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northern
12-05-2013, 05:23 PM
I posted the same picture of the Starliner last week. It has one scratch that happened during shipping that I want to touch up.

Can anyone help identify the paint color of the lower part of the car? Is it Azore Green? Although the car has been repainted at some point, I'm assuming that this is the original color for the car.

Also, any idea what to tell the auto paint supply shop for a paint mix formula? I gave them the Ditzler code for Azore Green, but they could not find it or anything for this car in their computer data base.

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sactorandy
12-05-2013, 05:52 PM
The body color is Cascade Green, Ditzler # DQE 41727-DAL and the top coler is Sheridan Green, Ditzler # DQE 41728-DAL. Hope that helps.

Dwain G.
12-05-2013, 06:46 PM
The 1954 colors should be Lance Green over Azore Green. You can find modern formulas for both colors at this site under the heading 'Technical Pages', and then 'Paint Formula Page':
http://www.raylinrestoration.com/

Dick Steinkamp
12-05-2013, 06:56 PM
I would not have them mix up the color from a formula. It is sure to be off relative to the actual paint on the car.

Go to a major paint supply store and have them use their spectrophotometer to identify electronically EXACTLY the color that is on the car. They can then mix that specific color.

StudeRich
12-05-2013, 08:28 PM
I would not have them mix up the color from a formula. It is sure to be off relative to the actual paint on the car.

Go to a major paint supply store and have them use their spectrophotometer to identify electronically EXACTLY the color that is on the car. They can then mix that specific color.

ON a faded re-paint, for touch up only, this is the only way to get it close or correct, it will still need "Blending" if you do not want it to show at all.

However for another complete re-paint, the only way to get the Correct original Color is to scan the Door edge or inside trunk lid original Paint, since this Car was re-painted. That is IF there actually IS any Original Paint there. It may take removing a Door Panel to get it right.

63t-cab
12-05-2013, 09:45 PM
I think you'd be hard pressed to attempt a BLEND in a case like that and think it won't show,it'll show !

ON a faded re-paint, for touch up only, this is the only way to get it close or correct, it will still need "Blending" if you do not want it to show at all.

However for another complete re-paint, the only way to get the Correct original Color is to scan the Door edge or inside trunk lid original Paint, since this Car was re-painted. That is IF there actually IS any Original Paint there. It may take removing a Door Panel to get it right.

northern
12-05-2013, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the ideas. Overall, the paint on the car is good, so I won't do a complete repaint. It certainly will be a challenge to blend the touch up in well, but it is worth a try. I may end up taking it to a professional if my effort does not work out well.

Corley
12-06-2013, 09:24 AM
I don't think you really want a car that has been messed with like that and doesn't match. Just give it to me instead, and save yourself all that work. :D

(Great looking car as-is, and I don't normally care for green!)

northern
12-06-2013, 01:48 PM
I don't think you really want a car that has been messed with like that and doesn't match. Just give it to me instead, and save yourself all that work. :D

(Great looking car as-is, and I don't normally care for green!)

Ha Ha! Normally green isn't my favorite either. But, at least in my opinion, these two shades of green work well together, and I really like the effect. The green tint in the windows adds to the effect. They did use interesting colors back in the '50s.

studegary
12-06-2013, 03:11 PM
I will second Dwain's input of Lance Green over Azore Green.
Since the car is modified and repainted (and aged), just take it to someone experienced in color matching (with the proper equipment).