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Username Post: Paint        (Topic#345230)
canuck 
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canuck
Loc: Mission, B.C., Canada
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06-05-17 12:44 PM - Post#2694535    

Help
I’m trying to get my car painted and my supplier of paint can’t reference back that far. It’s a 1950 Chevrolet Convertible and the original color was mist green Duco 246-55504, or Dulux 93-55504, Duco 25355504 His paint supplier is “PPG“. Can any one come up with the right formula using PPG paint
Thank You
Ray

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RAM_51 
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06-09-17 04:11 AM - Post#2695179    
    In response to canuck

This Diztler [PPG] paint chip sheet specifies the code as being 40912 for Mist Green. It has been my experience that a PPG jobber should be able to mix a close match using this code. Of course you will have to decide between Base/Clear or a Synthetic Enamel or Urethane as Lacquer, as far as I know, is no longer available through PPG. If you are doing a complete paint job and not trying to blend into existing OEM paint, there should be no problem.



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'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
monty56 
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06-10-17 09:07 AM - Post#2695340    
    In response to canuck

My paint supplier saved an old "DOS" computer with the big "floppie" disc for old paint formulas, that is where my PPG Oh-So Orange is.

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RAM_51 
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06-11-17 06:00 AM - Post#2695464    
    In response to canuck

  • canuck Said:
Can any one come up with the right formula using PPG paint


In my previous post I shared a PPG CODE for Mist Green. Below is the DUPONT FORMULA for the color. The DUPONT formula, or any older formula, is problematic in that the ingredients or tints used to produce the color in many cases are not being produced any longer. Paint chemistry has evolved over the years and paint manufacturers phase out old product lines and introduce new ones which generally are formulated differently. So, using an old formula to try to mix new paint and tints, in my estimation, will not work out properly, if at all.

Armed however, with a PPG CODE, it has been my experience, that you can go to an automotive paint supplier that handles PPG products and they will be able to plug that CODE into their computer system and come up with a modern FORMULA using modern tints for that particular CODE. That formula that is produced may have to still be tweaked somewhat until all parties are satisfied with the results.

Attachment: 1950_Chevrolet_Mist_Green_Formula.jpeg (203.93 KB) 32 View(s)


OLD DUPONT FORMULA FOR MIST GREEN USING OLD DUPONT TINTS [which are no longer available]


1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
Hugomiller 
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11-26-17 10:58 AM - Post#2715798    
    In response to RAM_51

Can I offer a suggestion - just get a half-pint mixed at first to make sure it is the right color. I have found unbelievable variation in Roman Red shades from different manufacturers. If anybody wants a half-gallon of dull brick-red colored 'Roman Red' in Nason base coat give me a shout!
You can get colors matched by computer these days - they scan the color & come up with a formula. But I've had problems with that system also - I reckon I can do a better job by eye.



 




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