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  • Jeffry Cassel
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    Went to Carquest with mine. They called Dupont and came up with the exact paint in Nason acryllic enamel. You need to have a 3M party. Lots of 400 wetordry. some sanding blocks burgers and not too much beer ( dont clear coat)

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  • SScopelli
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    Paint Color Reference Website SBS

    click here ==> http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...aker&year=1964

    They have a great cross reference to the original formulas for Studebaker in multiple brands.
    Last edited by SScopelli; 07-20-2017, 03:44 AM.

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  • Ron Dame
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    I painted my Champ in 2001 with BC/CC, the truck is not always garaged, so gets a fair amount of sune and acid rain. I am also not faithful in waxing, and yet it is holding up well. Too bad my lack of body skills is showing up.

    Originally posted by Mrs K Corbin View Post
    I dont much care for the base-coat clear-coat stuff they've been using lately..... doesn't hold up at all......

    good for the life of a modern car..... on my stude it's bubbling up. and coming off....

    The 40 year old acrylic enamel is still there under the primer. Go figure.

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  • Mrs K Corbin
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    I dont much care for the base-coat clear-coat stuff they've been using lately..... doesn't hold up at all......

    good for the life of a modern car..... on my stude it's bubbling up. and coming off....

    The 40 year old acrylic enamel is still there under the primer. Go figure.

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  • sweetolbob
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    If you have a door jamb or other low exposure area, why not let a paint supplier just do a color match with the color meter? Probably as close or closer than an old formulation with today's materials. Bob

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  • Jeff_H
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    Here is my '53 painted with Dupont Centari acrylic enamel in 2001. The paint store was able to mix the Chippewa Green w/o any problems. I would say its spot on.

    The roof color Lombard Green posed a bit more challenge. I got a vintage paint chip sheet with Lombard Green on it from a vendor at a swap meet and went through all likely greens in a large dupont chip book I got at a defunct body shop auction and matched up 1971 Dodge truck Pine Green. I had to get that in Mason brand but it is also acrylic enamel. Its extremely close, even in bright sun, maybe a ~hair~ more blueish but you'd have to put 2 samples side by side in bright light to tell.

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    I took the top picture in 2007. The 2nd one was taken by Bob Waites in 2010 at BTTF in St Paul.

    Somehow I recall that Dupont spun off their auto paint and its under a different brand name now???

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  • 53starliner
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    That's my plan...

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by 53starliner View Post
    The paint is cracking. It held up well for 25 years, but the last 5 have seen it deteriorate.
    This looks like double the reason that you should strip it down to bare steel.

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  • 53starliner
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    The paint is cracking. It held up well for 25 years, but the last 5 have seen it deteriorate.

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  • studegary
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    I painted a 1953 Commander Starliner with nitrocellulous lacquer 45 years ago. The last that I knew, it was still good. I have also used it on other cars. I believe that there are still places where you can get it.
    I believe that you will eventually have a problem if you try modern synthetic paints over it. I would recommend completely removing it rather than painting over it.
    Why do you say that you "...need to paint..." the car? A very fine grit wet sand will bring it back if there is any paint left.

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  • T.J lavallee
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    Try Bill Hirsch Auto for a gallon of Nitrocellulous lacquer. This is a common finish for guitar restorations and still available as far as I know.

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  • 53starliner
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    Modern paint for 53K

    I need to paint my 53K. I last did it in Nitrocellulous Lacquer 30 years ago. It is Chippewa Green. Does anyone have a formula or color code for Acrylic Enamel or urethane that is close?
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