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  • tim333
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    Looks good to me.

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  • 4spd_hawkman
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    Just wanted to update everyone on what I ended up doing. As Dwain assumed, the paint shops could not use the original Cooks codes (but thanks for service bulletin scan Dwain!).

    I went to a local specialty automotive paint shop and looked at 100s of PPG gray paints, and the closest I found was Nissan Pebble Beach Pearl, Nissan paint code C43 (the paint is specified as Greige by PPG). I had them make me some up in a spray can. Below is the result, comparing the original shifter housing (on the left) vs. the NOS one I just painted on the right (ignore the wadding in the housing, I put that in as masking and haven't removed it yet). The new paint is a little darker, but I'm sure the original is somewhat faded after 64 years so over all I am pretty happy.

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  • Dwain G.
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    Hope this helps, but not sure this old formula will mean anything today. Click on pic once or twice to enlarge.

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  • 4spd_hawkman
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    Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
    I believe the interior color in your '55 is called Mist Greige Metallic. Cooks # 8811 Baking Enamel. Studebaker code W-ZR. The mix shown in a service bulletin is Medium Non-Leafing Aluminum 95%, Carbon Black 5%.
    Thank you very much - this is exactly the information I was looking for. Could you scan and post a copy of the Service Bulletin with the paint mixing info, or at least let me know which Service Bulletin number it is?

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  • Dwain G.
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    I believe the interior color in your '55 is called Mist Greige Metallic. Cooks # 8811 Baking Enamel. Studebaker code W-ZR. The mix shown in a service bulletin is Medium Non-Leafing Aluminum 95%, Carbon Black 5%.

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  • 4spd_hawkman
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    Thanks for all of your replies. I'll let everyone know what I finally decide on and what I find (and how the finished project comes out).

    Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
    Luke,
    I found a local auto parts store that will do that. I had them color match the re-spray yellow on my Sedan and they made up a can of spray paint for me. Many places will only do this if you buy a minimum number of cans, however, this place will do single cans and charged $22.00.
    The place I use is called Mac Auto Supply in McMinnville, Oregon. If you call them them they might know of a store in your area that will do the same. Their phone number is 1-503-472-5133.
    Good luck.
    Thanks, I will look into this, it may be my best option.


    Originally posted by avantikid View Post
    I used 62-64 Jeep Jet Line Gray Poly,codes 227, 327, 341-but I also have my own mixing system
    To confirm - you used this color on a 55 (or earlier?) with trim that matched what I have? When I googled the color, it looked a little more green, but that was looking at old paint chips.


    Originally posted by 556063 View Post
    Otherwise, a cool way to apply paint is still the Preval Sprayer:

    https://www.truevalue.com/power-pain...79&cid=gooshop
    Thanks, I may try that with Avanti Kids color code if I can't find a good spray paint.

    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    In theory, that LOOKS like a very common Silver/Gray, but apparently not.

    What would come very close would be the Eastwood Gray cast Aluminum spay cans. I have one, and have used it recently.
    Rich – I'm interested in what the Eastwook Gray looks like. I'll PM or call you, if your are around I'd like to check it out.

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  • avantikid
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    I used 62-64 Jeep Jet Line Gray Poly,codes 227, 327, 341-but I also have my own mixing system

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  • 556063
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    35-40 years ago, I used a bunch of these to detail otherwise unreachable areas of my '55 Ultra Vista Champion Sedan. Believe it or not, even after all the negative publicity about spray can propellants, they look to still be available after all that time. If you find a match to that interior color, let us know. Otherwise, a cool way to apply paint is still the Preval Sprayer:

    https://www.truevalue.com/power-pain...79&cid=gooshop

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  • StudeRich
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    In theory, that LOOKS like a very common Silver/Gray, but apparently not.

    What would come very close would be the Eastwood Gray cast Aluminum spay cans. I have one, and have used it recently.

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  • TWChamp
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    Your window trim looks very similar to the paint I was looking for to restore my 1955 Evinrude outboard motor.
    I took an Evinrude part to AutoZone and found an almost perfect match.

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  • rkapteyn
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    Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
    The color in Luke's post is not Loma Gray.
    I realize that but these discussions are about interior colors.
    Some posts give paint formulas or suggestions on the interior paint other than Loma Gray.

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  • rockne10
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    The color in Luke's post is not Loma Gray.

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  • rkapteyn
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    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ight=Loma+Gray

    Just "Google" Loma Gray and you find several posts on this subject or put Loma Gray in the search box on this page

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  • Commander Eddie
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    Originally posted by 4spd_hawkman View Post
    Studebaker International has "Loma Gray" in stock, but that is more of a browninsh tint. This is a semi-metallic gray/silver that seems like it should be easy to match in theory but I've had trouble in practice - I walked the aisle of Lowe's and Home Depot.

    I have thought about having a local paint place color match it but can they make spray paint cans? I don't want to paint brush it and don't have a spray booth setup for mixing my own colors.
    Luke,
    I found a local auto parts store that will do that. I had them color match the re-spray yellow on my Sedan and they made up a can of spray paint for me. Many places will only do this if you buy a minimum number of cans, however, this place will do single cans and charged $22.00.
    The place I use is called Mac Auto Supply in McMinnville, Oregon. If you call them them they might know of a store in your area that will do the same. Their phone number is 1-503-472-5133.
    Good luck.

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  • 4spd_hawkman
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    Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
    Try calling Studebaker International. I seem to recall they had that color in stock.
    Studebaker International has "Loma Gray" in stock, but that is more of a browninsh tint. This is a semi-metallic gray/silver that seems like it should be easy to match in theory but I've had trouble in practice - I walked the aisle of Lowe's and Home Depot.

    I have thought about having a local paint place color match it but can they make spray paint cans? I don't want to paint brush it and don't have a spray booth setup for mixing my own colors.

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