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  • #16
    Originally posted by wckrueger View Post
    I've found PPG 8378 as the code for Wimbledon White used on Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Ford trucks from '72-'87. Who can confirm?
    That is the correct PPG number for Wimbledon White.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by wckrueger View Post
      I've found PPG 8378 as the code for Wimbledon White used on Ford, Mercury, Lincoln and Ford trucks from '72-'87. Who can confirm?
      Here's a link to a website with a library of color paint chips. This link is for 1964 Lincoln ... The sheet of chips is PPG and the Wimbleton White is 8378. Is this enough confirmation?

      http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorli...ncoln-pg01.jpg
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      John
      63R-2386
      Resto-Mod by Michael Myer

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      • #18
        The paint formulae for 61-63 Ermine White P-6111, 62-63 wheel white, and 64-on wheel white are posted on http://www.raylinrestoration.com/

        As I seem to understand it, the Canadian 64-on wheel white is just slightly 'brighter' and more refrigerator white than the 64 South Bend wheel white. Again, this is an entirely different white from Astra White P-5411 for the 64-on cars. Since I have a 63 Ermine 'underneath the various blue repaints car' and 62-63 wheels (not actually on the 63 car), and a 64 Astra White Hamilton built car with 64 Hamilton wheels....well, they are all different whites. That doesn't even get around to the particular shade that was used on the 63 hubcaps--which appears to be yet another shade of white, as were the whitewalls. I wonder where the 1955 Chasta (Shasta?) White P-2612 , 55 Congo Ivory, 56 Snowcap White P-5612, the 1957 Arctic White P-5754 and the 58 Parchment White P-5871 all fit in the colour wheel? And how do they relate to the Ford Wimbledon White and that Canvas White in a can.

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        • #19
          Plasticote #368 Almond is a very close match off the shelf, $4 a can, bargain. Got it at Parts Plus, use to be Western Auto.

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          • #20
            Thanks to all for a wealth of info.

            Begs the question, "Why not 'simply' use the correct Studebaker color code (PPG 8288) if buying custom-mixed paint?" If buying off-the-shelf, I understand why one might prefer "Ford Wimbledon White" (PPG 8378).

            What am I missing?

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            • #21
              Why

              Originally posted by Scott View Post
              /Cut/I'd like to be able to repaint mine using an off-the-shelf spray can of paint.
              I think this was Scott's reasoning/requirement!
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #22
                When I put my Ford wheels on my Lark in 2002, I painted them with Rustoleum Almond Gloss. The neat thing was the wheelcover covered up all but a thin strip around the perimeter of the rim, and when it went for judging at the Internationals in South Bend, the judge commented on maintaining the factory color of the rims .
                1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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