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Offline lishka

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paint
« on: December 02, 2017, 02:07:28 PM »
restoring 1956 convertible need help finding emerald green metallic paint does anybody know who has it or can make it for me thank you for the help

Offline J. Gomez

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Re: paint
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 04:03:23 PM »
restoring 1956 convertible need help finding emerald green metallic paint does anybody know who has it or can make it for me thank you for the help

You can order from TCP Global in San Diego, CA -> http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/

If you can find a place that can order paint they maybe able to math the old Dupont formula ???  check the paint chips from DuPont Historical Color Library -> http://historicalcolorlibrary.axaltacs.com/hcl/

Good luck..!
J. Gomez
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Offline G Pennington

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Re: paint
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 09:34:35 AM »
My local PPG jobber was able to mix the correct Tunis Blue Metallic for my '53 convt.  Both single stage and BC/CC.  If you're looking for the original lacquer, sorry I can't help you.
Gary Pennington
   1953 6267X CC
   1941 6267D CC

Offline lishka

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Re: paint
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 09:44:39 AM »
 thank you were is your supplier maybe i can call them

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: paint
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 10:05:14 AM »
Lishka . . . no need to make it more complicated than need be.  Just visit an autobody supply store with the Make, Year, and Paint Code and they should be able to mix it.  If not, they usually have a hotline to the manufacturer's tech department who has even more information on cross references and the like.

Shipping paints across country gets real expensive real quick because of dangerous goods requirement.

I'm not sure why folks make paint such a complicated issue.  If you're at a supply store and they won't make the phone call to technical to get the right formula if they don't have it, go to another one that will earn your business.
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Online Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: paint
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:15:41 AM »
restoring 1956 convertible need help finding emerald green metallic paint does anybody know who has it or can make it for me thank you for the help

Unless you're looking to change the original color to something not originally offered in 1956, there's no reason a competent paint shop can't mix the original color from code on the data plate.   
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Offline G Pennington

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Re: paint
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 03:09:56 PM »
My supplier is English Color in Fort Worth, TX.  But any automotive paint store that carries PPG should be able to mix it.  Probably other brands too.
The bigger question is what type of paint to use.  Much has been written on this and other forums about painting classic cars.  I'm using PPG Omni basecoat and SPI Universal clearcoat, but there are lots of others. 
Also, if you are not going to paint it yourself, you should probably consult your painter.
Gary Pennington
   1953 6267X CC
   1941 6267D CC

 

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