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what color should i use « on: July 16, 2006, 08:48:04 PM » Author: prawnman88
ok my icon and in my gallery there is a old ge form 79 street light the paint as u can see in the pics is very old and chipping off i was wondering does any one know the color they used back in the day ? or should i ever repaint it or just leave it alone or repaint it and make it look all nice again ? thank u for any tips guys the glass came out real nice . this sit eis the best i have ever seen
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Re: what color should i use « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 08:24:52 AM » Author: pslawinski
I always restore my lanterns.  Some others like the worn look.  It's up to your personal preference.  As far as paint goes I'd probably paint whatever colour it was before I started the restoration.
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Re: what color should i use « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 11:28:40 AM » Author: TudorWhiz
I know they did green back then......a lot of the old poles in Baltimore used green.....let me show you...

yours looks almost exactly like this in Baltimore

http://www.btco.net/ghosts/Lights/Towson/spherolites.html

The link is that light....so the one you have is really the orginal green I believe.....

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