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Paint - finding proper "vintage" colours

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by 330 4HL, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. absostone

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    True. That is the point of using what ever you have as a starting point and produce multiple spray outs. I'll be in my spray out stage in a few weeks with the 308 gt4. I have a formula from a fellow fchatter, a 16 yr old can of color that I may have had scanned way back when which I can't remember. And I have original 308gt4 paint chip kit in the way. I'm gonna dread being the one to pick which one is "correct". So I guess when one can't get a formula either try and scan off the car and adjust to what looks correct. Or adjust a original paint chip. At some point the bodyshop computer will cross reference similar colors. Pick those spray them out and see what u get
     
  2. 635CSI

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    Theo, if you were to open up that PF herbol paint book and photograph each page, labeling each color, and post it here, I would buy you dinner in London.
     
  3. Christian.Fr

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    The scan is sometimes correct, not efficient to 100%. Charts of color, well looks better way if the paint machine is correctly equilibrate, and cleaned correctly ALL days.

    The thing, it s you have for sale some oil base as a neutral paint.
    When you find the correct formula you can filled the base (neutral paint) with colors (formula)

    You will have 98% your color, in oil base.

    And It s legal 100%.
     
  4. Jack-the-lad

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    Thanks, that's very helpful.....and also a bit confusing. Many color names have more than one entry on that list. For example, I counted 17 mentions for verde pino. I'm considering repainting a 308GT4 in its original color of verde pino. How would one determine which of those is correct for a particular year and series of Ferrari?

    Many thanks.
     
  5. Marcel Massini

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    Chassis number of the 308 GT4 in question?
    May be I can then help.

    Marcel Massini
     
  6. Jack-the-lad

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    Thank you, Marcel.

    I have sent a private message.

    Jack.
     
  7. Marcel Massini

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    Check your PM's.

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  8. Smiles

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    A clarification: paint used to be nitrocellulose lacquer, not oil based. Oil based paints were used for walls, not cars. The drying time of oil paint is much longer than you want for car production.

    Enamel was also used, as in black fenders. But bodies were usually nitrocellulose lacquer.

    Interestingly, the WW2 axis powers were prohibited from using many chemicals that could be used for weaponry. As a result, Europe developed acrylic urethanes. Ferrari would start using them in, I believe, September of 1981.

    Matt
     

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