I am not 100% sure of this, however, I think you are absolutely correct about the Renault paint for early SMs, but I believe that Amel later changed to AwlGrip. This is what I have:
The type is 00B006G (also known as White Amel No 3).
The hardener is 000G3010 known as AWLCAT2
The thinner is 000T0001
The RAL color code is 1013
I believe that they are probably the same color, but not positive.
CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
I used the color "Renault Panda White 348" for SM #37 (1990) I had a local auto paint store make the color (their code was 53-1704591-A) and put it into spray cans. Total cost was about $50 USD for four cans. Color match is perfect.
As to primer... I had been using a green metal primer that states it is apropriate for aluminium. I have had good experience with it on the mast and booms however, for the Bonfiglio furler gearboxes the primer bubbled and is flaking off after two years. I don't know if it was poor surface prep on my part or some interaction with the metal. I recently repainted them and used a gray metal primer. So far it looks ok.
One place to check for corrosion on the masts is behind the winches. I repainted there last year after I rebuilt the winches. One older SM I visited had severe corrosion on the winch mounting plates. Keeling them clean and coated will prevent that.
SV Annie SM 37
Hi, I have some „bubbles“ in my mast around some old rivets and holes.
1. How can I close the holes (drilling the old rivets out or better close them with new rivets?)
2. I would like to repaint the mast. At least the lower half. Any recommendations about primer, 1or2 comp colors, RAL code etc on a SN 1995.
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal