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Posted July 05, 2013 - 01:35 PM

The cordovan in the chip book looks a little to red for my liking. So I ordered a couple of different browns that look close. I'll do a few spray outs next week.

 

You shouldn't have a problem getting a paint code. The number to the side is the OEM and should be able to get it mixed in any brand of paint you would like. I usually get some paint mixed in the cheapest paint line til I like the color. Helps keep the cost down during the experimental stage.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 02:37 PM

Here's a NOS piece to compare cordovan.

 

Got the Jolly green mixed today and will post results once the sample dries :D

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Guys,

I think we have it!!!!!!!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: Or as close as we can possibly get to OEM

 

Matched up with NOS reel

Locally $30 per quart plus Reducer & Hardener but well worth it in my opinion!

What are your guys opinions ?

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Use some rubing compond on the reel then take another pic.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Use some rubing compond on the reel then take another pic.

 

Here you go

 

Tried using different flashes and angles to get the true color.

Notice the factory hitch bolted next to it is a different green and non metallic.....Just to add to the confusion :wallbanging:

The mix I used does appear to be just a tad lighter but I would figure even being NOS the paint has faded a bit.....

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:02 PM

Guys,

I think we have it!!!!!!!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: Or as close as we can possibly get to OEM

 

Matched up with NOS reel

Locally $30 per quart plus Reducer & Hardener but well worth it in my opinion!

What are your guys opinions ?

 

The pics, camera angle, and lighting all change its appearance.

 

With metallic paints, if they are sprayed "dry" they appear lighter than if sprayed "wet."  ....That has to do with the metallic particles location in the paint film, and how they reflect light.

 

Try spraying it on some sheetmetal.  ....The wood paint stick could be skewing the color.

 

You have the parts and the paint in front of you, so you are the best judge.

 

It looks good to me, though! :thumbs:


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:51 PM

I will never give you a good idea what I think with it being pics....  but the last pic looks close well the first look to green and need more blue...



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:59 PM

It does look better in person, wish there was a better way of showing you guys the true color

I actually don't think there was any blue in the original paint like I once thought for this era after studying this paint for around a year now.

 

As the paint aged it turned blue in color.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Sample from the Hitch on the Bolens dump cart

You can see where the exposed paint is alot darker and more blue than the spot that was protected from light and the elements....

 

 

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:14 PM

It does look better in person, wish there was a better way of showing you guys the true color

I actually don't think there was any blue in the original paint like I once thought for this era after studying this paint for around a year now.

 

As the paint aged it turned blue in color.

 

 

Run with it bud your the man seeing it the best.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Sample from the Hitch on the Bolens dump cart

You can see where the exposed paint is alot darker and more blue than the spot that was protected from light and the elements....

 

 

You do have point there.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:16 PM

You do have point there.

 

Or maybe I'm just going insane from looking at these colors for weeks on end :hitting_self_roller:



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Or maybe I'm just going insane from looking at these colors for weeks on end :hitting_self_roller:

 

 

I been thinking befor the paint..... :poke:  :poke:


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:26 PM

I think I'm going to select the jolly green and go with it as thats about as close as I think I can get to OEM.

I still feel I failed getting an exact match but hey, Atleast I tried :firejumper:



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 10:36 PM

The color looks pretty good to me. How does it look out in the sun?

 

How good can a guy really get paint to match that's 50 - 60 years old? If it was a tractor line that had really low production and there was just a handful left I'd spend a little more time trying to match it. But if your happy with it that's all that's important.






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