Snap-On Paint

The other day, I bought this Snap-On cabinet from a local craigslist
seller.
The cabinet is about 60" tall, has two separate parts (top and
bottom), casters, etc.
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I paid $250 for it.
Anyway, I will keep it for myself and want to repaint it. I would like
to know where I can find a matching paint.
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Ignoramus10026
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You can order it from the truck or go to snapon.com
Bob
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Bob
I went to snapon.com
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but there is no red paint....
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Ignoramus10026
PPG Ditzler Number 73504
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Up North
Thanks. That's awesome. Snapon's number for it is REP12A. I will try to find a rep and just buy it.
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Ignoramus10026
======= Try a large autobody supply store. In many cases they will have the formulation for insudtrial colors as well as automotive ones. Unless you are experenced with a spray gun and have a booth, you might want to consider contacting a autobody shop to see what they would charge to shoot the boxes.
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F. George McDuffee
Thanks. I just talked to one. I would have to bring it in to get an estimate.
i
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Ignoramus10026
On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:30:57 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, Ignoramus10026 quickly quoth:
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Larry Jaques
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NAPA has an extensive list of corporate color formulae.....UPS, Fed-Ex, Ryder, U-Haul, Snap-On, etc.
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NAPA seems like the easiest place to go to.
I will take a piece of the cabinet with me and check them out.
Reply to
Ignoramus3962
Iggy Just call them with the number I gave you and they will cross it to their Martin Senour paint or call an Auto Value store as they sell PPG. Steve
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Up North
They are not too far from me, I will stop by there.
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Ignoramus3962
I went to NAPA and talked to them. They said that this PPG Ditzler paint is highly toxic and is not easy to find locally.
I think that what I will do is, take a part of this Snap-On cabinet and go to Ace Hardware. They have a decent paint selection, so I will buy a couple of spray cans with matching color and use that (after degreasing, cleaning and wirebrushing).
i
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Ignoramus23760
If you are going to paint pretty much the whole thing why not just use a color you like and is easy to get. I don't see any advantage to matching the Snap-On color unless you are doing touch up (shrug).
I like common colors that are easy to match and find. I use a lot of gloss black and white :)
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Leon Fisk
I would paint the whole thing.
I think that I will paint it gloss red.
Reply to
Ignoramus23760
If you're painting the whole thing, I'd highly suggest just taking it to an auto painting company and letting them do it. They will almost certainly do a better job than you would do with spray cans, and they would use the high quality automotive paints. If you figure your time for preparing a suitable work area and then cleaning the mess up after they are probably cheaper too.
Fluorescent safety orange...
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Pete C.
The auto companies want to see the cabinet first. But it is heavy and big, 60" tall and 36" wide. Hard to haul around.
I think that I will take a color photograph of it with me on the photo, and try to see if they can give me a quote based on that.
i
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Ignoramus23760
Iggy,
Take it to a shop that caters to the autopainting trades. Have them shoot it with their gun that will allow them to mix you paint that will match.
I needed some paint for my truck once, the guy came out and shot it. Said, we can mix you OEM by formula but paint usually fades and this makes for a closer match.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes
Another possibility is to see if you have a tech school nearby with an auto body program. Many times they will paint vehicles at low cost to provide the students with vehicles to hone their skills on.
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Pete C.
Pete, and Wes, would an autobody shop paint job look considerably much better than a spray can job? Or is the difference minor?
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Ignoramus23760

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