Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

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Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:38 am

New M5 Vesicant Gas Detector Paint color matched from an original can of vesicant paint. Some original cans of paint are starting to degrade and the color turns to a brown color. In addition, original paint CAN INDEED turn pink/red. It cannot return to its original color. This paint had a number of applications. It was painted on vehicles, helmets and even on the cuffs of paratrooper jump jackets.

This new paint is acrylic based and made lusterless (flat). Each jar will cover approximately one square yard. $12 shipped CONUS only.


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Below is a color photo of jeeps waiting for embarkation to participate in the Normandy invasion. The invasion stars have had the inner circles painted with vesicant pant.
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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by Farrell Fox » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:47 pm

I sold out on the first batch and just had some more made. I just finished applying some to my own jeep.

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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by MILORG » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:41 am

Hi !
I`ve ben looking for gas detection paint for my WC57 for some time. I was told about your color matched paint from a friend of you, Meyers Boone, through E-bay. Your paint looks great!! Do you ship to Norway? I would like to order two bottles if possible.

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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:23 pm

Hi Stian,

I can't ship liquids overseas, customs will be a nightmare. However I can send you a sample card to have your own matched.
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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by 33rdsignal » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:04 am

I have to give a good review to Farrells' paint. It provides a unique and under represented detail most vehicles are missing. Thanks again Farrell!
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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:28 pm

It would detect Mustard Agents, and nerve agents (which weren't common in WW2 but the Germans had developed them). But if your hood turned colors after exposure to a nerve agent, you would not be alive to see it.
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Re: Reproduction M5 Vesicant Paint

Post by henry501 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:09 pm

A vesicant is a thing that causes blistering. The gasses this was meant to detect in WWII were Mustard gas and phosgene gas which were used by the Germans in WWI and were expected to be used again if the Germans ignored the Geneva Protocol. While there can be neurological damage caused by exposure to high doses of these gases they aren't nerve gasses. They are meant to blister the skin, lungs eyes and anything the agent comes in contact with.

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