While strolling the internet I came across an, as I find, interesting picture of some Panther exhaust pipes.
Is it just me or are the pipes painted in a lighter color than the rest? I know the Matilda exhausts were wrapped in asbestos band, and even today exhaust pipes are sometimes painted in a special white color, especially in motorsports.
Has anybody ever heard about special treatment of exhaust components on German tanks?
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No special treatment given to the exhausts beyond the standard red-oxide primer plus basecoat (depending on the vehicle and their placement). Looks like a shot of a D outside the assembly factory after it's test-runs...just a little bit of soot accumulation on those pipes from exhaust/flame exposure. Any difference in color that you're seeing is likely down to just the lighting/angle to the camera than anything else.
Post by petersmith on Jan 15, 2017 21:20:59 GMT -5
The paint is likely to have discoloured from heat in use, before flaking off altogether as rust developed. The red primer pigment may have leached into the Mittelsand with the heat, creating a pinky effect. Not a direct comparator, but my local fire brigade tried to copy the European practice of painting their wheels in red/white quarters. They couldn't stop the white turning pink, caused by the heat generated into the wheels from the tyres and brakes, so they stopped.
Hmm, I vaguely remember something similar happening to an MZ TS250 I sprayed with rattle cans. The paint that got on the exhaust initially turned white from the heat. The bracket in your ref picture having discoloured to the same degree as the zorst leads me to believe that the same forces were at work here - the first stage of it taking on the typical Panther pink zorst colour. But what do I know?
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