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Paint Matching
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 24, 2006 7:55 PM
My question about paint is two-part:

1. Where do you find manufacturers paint information for exterior, interior, chassis components, engine, etc.?

2. How do you match that up with commerically available paints?

This is from someone just returnung to a boyhood hobby, who can't wait to get building!

Thanks,
Chris
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 24, 2006 8:05 PM
Usually on a label in the door jamb, or on many GM's, in the glove box. Chrysler has it in the door and often underside of the hood on a label, or a sheet metal tag.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 24, 2006 9:43 PM
Chris on 60-80's Mopars the metal tag on drivers fender has a paint code on it...

using this code i.e. EW1 for say a 78 Plymouth

go to

www.autocolorlibrary.com

to view paint chips note EW1 is Spanaker White....

Walt
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 24, 2006 10:12 PM
Thanks for the replies! That colorlibrary site it exactly what i was looking for. How do you match those colors up to model paints though?
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Posted by mikemodeler on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 8:32 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by cpaxton

Thanks for the replies! That colorlibrary site it exactly what i was looking for. How do you match those colors up to model paints though?


You could try MCW Automotive Finishes www.ourworld.cs.com/mcwautofinishes or Cobra Colors www.cobracolors.com .

I have not used either companie's products but have seen them in magazines and discussed here on the forum. Testors has a relatively new line of lacquer paints that closely match the musclecar colors from the '60's & '70's.

I hope this helps and welcome back!

Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:38 AM
dupli color often has paints that match or are very close

Model Car World and several others have paints mixed special to match 1:1 also Testors' mow offers the most popular of factory colors...

Grabber Blue although a factory Ford Authorized color is also correct for Petty, Corporate Chrysler, Plymouth, & Dodge Blue

Walt
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