View single post by Steve Stephens
 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2012 03:11 am
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Steve Stephens

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
I don't think some new paints of today will still look as good as the old and tough black japan. The great thing about the japan on your fan is that it is ORIGINAL and is actually in quite good condition. Sure, it has some blemishes but you can fix that by filling in nicks and scratches and even some bare areas with paint. I once saw a Westy tank that looked as if it had been restored and restored (repainted) very expertly. Terry Fisher told me it was ORIGINAL paint but he had touched it up where needed. So, it can be done while saving the original paint and, better yet, the original japan.