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    I recently bought a 51 commander. I am going to restore. I found a website that provides the colors of that year, but the codes are not transferrable to the paint colors of today. The paint guy said to get a 'conversion table' to the metals of today. does anyone know what he is talking about? how can I get it so I can get some chip samples?

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    Many of the Studebaker vendors sell chipsheets but, after 55 years the colors on the sheet may have darkened or lightened.

    If you can find an area on the car that has not been exposed to the elements (firewall or inside trunk) you can have a paint supplier use a scanner to find the closest current match. If the formula for that match calls for metallic or pearl additives and your paint did not originally include it, simply have it mixed without the additive.

    The shop that will be doing the painting should be able to have their supplier do the scan at no charge.

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    33 Rockne 10
    51 Commander Starlight
    53 Commander Starlight

    previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Call
      Dupont Auto Paint Color Matching

      1-800-3 Dupont


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      • #4
        Try this page: http://www.ncsdc.com/TechnicalPages/PaintForms.htm

        I found it interesting. Good luck!

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