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Military Vehicle Paint
Gillespie Coatings Inc. GCI
AJP is the oldest supplier of Gillespie Coatings paint in the military vehicles hobby. Gillespie Coatings is a mil. spec. government supplier, not just a mil. spec. color. Gillespie Coatings has proven itself under the rigors of our Armed Forces for decades and is a brand you can count on for all your M.V. painting requirements.




 

 

 

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AJP uses only Gillespie Coatings, both spray cans and gallons for all our military vehicle painting needs. We send gallon lots of Gillespie paint to a local packaging company and have them re-packaged into spray cans.



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

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AJP Stocks These Colors:

RED OXIDE III, PRIMER, Redish brown
Zinc rich, rust-inhibitive paint

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 present.

33070 WWII Lusterless
1941-1945 typical Ford color.

34052 WWII USMC Lusterless Forrest Green

34079 Lusterless Forrest Green
19
70 to present

33446 Lusterless CARC Tan

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

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Shipping:

NOTE !Gallon can shipments are considered a hazardous material and because of that UPS imposes additional handling fees and requires us to use a
specially designed box, in addition to ground service shipping charges. Also note that paint can not go by Priority, cans and gallons are only able to be shipped by ground.

AJP NOW HAS 4 GALLON BOXES.

AJP now has the ability to ship 1, 2, or 4 gallons of paint in a single box. We have run the numbers for shipments to both zone 8 (West coast) and zone 2 (East coast) which represent the maximum and minimum you could expect depending on where you live. If you live inbetween your costs will fall somewhere in between as well. Here are the numbers:

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?

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Decals and Stencils
for your Vehicle:

AJP has decals for most major assemblies under the hood. Call or Email us with year, type of vehicle and assembly in need of decal and we will give you price and availability. For stencils to mark numbers and stars on your freshly painted 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
AJP uses a product called POR-15 from Restomotive in New Jersey. This is an excellent rust sealant that is best used over badly pitted but clean rust patches. If applied properly, priming can be performed once the POR-15 tacks up. AJP uses Gillespie Coatings "Red Oxide III" over patches of POR-15, then the specific O.D. base color.

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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
Tack free = 4 to 6 hours
Through dry = 12 to 16 hours
Re-coat 1 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
Tip size: Conventional .046 - .070
Airless .013 - .015

Atomization pressures:
Main line air supply with moisture trap
Main line 100psi
Fluid (pot) 60 - 65psi
Atomizing (gun) 40 - 60psi

Cleanup: Xylene or Mineral Spirits

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Note: This is a picture of the paint swatch we have in our shop, keeping in mind the web isn't always the best for displaying true color.