I picked up a parts 26LCS on ePay and have a question about the original red paint. On this saw it appears there was an orange primer applied first, with the red color on top. At first I just figured someone repainted the saw at some point.......but looking closer I see that what's left of the big instructions decal on the tank has both layers of paint under it........meaning it wasn't masked as someone would do if they repainted it. It could of course be an older NOS decal applied at some point..........but everything on the saw looks a little too original for that. You can see what I mean in the pics below.
So my question is.........were these saws primered in a redish-orange before the red topcoat was applied? I've tried looking at pics of other saws online, but I can't make out that kind of detail. I've got a better 26LCS coming, so that might answer the question........or complicate things more.....so I figured I'd just ask and see what you guys say. Thanks in advance.
Ok, I'm having a problem taking a pic that's smaller than a MB, even making it a PDF is still too big...............how old is this site? I'll keep working on it and get one up if I can. Thanks.
Where is everybody?? I found a couple pics of similar LCS and MCS tanks and it does appear the orange primer underneath is how they did it. That's funny because it looks like the primer sticks really well to the aluminum/magnesium (or whatever the tanks are made of), while the red topcoat doesn't stick well to the primer!
Like I said I've got another used 26LCS tank inbound, and I just overpaid for a NOS 26LCS fuel tank on Epay, thinking how many of those are left out there.....so I'll see if there are any chips in that tank's paint to confirm my primer theory. It should be here in a couple days, so I'll post again when I put eyes on it.
Post by onlyhomelites on Jan 18, 2022 23:56:21 GMT -5
I'm not sure on your primer question...I've never owned a 20MCS or 26LCS. On my 5-30N there didn't appear to be any primer FWIW. It's easier to post pics using a 3rd party photo hosting site. ProBoards is the platform and it's been around for 20 years...hence some of the old school architecture!
Thanks for the reply.........I was starting to think this site was a ghost town. I guess I'm coming to the whole 'chainsaw hobby' thing a bit late. I'm not saying with any certainty they used a primer........but I did find another pic.....this one of a 5-19.........that shows the phenomenon I'm talking about pretty well. Check out the pic.........it should be small enough to load. Look under the ID tag and you can see the red on top of the orange pretty clearly. And it's in other places as well. Could have been a repaint, but considering the condition I'd guess not. But this is what I'm talking about when I say orange primer under red paint. Let me know what you think.
I hear ya. I just got a 5-20 in today that shows the same thing, and it also shows it on the green spark plug cover....a dull lighter green underneath and the darker green on top. The drive case, tank and handle areas all show the same orange underneath and red on top. I don't see any overspray on any of these saws anywhere, so I'm assuming Homelite applied both coats of paint to these parts before the saw was assembled.........I've read there were numerous color tweaks and changes. I'll keep gathering info on this, as it's interesting, and tells the production history to some extent.
From what I have seen over the years, Homelite had no consistent procedure/policy when it came to priming before paint. It was hit or miss depending on the model, year of production and production/assembly location. Just my two cents worth.