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Old 1st Apr 2018, 5:02 pm   #1
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Default Leak amp Gold chassis

Hi, I am restoring a TL/12 amp with a gold chassis. Does anyone know where I can obtain the original colour for the chassis.? I plan to paint the transformer casing, as the main chassis is OK.

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Old 1st Apr 2018, 7:55 pm   #2
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Default Re: Leak amp Gold chassis

If you could take the colour required in,Halfords might mix you a spray.
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Default Re: Leak amp Gold chassis

My father had a Rover which left the factory in Cashmere Gold, this was a very close match to the original (MKI) Troughline.

There were two flavours from Leak, one was more of a Champagne shade (pale gold), the other was a pretty intense, almost yellow-gold ... The Rover colour being close to the former.

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Your TL12+ is the later "bronze" colour. It will have faded a bit now. theres a "Plastikote" spray colour available from B & Q and cheaper still from B & M bargains that gets close.
Are those transformer caps so far gone that a good clean wont get them somewhere like, albeit with a "Patina" of use and age, which personally I rather like.

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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 2:22 pm   #5
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Default Re: Leak amp Gold chassis

Thanks for all your input, I don't intend spraying the transformers, rather a light brushing. Andy is correct in as much as I like to retain as much of the original patina as possible. There is a lot of dirt and grime, but also a lot of fading has gone on. Ideally would like the original RAL or BS equivalent in a paint pot. I other restorations I have tried spraying paint into a container then painting it on with a brush, but it always seems very watery. Presumably the originals were sprayed?? I think the Pot will be OK its the transformers which look very tired.

Once again thanks for all your input.

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Isn't it odd that the closest match for either the gold Leak or the grey Quad IIs are both Rover car colours? Must be a British thing!
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