I copied this from the MTFCI forum. Maybe someone here can help him.
my name is Cosimo and live in Italy
I'm looking for Black Japan Lacquer according the receipe used by Ford at the beginning of th 900'. The Black Varnishes were under the cod F-101 and F-102. I need that kind of product ( not modern acrylic ) Could you help me ??
Really thanks a lot for your attention
please send me mail: raia.c@tiscalin et.it
You can buy Japan black asphultum paint here - $62.00 per quart.
Here's a guy who restored a cylinder phonograph using the paint:
whoops - asphaltum....
Also found this - Rodda Gilsonite Dipping Enamel:
Interesting, Erik, thanks. Who will be the first to try it out on their T and provide a report?
Here's your friend Reid Welch recreating gilsonite japan black:
He had a video on YouTube where showing him painting with the stuff but I can't locate it.
Thanks, Erik. Have not had any news of him or his Gilsonite trials in years.
I wonder if your sources, above, learned from Reid?