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olchevy 
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03-01-22 07:01 AM - Post#2837203    

966 caprice
I'm looking for the actual paint formula of colors to mix Sandalwood Tan WA3484. I have misc. brand codes. I need the actual mixing quantities. Any Paint system.



 




Tony1963 
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03-01-22 12:51 PM - Post#2837227    
    In response to olchevy

Do you mean 1966 Caprice?

If so, those formulas are available. They have been adjusted to today's binders if you are using base/clear, but the formulas exist.

The original formula would have been acrylic lacquer which is seldom used anymore.


https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisp lay.cgi?...

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


Edited by Tony1963 on 03-01-22 12:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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03-15-22 12:28 PM - Post#2838185    
    In response to olchevy

  • olchevy Said:
I'm looking for the actual paint formula of colors to mix Sandalwood Tan WA3484.


Each paint company, DuPont, PPG / Ditzler, Mason, etc., used their own tints and subsequently they each had different formulas. Even if you find the formula, you would then be tasked with finding cans of the 56 year old tints that were used in that particular formula. I think you can begin to see that finding an original formula isn't going to as big a help as you think it is.

Best thing you can do is find a PPG dealer and armed with a PPG "code", Which I have posted here, have the dealer, or chosen body shop, help you arrive at a suitable match.



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Tony1963 
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03-15-22 12:56 PM - Post#2838187    
    In response to RAM_51

I agree. When these colors were established, the formulas were based upon tints at the time. Anything can be duplicated with enough time and money.

There are so many colors today, you could paint the vehicle with a modern color and no one would or could tell the difference. I have seen way too many people pursue paint as the holy grail only to be disappointed that it didn't match their photo, mind's eye, etc.

GM had later colors that are just like that so do your best and keep in mind that you have to do what is practical.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
olchevy 
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03-30-22 02:14 PM - Post#2839011    
    In response to Tony1963

I have all the different paint codes. Thanks for your reply.



 
olchevy 
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03-30-22 02:15 PM - Post#2839012    
    In response to RAM_51

That is a good possibilty, Thanks.



 
olchevy 
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03-30-22 02:17 PM - Post#2839013    
    In response to Tony1963

I have been looking into newer paint colors. Just haven't found what I'm looking for yet.
Thanks



 
docjns1 
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04-16-22 04:53 AM - Post#2839871    
    In response to olchevy

Since most body shops now have their own mixing banks and the formulae are probably computerized, finding the exact tints/binders, and qtys', may be hard, but...they're buying their stuff from an autobody supply house which is where I'd start regardless of brand. Ideally a recommendation from someone who specializes in restoration work and hopefully somebody who's been in business long enough to still have an old microfiche system, etc. would be your best shot

Steve
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wagonman100 
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04-16-22 09:43 AM - Post#2839878    
    In response to docjns1

Even shops that have been around a while probably don’t have a microfiche system anymore. We did away with ours about 20 years ago. GM still uses the WA code system, so even with a more modern digital system a body shop might still be able to come up with the formula and have paint chips with the various variations of the color (greener, redder, darker, lighter, etc.). If I think of it and remember to, I will see what our system comes up with.

Jay
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