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« on: March 22, 2009, 01:47:40 PM »

I read in another post that paint colours are mixed in China from paint chips and there may not be a commercial equivalent in North America. 

I need to refinish part of a side of a Blue Comet Combine.  It was put away without my realizing that it had cola spilled on it. The cola, in time, acted  like  paint remover.

Does anyone know of a close colour match?  Alternatively, is there a combination of colors that any of you had success with?
Joe Satnik

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:30:59 AM »

Dear granpab,

The Bachmann might have record of the paint used on the pre-production model. 

Perhaps you could remove a door and take it to a paint store for a scan/color match.

I'm not sure what type of base/sheen you would use, and I suppose you would end up using only a small amount of the paint...

Hope this helps.


Joe Satnik

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 11:48:15 PM »

Dear Granpab,
If I remember correctly, I used Accuflex paints, but I've heard they're no longer produced.
Now when I need specific matching colors I go th a local auto parts store where they will scan the colors, mix them, and put them in a spray can if needed.
Good luck!
the Bach-man

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 07:44:40 PM »

Thanks for your responses.  I really like the idea of an auto paint store spray can.  I will check with the guys at some body shops to find a supplier. 

In the mean time, I have been playing with Polly S colours and have blended a perfect match -- when the paint is wet -- way too dark after it dries.  Having a machine match the original sounds much more promising.

Thanx Again
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