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Offline Ground_Loop

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Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« on: November 22, 2020, 12:57:49 pm »
I have a working 555 that needs some cosmetic work. Do any of you know of a paint code for the cabinet.
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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 04:42:01 pm »
Apparently the Tektronix part number for a can of Tek blue spray paint is 252-0092-02. You could still order them up to 2005.

I don't know about today.

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https://groups.io/g/TekScopes/topic/72377540#165206

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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 01:36:14 am »
Take a panel down to your local Sherwin-Williams or Benj Moore paint store and see if they can match up a low luster enamel.  Probably the easiest and cheapest route.

Auto paint stores might be another option.

One problem I've had with custom color matching is they won't mix up less than a gallon (in the bad old days when nobody cared about VOCs, you could get a quart of lacquer mixed up for under $20)
 

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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 02:32:04 am »
med5763 in the US uses Krylon Gloss Bahama Sea aerosols as a Tek blue equivalent.
He even sprayed an old Heathkit scope with it !  :-DD
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/msg2427270/#msg2427270

Med took a pic:
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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 03:11:35 am »
Thanks for the replies. I've seen a number of substitutes flying around, but was hoping for the real deal. Anyway, I'm not making a certified restoration so close will be good enough.
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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 03:15:22 am »
A pantone number would be great if anyone has it
 

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Re: Tektronix Cabinet Paint
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 12:15:45 am »
Oh the can I pictured is the real deal, that's what I got from Tektronix with that part number. Apparently you can call the number on the can to order that directly. It's the number for Sherwin Williams.
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