American Bushman

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prepare Your Eyes!

Laura, being the outdoorsy girl that she is, likes pink gear. She does not, however, like beat up Swedish Army Green gear so much. That being the case, I made a trip to Home Depot for some supplies and set to work yesterday pinking up her Swedish Army Trangia Cookset.

I sanded off as much of the old paint as I could, hit both pots with some Scotchbrite, and then applied two coats of tan primer. This was followed with two coats of the pinkest spray paint we could find which just happened to be neon. The undercoat tones it down just a bit but the whole set is still plenty pink.

That is NOT a Photoshop trick there folks. That's one very pink Trangia set.

We've test fired it on the burner and it holds up just fine. I worried a bit about the paint flaking off but it looks like the prep work was thorough enough and the heat from the burner never exceeds the capacity of the paint as long as the pot is filled with water. Now it's a simple matter of testing wear and tear on the stove.

The good news is that I can tell which one is Laura's cookset from a LONG way off now.

Thanks for reading,


PS. If you dare, you can click the image for a larger version of the same. I can't be held responsible for the damage it may do to your eyes however. :)


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Pablo said...

I reckon you might have a marketable product there B!!

At 5:34 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...


Up next, Jake wants a neon blue one. Then maybe I'll do an orange one for myself.

We can have the three ugliest Trangia cooksets out there. :)




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