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  • DDA52
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    Bill
    If it is a '90 model, it should be the new blue. It was the standard blue starting in '88-'89. Everything after that is the same blue we have today. There may have been some throw backs, but I doubt it. I know that some guys were painting their new machines the old blue 'cuz they didn't like change.

    Here is what the new blue on my '89 Bobcat looked like after a long spell exposed. BTW, it looks much better now! The new blue fades light. The old seemed to get darker, almost like it got a sunburn.
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  • leeave96
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    Wow!

    That's about what the color on my '90 Dialarc HF looks like - though the paint is very worn and oxidized.

    My impression of the new blue is that it has a certain neon glow to it. Maybe it darkens with age, but I'm not so sure my welder is new blue. I'll have to take another look-see.

    Anyone else got a pic of Old Blue?

    Thanks!

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    New guy here.
    I shot my 400 gas with rustoleum 1926 brilliant blue from Home Depot. It is a very close match. Mine is an ex Navy rig which means it was bright yellow and very rusty. Hope this helps.
    Chris

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  • DDA52
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    That one must have been one of the last Blue Star 2E's built. Right after that they were < gasp> redesigned! I still don't know what was wrong with them that they needed to be messed with. The next year or so was when the color changed to the current Miller blue. That was when they rolled out the Bobcat's and when I got mine.

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  • johns6
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    Here is another picture of the 1987 Bluestar. I almost bought it
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  • DDA52
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    Bingo, that's the color.

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  • johns6
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    Here is a 1987 Bluestar that was in an auction yesterday. This is my first attempt to post a picture so not sure what will happen.
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  • DDA52
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    Nah. Didn't go there. I just have real good memories of that Bluestar. It was the first machine I ever owned. Used it up, rebuilt it and used it up again. Sold it later for what I paid for it.

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  • Scott V
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    I'll never forget the bullseye.

    Why, did you use it for one?

    I had a few Millers with that style.

    I will take a picture of the old blue, when I get the welding machine junk yard I sometimes hang out at.

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  • DDA52
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    Scott
    I looked high and low and all I could find were two pics of my Bluestar covered with snow and a pic of the top couple of inches of it sticking over the bed of my truck. In other words, I got nada. I did find a pic on eBay of the decal style. The paint is dark, just not sure which it is. I shoulda taken a pic when I was at the welder doctor getting my suitcase looked at. Bet he had a dozen in there.


    Ok after posting this and comparing the two, I think this blue may be the darker blue aka old blue. The decal is correct though. I'll never forget the bullseye.
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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by DDA52
    Ok, here we go again.....poke time. You saw the shape of my machine in the before pics....'nuff said.

    Naw, the reason I asked was your AEAD has the new stlye decals on it. The old ones were a bit different. My old blue was a Navy blue color as were the other machines we had. What year is that AEAD? They were excellent machines regardless of color. I've even seen one painted yellow. I think they were the least noisy engine drive Miller has had in the past. I have yet to compare it to the new enclosed ones....somebody wanna send me one to keep...err test??

    The new ones are really not as quiet as the old ones if just making electric power. The reason? 1800 rpm compared to 3600 rpm. With the extra muffler I could run that engine all night without waking up the neighbors. Something I could never do with my brand new Lincoln 305 G. The Lincoln was really nice in the arc department though.

    Miller tried more then once to kill the Legend but people would scream bloody murder. They decided to upgrade it instead.

    Ted the engine repair guy that I bought it from, replaced the front panel with the S/N # on it. So I am not sure of the year. I could probably find the engine year if I looked. Anyway its now down in the other Oregon (red part) waiting for a fence to break or the power to go out.

    I looked at another Legend yesterday for a little over $1,100.00

    I like them very much.

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  • DDA52
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    Ok, here we go again.....poke time. You saw the shape of my machine in the before pics....'nuff said.

    Naw, the reason I asked was your AEAD has the new stlye decals on it. The old ones were a bit different. My old blue was a Navy blue color as were the other machines we had. What year is that AEAD? They were excellent machines regardless of color. I've even seen one painted yellow. I think they were the least noisy engine drive Miller has had in the past. I have yet to compare it to the new enclosed ones....somebody wanna send me one to keep...err test??

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  • Scott V
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    Here is another pic. Maybe the sun is tougher in Oregon then Texas? Things out here do not know how to handle it when it comes out!!
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  • DDA52
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    Scott
    Are you sure that Aead hasn't been repainted? My old Blue Star was quite a bit darker than that one. I'll see if I can find a pic and scan it in one day. Maybe mine was repainted.

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  • Scott V
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    This is pretty old blue. Although the Dodge has it beat by a mile.

    PS- these are great old engine drives. Quiet!!!!!
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