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Posted by Lil Rebel on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:57 AM

Does any one know where I can find "baby blue" rattle can paint, I dont have an air brush and all I ever use is spray can paint? Every body used to carry it, now I can't find it any where. Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:50 AM

What brand of paint are you looking for?  Just saying "baby blue" rattle can paint really doesn't help us much.  The more information you can provide us with, the better we can help you.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:06 AM

You might want to consider going to your nearest home improvement center (Lowes, Home Depot) and check out their selection of spray paints.  You may find something close to what you are looking for.  "Baby blue" as a color-name has been lost to the annals of history.

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:55 AM

Krylon has a color called Ocean Breeze that's the same as Baby Blue. This is what it looks like.

 [url=https://flic.kr/p/2789WTi]

 

One word of warning with Krylon paints: it has a recoat window of before 2 hours or after 48.

 

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Posted by Lil Rebel on Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:03 PM

What I am looking for is a pale blue close to the light blue that came on 1966 ford galaxie 500's. the color charts I've found don't show anything close, I had a 66 in high school, and a bud's family had a country squire that hr drove buth were the same color so I know it existed as a factory color. You cuold find a similar color at walmart, home deopt lowes etc. but not anymore. walmart does have a flat thats close but I don't want to do a clear coat, because it wasn't used on the original. So Help!. Would prefer an enamel gloss. again thanks in advance.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:53 PM

Here is a link to a pic of a 66 Galaxie in Acadian Blue, a baby blue. Walmart alone has at least 3 or 4 close colors.

https://sites.google.com/site/genefranciesclassiccarsandmore/home/1967-ford-galaxie-500

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:37 PM

Contact Scalefinishes or MCW Finishes and ask for Arcadian Blue.  The MCW paint polished out just fine without a clearcoat.  I don't know if the Scalefinishes paint will polish out like MCW paint did.

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Posted by Lil Rebel on Sunday, March 17, 2019 1:28 PM

Thanks guys. I really am greatful.

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:28 PM

I've painted two cars shades of "baby blue" and if I remember I got both colors from MCW Finishes. Their paint is compatable with Tamiya, Testors, Black Gold, and also Dupli-Color.

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