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My 1937 120C 1099 should have a wrinkle paint finish on the heater, radio receiver and speaker. A few forum discussions have touched on the paint but can someone be more specific about how you get the correct finish and/or the paint to be used? I believe the color should be black. A close up picture might be helpful to show the level of texture. Thanks
Can't help much on specifics but VHT makes a spray can wrinkle paint you might check into. Black is one of the colors offered and there are various photos showing finished products spread here and there on various sites that sell the paint. Also a how to video on you tube of some Toyota rocker covers using the paint in a red finish. From what I see all appear to be a passable match to the texture of the black finish on this 37 control box.
As a follow up to my own question, my solution: I painted my heater in the VHT black wrinkle paint several "heavy" coats and lightly baked it at 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Then I had dark brown enamel mixed to match my other components and sprayed it over the wrinkle paint in 2 light coats. The texture comes through well and is fairly durable. I also tried mixing Tung oil with my paint as was suggested. The pants dry at different rates but did not produce an even wrinkle and took forever to dry.