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imported_joewelcome last won the day on September 23 2002

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  1. what are the cans on the top shelf in that Kmart flick? do they have a German flag on them???
  2. devils is one thing, but big face cascades ain't dropping from trees!! bien hecho!
  3. pink was big in the 50s and 60s... mostly soft baby pinks, pastels (until '69 anyway) these were all approximately the same shade: - Shell Pink (Derusto) - Coral Pink (Rust-oleum) - Baby Pink (Krylon) - Pink (Red Devil) - Carnation Pink (yikes, forgot who made that) - Valencia Pink (ditto) nice scores
  4. there are many colors from the 1991 initial American Accents line that were discontinued, such as the Classic colors and the silver and gold. Java Brown is one that doesn't pop up much, and some of the early gloss colors are obscure--- it's hard to find their gloss Black in 1991 cans. Indian Spice, Autumn Gold, Maple Sugar, Leafy Green, and others are all classics from the early years, often remembered for their very high quality.
  5. Jib, I think you're confusing Adobe the Rusto color with Krylon. I forget what the closest match in Krylon is to Adobe... not Chippewa, Brick?
  6. well put Valdi. and you'll remember that those leaded/non-leaded yellow pencils wrote just as thick and solid as other yellow pencils. we're doing good work here!!
  7. Not true. Yellow does not need lead to be thick, lead only adds brilliance and permanence. There are thick yellows by all the Euro brands and they are not leaded. I have used yellows with lead that are runny and not thick. Again, you have to be careful what you assume-- once again, WE MUST NOT glamorize lead, especially when one of our children here has elevated lead levels. Yellows, reds, greens, and way way before spray paint, white all had lead at one point.
  8. lead can contaminate a person in various ways. certainly an airborne propelled paint will be an excellent way to do it, but slyle is right, most spray paint doesn't have it. there were all kinds of organic solvents (not the good organic like Whole Foods organic either) in old paint, and if you're just grabbing whatever paint you can find in the early 80s and 70s, then it's possible you had some paint with lead in it. the US Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead in all consumer products in 1978, but most of the spray paint industry was lead free before that. Rust-oleum was a bit late (last one with lead was 1972 Forest Green), because they were an industrial company (not the mainstream Painter's Touch Rust-oleum like Home Depot Painter's Touch either). if you used spray paint like Trapper or John Deere touch-up paints for tractors and mowers, then that had lead in it. if you found a bunch of old paint lying around from the 60s and used it, then it's SLIGHTLY more possible. this is not scientific, you have to find out exactly what your friend was using to get a better idea. long story short, it's not impossible that spray paint helped cause it. but the reason that household deleading is such a big industry is that you spend a LOT more time in your home, exposed to lead dust and lead chips than you do elsewhere. did your friend use leaded paint every time he/she painted? probably not. you can get lead from lousy tapwater, or from vegetables that you planted in your own garden (if you have lead-heavy soil and don't test it) and that's more likely. frequency is a major factor also. i'm certain the doctors will tell them where to look, but lead poisoning is no joke.
  9. and what's more, I would totally rock a modacrylic hairpiece!
  10. i understand your frustration but i really believe it's not worth being mad about. i hate to constantly be a nag about this, but Ebay is a really really lousy platform for sellers at this point. you're basically giving AT LEAST 20% of your sale price on an item to Ebay and Paypal, for many people it's more than that. they charge you for your shipping prices. for a lot of people, the effort and time and money spent is not worth it to sell something under 10 dollars. sometimes you're making all of $2 profit and as much as i want to propel and nourish the hobby, i can't do it for love alone-- certainly not these days. and once again, if you're out there looking for stuff (spending precious time and gas), it's all gotten a lot harder to find, particularly new unused stock.
  11. i have pink, yellow, and orange Kalifornias, Borden paper labels, if anyone needs them.
  12. yunno, i was just thinking that one thing we don't see much in paint collecting is some good homoeroticism... but that was before I saw that Sailor Blue. i have some Citrus Yellow for sale, full cans, hit me up if anyone's interested. don't think i have any spare overcaps though.
  13. and it wasn't unusual for various companies to make spatter paint. think of roofing tar/undercoater and a bit of paint sprayed out at the same time (not blended). have never used the stuff, though it'd be fun most likely. probably hard to control.
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