to see it first. The can has been opened before and the rubber was failing. So the top layer had hardened over. I peeled that back and found the paint as you see it. I closed it back up and taped up the lid to can joint with a roll of electrical tape for the time being.
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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by muttguru » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:17 am

Matt.....
What a great find ! As you probably know, arguments are still raging over "what is the correct shade of SG-OD" with all the changes in the Federal Standard 595 catalog.

Stir it well (REALLY well) and then make some cardboard color-chip cards, about 6" by 4". I'll buy one !

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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by halifaxgroup » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 am

Great find!!

Actually that is X-24087. Standard color used from 1958/59 through 1968.

Try using Naphtha as a reducer when spraying.

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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am

Nice find! There's nothing like the original GI Issue OD Color .
Also have a some 1960's GI Issue 24087 Rust inhibiting OD that I have used on my M-38A1 since 1975. The GI Issue has Red Oxide Primer as an ingrediant. There is no ocomparison between the original GIIssue and some of the aftermarkets. Mine is 1963 dated by Atlas and I have used it to refinish my M-38A1 three or four times.
The difference in GI issue and the brands available to the collectors is noticeable, not many on this forum where around to see fresh 24087 come out of support unit shops. Will post pics when I get a chance.
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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by Rustman » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:25 pm

Paul,

Good catch. I'll be sure to label anything related to this as X24087. From what I read there *should* be no difference. But I don't want to mislead anyone.

Ken,

Great idea. I'll make up a bunch of color chips when I properly stir this up and decant into new 1 gallon and 1 quart cans for storage.

Ben,

You've convinced me to hang onto this and paint mine with it when the day comes.

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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by Rickf » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:59 am

There were several different "colors" of 24087 throughout the years it was in use. It is documented somewhere, I just need to remember where. The military changed the specs several times.
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Re: ORIGINAL Paint 24087 Enamel Green

Post by Rustman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:46 am

I think it was on Steel Soldiers I found a long thread about that. Seems the changes mostly occurred after the Vietnam timeframe. I believe even now there is by the numbers a 24087 paint as a federal color but it's not at all the same as the early 60's version. This particular paint being 1962 and my M151a1 being 1967 I believe this will work well for me.

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