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mackem01

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I have read somewhere (forgotten where) that silver pre-war Walrus used a different colour dope on the fuselage that had a slight blue/green hue to it. Can anyone provide a little more info and perhaps a colour match??

 

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Purely conjecture,  but I'm thinking that Silver dope wasn't the best paint for hulls and they were probably given a protective varnish coat. over the Silver. You can put varnish over dope but not the other way round.  Shorts floats were often finished in a White  Emailene (I think that's the spelling) waterproof varnish.

 

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I know that some ( maybe all ) pre-war Empire flyingboats had their hulls covered with a lanolin-based coating, to help seal the hulls from leakage.

 

More information can be found here. Just type lanolin into the search space: http://theflyingboatforum.forumlaunch.net/index.php

 

 

 

 

Chris

 

 

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