Best paint color for a Wilton machinist vise

I am going to repaint a couple of Wilton machinist vises (400 and 500 series bullet vises)
What color would you say be the best? grey (as in galvanizing paint)
or red on top of it?
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Ignoramus17335 wrote:

Fuchsia... That way it stands out...
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I'm leaning toward puce myself as paisley would be a bit difficult to do. Art
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Steve W. wrote:

And the blood doesn't show.
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wrote:

McFadden Plaid. I think you can get a can from the UK without much trouble.
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I missed the Staff meeting, but the Memos showed that Gunner
-0700 in rec.crafts.metalworking :

    MacStine (Of Clan Destine fame) makes an interesting camouflage paint. They're near Fifth of Forth in the lower Highlands of Scotland. Near the distillery, they are.
tschus pyotr
Dinnae ask how I kenn, or I'll be having to paint ye purple (we be all out o' green.)
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On Fri, 30 May 2008 15:59:08 -0800, pyotr filipivich

Sounds like you've been there. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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I like gloss white with a red pinstripe. Lots of folks are fixated on depressing gray. Some like blue. Zebra stripes might be nice. Suit yourself.
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Color one of those MINE!
and the other Candy Apple Green. Make the handle Brown. No other like it.
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On May 28, 8:03pm, Ignoramus17335 <ignoramus17...@NOSPAM. 17335.invalid> wrote:

What color is your bench top? Shop walls? Your shirt, pants, shoes and socks? What colors of metal or other materials will you hold in it? How about your file handles and hacksaw frame? Wouldn't want anything to clash.
Why would you care what color anyone else thinks your vise should be?
John Martin
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I repainted a Wilton vise last winter. I replicated the factory color with hammertone light blue. It is available online or thru McMaster Carr.
Bob
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On May 29, 6:35am, bob snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I paint all my machines a uniform machinery grey to maintain their sense of unity, otherwise the import tools shirk their duty because they feel inferior to the older, more experienced American iron. They must all work together as one and follow my instructions exactly without question. Davaite!
Jim Wilkins
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I painted that one red:
http://igor.chudov.com/projects/misc/Repainting-Of-Wilton-500S-Vise/
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Iggy sez:
"I painted that one red:
http://igor.chudov.com/projects/misc/Repainting-Of-Wilton-500S-Vise/"
Thass, OK, Iggy ! It's kinda obvious you like to imitate that other clown on RCM that always pictured his crap for sale with a new paint job.
Bob Swinney
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On Thu, 29 May 2008 06:06:50 -0500, Ignoramus9931

What colour is silk because that's what my old Henry feels like after the outer slobovistan model I used for several years before investing five bucks one Saturday morning. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Jim Wilkins wrote:

Do you paint all your gas bottles Miller blue?
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Nope, Lincoln red or Century caca d'oie.
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Only the purged 20 pound propane air pigs Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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On Wed, 28 May 2008 19:03:16 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm,

Gold, 'cuz that's what they get for them new. ;)
I've always liked light blue for vises, but Grizzly Green is AOK, too. Black has always been a respectable color for cast arn, as well.
I hate gray, but with red on top of it, I'd better not comment. (If I did, I might say that it reminds me too much of the yellow and orange taco stands in Tijuana; not my fave color combo for some reason.)
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That's what I ended up with, red on top of grey (grey as in cold galvanizing paint, really awesome stuff in itself).
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