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Old November 17th 2004, 23:27
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Whatever you do Mikey, dont paint it PT Cruiser Electric Blue Pearl, because I am probably gonna paint my next GL that color again seeing as I only got to enjoy my last GL a short while. I wouldnt want to of us in the club with the exact same blue if at all possible.....
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Old November 18th 2004, 20:52
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I found the color I want, but my painter went to the paint store and they said they can't get that color. I wasn't there, but he said something about they said it was a european color and they can't make it or something like that, they said I'd have to have someone in europe make it and send it to me WTF is up with that?

Has anyone heard of this at all? Just wondering seems like all it takes is mixing certain amounts of paint to make my color. How can they not be able to reproduce it? :help: :shrug:
The only way I can see this being correct is that the combination of colours needed to make your colour are European only (I take it's a VW or other European car companys colour) but I would of thought PPG or ICI would be able to sort this for you, when I used to paint if we had a US or Austrailian car in we would have to contact the paint manufacture for a paint formulation.

Maybe try some of the paint companies web sites?


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Old November 18th 2004, 21:27
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call Charles at Rusty Restos if you need to. i'm sure he will be happy to give you some advise. great guy. he is the one that did my car and quite a few VWTrends cars.
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Old November 18th 2004, 22:31
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I found the PPG code for Apple Green L64M, and my painter went to the paint store and found out he can get that paint but, yes there HAS to be a but, I can Only buy the thinner and hardener for that color in bulk. So to avoid buying too much or too little. I had to change the color, it won't be "apple green" but it will be close.

The bulk suggest to me it's used by Fedex or someone with green paint in their logos, cars, motor bikes...

Zen, I met Charles at Circle Yer Wagons, and saw him again at Bug Jam. He seems like a good guy to me but I think we have it figured out now.
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Old December 1st 2004, 13:37
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I know I'm late to this party but I suggest Porsche Viper Green. Awesome
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Old December 1st 2004, 19:44
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I know I'm late to this party but I suggest Porsche Viper Green. Awesome
Good sugjestion, but I think the paint is bought, but It's all good, My friend painted his stock '52 Switter '02 Viper Red, and it's BRIGHT. You need sun glasses to look at it.

You're building a split, That is Awesome we're building a '47 split now that's a Basket Case. The crazy things people will do for old cars.
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Im pretty sure Im painting my next bug VW Viper green metalic.

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Im pretty sure Im painting my next bug VW Viper green metalic.
WOW!!! I already have the paint.

We just got done building a '51 and it was a basket case too. It was painted a kind of teal green, very nice color. But the '47 will be a mat-black, plane jane. We pulled the windows out of the '47 and I kid you not, there are holes under all the window rubber except 1 of the rear windows. It is rotted almost all the way across the dash. If it was anything other than a split it would be trown away.
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Old December 3rd 2004, 05:17
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A '47, that should be saved.
Give it a roof chop, cut out the rear window & b pillars & smooth the dash - Proper Bo' Custom
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A '47, that should be saved.
Give it a roof chop, cut out the rear window & b pillars & smooth the dash - Proper Bo' Custom
That's what I said, But it's not my decision. :Joke:

About the only thing good about it is the rear window, dash, and package tray. Everything else will need work.
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As for the color, i think Plum Crazy Purple would look awesome. As would Grabber Blue. I think a split window smoothed in would also look awesome. Cant wait to see pics of it though.
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As for the color, i think Plum Crazy Purple would look awesome. As would Grabber Blue. I think a split window smoothed in would also look awesome. Cant wait to see pics of it though.
Classic old MOPAR colors are cool
who said auto design engineers don't smoke weed. I know them MOPAR engineers did back then.
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