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Username Post: Paint Code for '55 Regal Turquoise        (Topic#241073)
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04-29-10 08:24 PM - Post#1907263    

I want to paint my '55 Belair hardtop the original color. It is code 612 which is India Ivory over Regal Turquoise.
Does anyone have a brand/code of a good match to the original Regal Turquoise? I have been told PPG has 3 different codes for "close" matches and Dupont has 4.

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04-30-10 02:24 AM - Post#1907307    
    In response to roger55

Unless you deal with CCI in Flordia, you will find it hard to get original paint. The different colors that PPG offer should be fine. They are not as different to original or each other as you might think. It was explained to me that the original tints are no longer used/out dated, so the new colors are very close but use current paint technology.

This is what I found in Danchuk's catalog. paint # 598, Duco# 28157955, Dulux# 675
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04-30-10 12:00 PM - Post#1907559    
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I called my local PPG dealer today. I was surprised that he was able to look up the color and get a formula for Deltron 2000 base instantly. Also, their paint number matched an old Ditzler number (#11328) that I got off of AutoColorLibrary. Sounds like this may be the way for me to go. $101.50 per quart. That's not as bad as I thought it might be.

However, I am still waiting for a guy that carries ProSpray to get back to me to see if he can get a formula. I've heard that is a really good paint and it might be a little cheaper.

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04-30-10 06:02 PM - Post#1907729    
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$101.50 per quart ?

WTF...where have I been?
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04-30-10 07:09 PM - Post#1907763    
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  • nstlga Said:
$101.50 per quart ?

WTF...where have I been?

I guess it's been a while since you've bought paint.

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05-10-10 06:53 PM - Post#1913028    
    In response to roger55

I found a guy in Michigan that handles Pro-Spray paints that found a formula for '55 Regal Turquoise in his Pro-Spray database. Chad's Paint and Audio
He sent me a 1/2 pint of base for me to do a test with.
Here's my test. I did half a fender with the base and cleared with SPI Universal clear.

I am very happy with the color and am going to go this route.

Here's some more shots using different exposures if anyone is interested:
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Edited by roger55 on 05-10-10 06:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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Sure is looking SWEET Roger!!
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05-11-10 07:49 AM - Post#1913261    
    In response to roger55

You can buy Nason Fullthane which is a Dupont product. The N7861B code 598 is a great match & the paint is very tough.

'55 Regal Turquoise; Duco 28157955, Dulux 675 {tag comb 598}; Nason N7861B, code 598
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