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    KWK43 Case

    Hi All, I am restoring a steel KWK43 case, I have filled and primed it ready but cant seem to find a good brass spray that look's ok, anyone have any ideas tips? also I have seen a pic of one painted green (see pic), did they paint them ? I have a projectile waiting that I done a while ago.
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    I have been experimenting with different paints, Brass and copper spray and even aging it but had no luck, perhaps I am not skilled enough but anyway I was not happy and it looked horrible, I know the purest won't approve and I know some will say I told you so you should have left it be lol. but when I first bought it I was going to leave it as a relic but it had been welded up unbeknown to me, but when I received it it looked a mess. If it was just full of holes I would have left it, so I decided to tidy it up, I am going to spray it a dark grey to make it look like it has been Parkerised for now as I am sure It could have been done as copper and brass was in short supply.

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    I think its great to save items like this. OK if it was super rare and only a few existed you'd probably leave as is, but there's loads of KWK 43 rounds unfortunately for loads of money out there, so tidying one up and saving yourself a fortune has to be a good call. Dark grey sounds good, look forward to seeing the results.
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    heres one i did using the paints shown,once it was aged it didnt look to bad
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    That's looks ok Kiwieod and well done it look great I will have to try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    I think its great to save items like this. OK if it was super rare and only a few existed you'd probably leave as is, but there's loads of KWK 43 rounds unfortunately for loads of money out there, so tidying one up and saving yourself a fortune has to be a good call. Dark grey sounds good, look forward to seeing the results.
    Dave.
    Thanks Dave, And yes if it was a good relic I would have left it be, and there is no way I could afford a decent one so I grabbed the chance and went for this one, and I am very pleased with the outcome so far.
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    Whilst I haven’t tried it, I’ve wondered if grey oxide primer coated in clear lacquer would look reasonably like a late war coating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    Whilst I haven’t tried it, I’ve wondered if grey oxide primer coated in clear lacquer would look reasonably like a late war coating?
    You must be a mind reader lol as I was thinking of that the other day and have ordered a can of dark grey primer so will see what it looks like when I get it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andysarmoury View Post
    You must be a mind reader lol as I was thinking of that the other day and have ordered a can of dark grey primer so will see what it looks like when I get it .
    I will be very interested to see how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    I will be very interested to see how it turns out.
    Here you go peregrinvs, all done. sprayed with dark grey primer and lacquered.
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