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Steve Mcqueen brown lusso paint code

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by 32cyclone, May 16, 2019.

  1. 32cyclone

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    May 16, 2019
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    Hello, Im looking for the paint code, Havent been able to find much info on it looking around on the net, theres plenty of talk about the car and color but nothing I can find on what the actual color is,maybe somebody has duplicated it and has some info. Thanks for any help
     
  2. turbo-joe

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  3. Marcel Massini

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    Original exterior color: Marrone 19378 Italver (Chestnut Metallic).

    Marcel Massini
     
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  4. TTR

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    Might also be worth noting that according to M.R. (the restorer of the car), the current color on the car is not based on OE (Italver) or any readily available modern formula.
    It is a custom color-match he created/mixed to as close resemblance to original as possible.
    This is fairly common approach when attempting to recreate 50+ year old uncommon, especially metallic colors, since chemicals and/or materials (metallics, tints, etc) used back then don’t necessarily have exact equivalents available in modern paint formulations.
     
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  5. 4redude

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    M.R. also told me he custom mixed the color during one of the many conversations we had while I was selling parts for the restoration.
     

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