Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

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Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by signsup » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:05 pm

I was going to post this on the GPW technical board, but I've been crucified once already this week. So for those that want a cheap option for ultra flat OD green in a rattle can for ammo crates, gear, jerry cans, or the occasional WWII vehicle, Tractor Supply sells a line of paint by Majic out of Ohio, USA. Only three colors . . black . .brown. .and green. We sprayed some steel and it looks acceptable to us. $3.00 a can beats the $12 a can for the "real" stuff.

I'm waiting for it to dry and maybe a second coat and then I'll post a picture.
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Re: Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by Rustman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 am

Oh really??? I frequent The Tractor Supply near me quite a bit. None of the other colors of "olive drab" or ''army green" I've found in spray cans for commercial consumption have been remotely close. But I'll take a look for that Majic brand. Sometimes one just needs affordable paint for items without it having to be computer matched to the inside of the tool box lid of a 1944 GPW built in the first week of August on a rainy day...

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Re: Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by mdainsd » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:06 am

Rustman wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 am
... just needs affordable paint for items without it having to be computer matched to the inside of the tool box lid of a 1944 GPW built in the first week of August on a rainy day...

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Re: Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by W. Winget » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:34 am

Not a spray can, but "Cliff" (ordnance Color like artillery would wear) or "Farm House" (little tinge of darker black in the green here)
From local TRUE VALUE hardware store
looks swell for everyday painting of things not Gillespie/TM-9/etc. level rating.
Oil base will be a semi-gloss, waterbase flat,
but if using waterbase make sure there is some paint over the metal or it will rust through the paint while drying.

Not Mil related, but I painted a red/yellow (almost headed to the Junker) Ranger pickup truck with Magik brand Tractor Supply paint last year, it's sat outside for a full year+ so far without fading, but it DID get two clearcoat topcoats. (maybe I'm too frugal)
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Re: Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by 85jeepcj » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:34 pm

I’ve used the OD spray paint from tractor supply, nice flat finish but color was a little off. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone’s Jeep.
Also sprayed a skid steer with magic paint though a spray gun and it still holding up well after 3 years. I don’t think its equal to premium grade auto paint but you’re save about $200 per gallon.


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Re: Rattle Can Flat OD Green for the frugal

Post by signsup » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 pm

Took 8 cans to do the weasel for an event coming up. Not restored, just wanted some lipstick and makeup on her for the big dance. Even though she is missing one show. $24 had the flat with and yellow in stock Not a bad shade, a little darker and not as yellow as absolute WWII shade 8
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