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Green zinc chromate

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  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Green zinc chromate
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:20 AM

Testors still has a zinc chromate in the small bottles, but it is the yellow chromate.  No green chromate any more.  I prefer lacquers or enamels, but will use an acrylic if I have to.  Any suggestions on a green zinc chromate?


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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:02 AM

I've used True North paints twice - anti fouling red and international orange.  Both with great success.  I have their yellow zinc chromate but haven't tried it.  They have a green zinc chromate here.  Nice line of paints, may invest more:




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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:29 AM

For a lacquer, this is what I'm using for green zinc chromate.

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, April 2, 2022 4:00 PM

I've been using Mission Models' green zinc chromate, but it is an acrylic paint.

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Posted by Snibs on Saturday, April 2, 2022 4:40 PM

Humbrol have cockpit green 78 or if you have there paints this chart might be helpful for mixing the old Humbrol 151.

SMS have a few green lacquers that look close.

Some stuff that might be interesting.

On The Bench.

Tiger 1 and Tooheys.


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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 2, 2022 4:57 PM

You can always do like the real folks did, and add some flat black to the yellow zinc chromate to get the green shade that you prefer. 


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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:42 AM

Thanks, guys.  Some great alternatives there. 

I never realized black would change the yellow to green- I had been thinking of adding some dark green.


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