Author Topic: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)  (Read 1708 times)

Offline greybeard

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I have tried to search this site and other references to no avail (probably my lack of skills/patience) to find the formula for my '59 Coupe's original color. I think what I'm looking for is a Manufacturer's name and their mixing formula for a base coat/clear coat.  I am ready to remove the engine and detail (restore) the engine compartment.  The car has had a hard life living along the pacific north coast.  My plan is to remove all the inner sheetmetal, radiator support,etc. Sandblast, prime and paint semigloss black.  The firewall is the body color and that's where I'm stuck.
Any guidance as far as the correct finish (plating) goes for the accesories (hinges, master cylinder/booster, windshield washer bottle bracket, etc. would be greatly appreciated.  If there is a publication available to furnish this info I will gladly purchase it.
Also, chrome platers?? I know in the S.F. bay area, most of the chrome work needs to be sent out of the area for compliance reasons.  Is there someone reasonable that can be recommended.  NOT show quality as this will always be a driver.  Thanks in advance for any help. Don Sylvia, Campbell, CA

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 07:14:46 AM »
Here is a link to the color chips for 1959.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/aclchip.aspx?image=1959-cadillac-pg01.jpg

These guys are also pretty good at mixing up the original colors.  Several people have recommended them to me for my 1961 Nautilus Blue.  I just haven't had the opportunity to order yet.
Dan LeBlanc
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Offline michael freitas

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 11:18:29 PM »
  Tcp Global  just made paint for my replacement dash for my Seville, A PERFECT match..

Offline william_b_noble

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 01:14:42 AM »
the pink color was called persian sand on the eldorados and it had a different name (same color) on the coup de ville - I have a few cans left in nitrocellulose lacquer that I use for touch up - for a full repaint, I'd use a modern paint with a clear coat -it's much more durable.  I used DuPont paint, perfect match to original
Bill N - clc # 2371

Offline gene harl

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 12:34:25 PM »
I used AAA plating in sacramento,,a bit priceee and slow , but did a good job 51 cad chrome ....gene harl.. clc22406

Offline Chris Conklin

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 04:30:35 PM »
If there is a publication available to furnish this info I will gladly purchase it.

Not sure if it will cover all of your questions as to the finish of items in the engine bay, but have you purchased an Authenticity Manual?
Chris Conklin

Offline 76eldo

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 04:51:55 PM »
Chris,

Is there a 59/60 authenticity manual?  I haven't seen that one on the list on the CLC website but there must be one.

Thanks,

Brian
Brian Rachlin
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Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 05:00:29 PM »
Brian, to my knowldege there is no Authenticity manual yet for 59/60.  Wish there was though for my 59......but then again.....the folks on this site have provided all the information I've needed, or leads to people who could!!!!!!!  A book would be easier for those late nights though...... :)

J wilk
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Offline william_b_noble

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 12:56:15 PM »
Any guidance as far as the correct finish (plating) goes for the accesories (hinges, master cylinder/booster, windshield washer bottle bracket, etc. would be greatly appreciated

my 59 eldorado is 100% stock, I got it in poor condition, so i know for sure there was no over restoration before I started working on it:

hinges - body color
master cylinder - I've seen black and unpainted,
booster - black
washer bottle bracket - silvery metal, not plated - could be a flashing of zinc? - same color as top of bottle
air resivoir for air suspension - black
inner fenders - black
underside of hood - body color

hope this helps
Bill N - clc # 2371

Offline greybeard

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 06:31:43 PM »
Thank you all for responding.  A friend found a website that had the paint formula for PPG & Dupont.  Went to my local NAPA parts/paint store and they said the could mix it either in single stage or base coat/clear coat. While I have the engine out I plan on painting the firewall, underside of hood & underside of trunk using single stage.  When I get brave enough (and money enough) to pull all the chrome/stainless I'll apply basecoat/clearcoat to the body.
The painted power brake booster puzzles me as mine is plated.  I wonder if it has been replaced?
I asked the NAPA paint guy about choices for semi gloss for the inner fender wells, radiatior support, etc. and he wasn't much help.  I want semigloss,but not too glossy or flat.
Any suggestions??
Thanks again,
Don, Campbell, CA

Offline william_b_noble

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 09:21:02 PM »
I would recommend you use black Imron for the inner fenders and add a dulling agent if you don't want the gloss.  Personally, I'd go for gloss, it will look dull the first time you drive it anyway.  Imron is available as an industrial paint only, and as a urethane it is much more resistant to abrasion and chemicals.
Bill N - clc # 2371

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 11:32:50 AM »
Or you could go with Eastwood underhood black.  Has just the right amount of gloss to look right.
Dan LeBlanc
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Re: 1959 Coupe de Ville (pink) paint formula (I know its not called pink!!!)
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 08:30:54 PM »
good call Dan
it is a semi gloss black that just looks right

also some paint companies have a chassis black that more sheen than gloss to it
 

my 62 convertible is gloss black under the hood and just doesnt look right,not to mention trying to keep the bloss black looking good is a major pain in the arse!
 

 

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