Military Vehicle Paint
Gillespie Coatings Inc.  (GCI)
AJP is the oldest supplier of Gillespie Coatings paint in the military vehicles hobby. Gillespie Coatings manufactures their paint to the Fed Std Mil spec 595 code book. Please note that all of their paints are synthetic enamels (none are actual CARC paints but just match color codes). GCI is the oldest and most trusted brand serving the military collector hobby today.




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QUALITY, DURABILITY & PRICE
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AJP uses only Gillespie Coatings, both spray cans and gallons for all our military vehicle painting needs. As of 2017 AJP now does all spray can filling in house. This allows us higher quality control and quicker turn around times on production.
It also allows to do short custom colors runs too.

Our labels may be changing from time to time.Just remember that whatever the label looks like, the paint inside is still Gillespie Coatings.

NOTE:  All GCI paint must ship ground only via FedEx or UPS!!!!!

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AJP Stocks These Colors:

RED OXIDE III, PRIMER, Redish brown
Zinc rich, rust-inhibitive paint. This is a great primer & very close to
what was used in the 40's thru 70's. Much better than Rustoleum. 

AJP WWII SEMI-GLOSS, Late 1944 thru 1957
A true O.D., AJP had this color matched from
early NOS parts. Most representative of what a jeep
was painted.This is our most popular color.
Late 44' thru 45' MB's

M38, M38A1, M170, M-37
Plus all Korean equipment

319 WWII, LUSTERLESS / FLAT 1941-1944
Light O.D.
MB

24087 SEMI-GLOSS, 1957 to present
Dark O.D. The last color used before
camo patterns started.
M151, M151A1, M151A2s

24052 SEMI-GLOSS, Korea to Vietnam
Forest Green, Marine Corps. shade of green
M38, M38A1, M151
Plus all M-series U.S.M.C. equipment

30277 Lusterless Desert Sandust
1970 to thru Desert Storm I equipment

33070 WWII Lusterless

1942-1945 typical Ford color & slightly darker than 319 but definitely in the same family.

34052 WWII USMC Lusterless Forrest Green

34079 Lusterless Forrest Green
19
70 to present

33446 Lusterless CARC Tan (all equipment)

34094 Lusterless CARC Green Substitute.
1983 to present.
M151A2s primarily
Hummers
M-35's etc.

 
30051 Lusterless CARC Brown Substitute
             1983 to present  Vehicle application is the same as CARC Green

911       
Special Flat Black  Used on 3 & 4 color camo patterns.

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Shipping:

NOTE: Gallon can shipments are considered a consumer commodity or ORM-D. There are no hazardous charges anymore but we do ship in special gallon boxes which carry and added fee. This fee will be shown in your shopping cart. Also note that paint can not go by Priority Mail so will ship either Fedex or UPS ground. 

AJP SHIPS IN 1, 2 & 4 GALLON BOXES.

Significant shipping cost savings can be realized with purchases of 12 or more gallons because we can ship by road freight to a commercial address. Do you have a friend ready to paint? How about the other members at your next MVPA meeting? If so you can do a group purchase & save money.

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Decals and Stencils
for your Vehicle:

AJP has decals for most major assemblies under the hood & dash. Most of these decals are available on our site. If you don't see what you need please email or call us with your needs. For stencils to mark numbers and stars on your jeep contact Rick Larsen. Visit his website at www.militarystencils.com

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Military Vehicle
Camouflage Patterns:

WWII and M-series jeeps were generally painted a solid color. Camo paint patterns came into being around 1976. A good resource for camouflage paint patterns and information is www.olive-drab.com/od_mvg_camo.php3

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Painting Tips:

Keep it clean, take your time and enjoy yourself. Be safe and wear your respirator !
If you have any specific information that would be of
help to others, Email us and we will review it for possible posting.
THANKS

tip
AJP recommends the reduction of Gillespie Coatings with a
SYNTHETIC or Acrylic ENAMEL REDUCER. This is accomplished at a ratio of 2:1, paint to reducer. Most brands are fine, such as NAPA or PPG, etc;  In some states these reducers are no longer avail. In such case you can use mineral spirits or on of the chemicals listed on the can.
 
tip
Watch which brand of spray paint you use for the vehicle markings. Some brands use a propellant that may not be compatable with the base coat. This incompatability will cause the base coat to lift or crinkle, ruining hours of hard work.

tip
Most customers today are using HVLP spray guns which are very user friendly. You don't need a high end HVLP gun to spray GCI paints. We recommend a good quality primer gun for any of the GCI colors or primer.  If you have further questions please call or email us.

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paint tech
application notes from
gillespie coatings inc.:

The following specs are reproduced from GCI's product data bulletin March 23, 2010. These specs apply to all the GCI paints sold by AJP.

Recommended primer
Red Oxide III

Average drying time @ 78degrees F
To touch = 40 to 60 minutes
Through dry = 12 to 16 hours
Re-coat 1/2 to 3 hours or wait until after 16 hrs

Application
Optimum application conditions are at
temperatures above 45 degrees F.
( painting of metal in direct sunlight not
recommended for Texas climates) and
where the dew point is at least
5 degrees F. below the application
temperature.

Equipment

                                    HVLP Primer Gun

Cleanup: Xylene or Mineral Spirits

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