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Was lead paint used in the 30's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by deerejohnb, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. deerejohnb
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
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    deerejohnb

    I have a 36 IH truck and it has a lot of the paint left on it. I was just wondering of lead would have been used in the mix. Thank you
     
  2. SniffnPaint
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    Absolutey. Thats why theres still paint on your truck. Lol.
     
  3. BigNick1959
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    Ive got this old can of GEN-O-LAQ Enamel that has to be from the 30's/40's. beside the lead it also contains Titanium Dioide and Zinc Sulphide and a host of other good things. The funny (or maybe not) thing is that on the back lablel it says: The last word in lasting finish for Furniture, Baby Carriages, Toys, Floors, Linoleum, Store Fronts, Automobiles, Boats and Canoes, Engines and Machinery. Hell, i'd like to see House of Kolor do that!!
     
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  5. MengesTwinCustoms
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    haha, i would think so! but yes, wear a resperator or take a few years off your life ;)
     
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  7. chopolds
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    Of course it did!

    ALL good paint did!
     
  8. Von Rigg Fink
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    not if he lives in the zoo!:eek::D
     
  9. publicenemy1925
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    Is a pig's ass pork?
     
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  11. Petejoe
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    I seen a special on how soy was beginning to be used in industry. H. Ford was the catalyst behind it and even used plastics with it along with trying plastic panels.
    It said soy was used in some oils along with paints in his process.
    Interesting fact but I too think lead was added.
     
  12. Captain Freedom
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    So when did they stop adding it to automotive paints?
     
  13. Kripfink
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    Yeah,a quart of paint weighed more back in the day,too
     
  14. Mike51Merc
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    Wasn't lead used only as a white pigment mainly for house paint?
     
  15. 29nash
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    Yep. And the 40s and the 50s, etc... Lead pigment in paint/lacquer=good.
     
  16. Von Rigg Fink
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    not anymore
    Gore is making that environmentally impossible with his global warming:D
     
  17. HEATHEN
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    My uncle (he just turned 80) painted houses in high school, and told me that his first job for the painter was to mix the lead with the paint, and got it all over his hands every day.
     
  18. zman
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    Lead pigment was awesome for the day, but beware if you are stripping it off of a car, wear a respirator and try not get it all over you. It's nasty stuff. There is no need to use it these days, modern paints are awesome.
     
  19. kenagain
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    that was to make it harder to tip over and bond to the lead repairs on the car
     
  20. Retro Jim
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    YES and I think it went into the 1960's .

    RetroJim
     

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