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OD Green paint pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I know I've posted up to see camo paint pics before, but now I'm wanting to see some Olive Drab Green paint like the army uses. Lets just say I may have a line on some of this paint at a REALLY REALLY nice price within the next few months :bow: ......How have people like the durability of this paint? How much should it be thinned before it is sprayed on?
    PICS WOULD BE AWSOME:bow:
    thanks,
    James
     
  2. dremu

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    Umm, if it's CARC paint, it's NASTY enn-ay-double-ass-tee-why to spray. Special respirators 'cuz it's a serious carcinogen, ugly ugly stuff.

    Now if it's just regular OD 383, that's another thing.

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    yes i hear it is great paint hard to spray and really bad for you
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    would it be as bad for me if I brushed it on? anybody got some OD green pics?
    thanks,
    James
     
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    This help?

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    This isn't the military paint but at least you can get an idea of what a 70's stubby suburban (blazer) would look like.

    Picture 066.jpg
     
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    If brushing it on you are still supposed to wear a resperator, and you are not supposed to get it on your skin when wet either. If it is CARC paint do yourself a favor and just spend 30-40 bucks on a gallon of regular paint.
     
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    I agree with the others, if it is CARC, don't use it. It's not worth the trouble. You have to wear a respirator to spray it. If you ever sand it, you have to wear a respirator. It is a carcinogen, it is bad.
     
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    Carc???

    Is CARC all that the different branches of the armed forces even use? If so, then that's what it is. How do I know for sure what it is? Why does our government use such deadly paint, is it superdurable or what? More pics are wecome.
    thanks,
    James
     
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    I'm pretty sure it has to do with chemical warfare, somehow it is supposed to be easier to effectively decontaminate the vehicle after exposure to chemical agents. If I'm wrong please forgive me, I'm just a reservist.
     
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    bingo


    CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) is a two-component polyurethane paint (defined in MIL-C-46168) used as a finishing coat on military combat equipment. CARC is designed to be easily decontaminated after exposure to liquid chemical agents, and the coating also is resistant to water, weather, hydrocarbons and acids. Component A is a polyester resin and Component B is an aliphatic isocyanate curing agent. Unfortunately, CARC chemicals represent a significant hazard to human health if not processed properly. YOU MUST AVOID CARC PAINT!! The military applies CARC and removes CARC only in carefully regulated, specially built coating facilities. It should never be utilized without special respirators, protective clothing, and hazardous waste disposal. This warning also applies to removal of CARC: do not sand or use any other process which will generate dust with CARC residue. TB 43-0242, CARC Spot Painting has a full discussion of how to use CARC safely).






    The U.S. military now uses a paint named "Chemical Agent Resistant Coating Type II". CARC II reduces the heat signature of the equipment and can withstand many washes. The paint is also environment friendly and does not contain the metals the original CARC paint did

    http://www.milspray.com/CARC_Technical_Paper.pdf
     
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    so it was bad of me to have my soldiers to eat paint chips when they were undermining my authority?



    Dont worry I never did that. CARC paint is bad stuff.
     
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    heres mine
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    that paint sounds purdy scary i was in the shop when my friend painted his with that stuff, we did have mask on at least i aint dead yet. :D
     
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    So how do I know?

    So is ALL of the paint uncle sam uses this wicked crap? Will it say on the can if its CARC? If it is, I don't think I will fool with it :crazy: ? More pics are always welcome too:bow:
    Thanks,
    James
     
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    I sanded some CARC off my CUCV, or rather wire wheeled it... hope I don't die of cancer. It was just a little.

    Anyway, it's awesome paint if you can get it on safely. It's almost like sandpaper, it doesn't get scratched, it scratches other stuff. It also absorbs grease and stuff though, since it's kind of porous.
     
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    is this as bad as an abestos headliner?
     
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    Hey BJ is that a pic of your new shop? If so it looks nice.

    later
    jmd
     

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