Trouble matching original paint

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by katnip302 » 16 Dec 2017, 15:09

69428SCJ: Earlier this Summer, I had a phone conversation with a fellow in Ontario, Canada that's restoring a Boss 302 Mustang. Bob68 is his user ID on the Boss302 Forum. He mentioned using a European brand of enamel paint for his restoration that's supposed to be very high in color pigment. Unfortunately, I do not recall the brand. Nice guy... perhaps you could contact him thru the Boss forum for more info.
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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by 69428SCJ » 16 Dec 2017, 17:15

Leroy R wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 14:02
Where are you located? Do you have original paint on a small part that you could easily remove and take somewhere else to get it color matched?
The car is located in northern KY. The entire taillight panel and the majority of the decklid underside are flush with original paint. I was already considering doing that if the shop doesn't have the matching camera.
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69428SCJ: Earlier this Summer, I had a phone conversation with a fellow in Ontario, Canada that's restoring a 70 Boss 302 Mustang. Bob68 is his user ID on the Boss302 Forum. He mentioned using a European brand of enamel paint for his restoration that's supposed to be very high in color pigment. Unfortunately, I do not recall the brand. Nice guy... perhaps you could contact him thru the Boss forum for more info.
I will have to do that. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by Leroy R » 17 Dec 2017, 00:13

Ok, not sure where in Northern KY you are, but here is one place you might try. Pretty sure if they can't match you up nobody can. If you can find something small enough to take into their store, I be they could help you match it up and probably for free or for the price of buying your paint from them and taking it to your painter.
https://www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator ... ints-21657

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by Leroy R » 17 Dec 2017, 00:14

I grew up on and around Fort Knox.

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by katnip302 » 17 Dec 2017, 08:48

katnip302 wrote:
16 Dec 2017, 15:09
69428SCJ: Earlier this Summer, I had a phone conversation with a fellow in Ontario, Canada that's restoring a Boss 302 Mustang. Bob68 is his user ID on the Boss302 Forum. He mentioned using a European brand of enamel paint for his restoration that's supposed to be very high in color pigment. Unfortunately, I do not recall the brand. Nice guy... perhaps you could contact him thru the Boss forum for more info.
69428CJ: Realized that I have Bob's email in my contacts. I have e-mailed Bob with an inquiry about his exterior paint brand, and will post the information for you after receiving his response.
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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by 69428SCJ » 17 Dec 2017, 13:30

Leroy R wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 00:13
Ok, not sure where in Northern KY you are, but here is one place you might try. Pretty sure if they can't match you up nobody can. If you can find something small enough to take into their store, I be they could help you match it up and probably for free or for the price of buying your paint from them and taking it to your painter.
https://www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator ... ints-21657
Fort Wright and Florence are closer stores, I'll give them a try.
Leroy R wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 00:14
I grew up on and around Fort Knox.
So, a Radcliffian then?
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69428CJ: Realized that I have Bob's email in my contacts. I have e-mailed Bob with an inquiry about his exterior paint brand, and will post the information for you after receiving his response.
I appreciate it very much!

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by katnip302 » 17 Dec 2017, 14:45

69428SCJ: Here is Bob's response about his paint selection:
"Hi Gary, I used Glasurit 22 line which is a single stage paint along with their 929-120 normal hardener 352-91 reducer. Sold by BASF, when all in it ended up @ $1500 Canadian." Also, Bob sent a couple photos of his restoration progress. He painted his Boss302 himself.
Looks impressive from here: https://imgur.com/a/osQ0I
Also, here's a direct link to BASF Glasurit product info: http://www.refinish.basf.us/glasurit "European technology"... not European brand.
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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by Leroy R » 17 Dec 2017, 16:26

An Army Brat so spent 7th grade through graduation on Fort Knox in the base school system. Prior to that we lived in E-town, Hodgenville and Colesburg, while dad was overseas. Hung out in Radcliff a lot, but never lived there.

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by 69428SCJ » 17 Dec 2017, 20:26

Turns out the restorer does have a paint matching camera. They pulled back the original jack instructions sticker and used that as the sample. I'll have them look into the BASF product and see what happens!
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An Army Brat so spent 7th grade through graduation on Fort Knox in the base school system. Prior to that we lived in E-town, Hodgenville and Colesburg, while dad was overseas. Hung out in Radcliff a lot, but never lived there.
They're adding a huge wing onto FKHS, and just built a new elementary school last year.

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Re: Trouble matching original paint

Post by Leroy R » 18 Dec 2017, 14:39

I was just there for my 35 year reunion in September. It's sad how bad the school system has gotten. The kids have no moral or school spirit. They don't teach the cheerleaders the old cheers and nobody even knows the school song. Some of our cheerleaders spent some time teaching the cheers to the current cheerleaders.

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