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Old 02-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Paint color for 36-5 w

Trying to decide paint color for last 2 or 3 yrs ,now that I'm ready still can't decide .Washington blue was in my mind ,but have seen James Parsons 38 in person ,front of V8 times this issue,really nice color, Desert Sand,,does anyone have one of these colors on a 36'sure would like to see a pic? Your thoughts
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Not too helpful, but here's a thread about '32 colors. Still looking for one of '36's.

Remember that judging a color from a photo, these days, is pretty sketchy business. I know a lot of folks that won't use a photo right out of the camera without a little balancing. Also the camera and the settings on it make a huge difference. So what you see isn't always what it is.

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http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...lors&showall=1

'36 stuff, not spot-on, but close

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ghlight=colors

what type of paint

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ghlight=colors

Washington Blue paint codes

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ghlight=colors

Bambolino Blue

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ghlight=colors

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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2-3 years to decide about paint!? The 35-36 ford book has all the color swatches in it. I am leaning towards the Bambolino Blue for my 35
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perhaps this cross-reference chart will help..

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...r=1936&rows=50
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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I tried to get close to that color,I think i missed a little but I like it, thats what matters. Good luck. Paul
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Don....It took me about a year to decide what color(s) to paint my 36.It is important to use a color that YOU like.It's your car.As of yesterday there was two 36's on e-bay that I believe are Desert Sand.They look nice! I might get beat up a little here but I painted mine like the model A two tone scheme with contrasting stripes and wheels.Mechanically, I tried to keep it all stock except for colors and interior. Best of luck
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It too was a long process to get the colors my wife and I like with a two tone paint scheme. I also thought of desert sand and cordoba tan. Desert sand was too light and cordoba tan had too much gray. We ultimately chose a tan and a butterscotch/burnt orange scheme that we liked. We now very much enjoy our choice of colors. Its your car and you can paint it what YOU like.
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My mistake.....The car on e-bay(search 1936 ford coupe)is Cordoba tan.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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i'd like to see your interior in that fine coop.
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I think Desert sand, Gunmetal, or Vineyard Green would look nice and a little bit different.
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Vineyard Green


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perhaps this cross-reference chart will help..

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...r=1936&rows=50
I took the codes from this site for 1936-38 Washington blue to my Dupont guy and he was able to come up with a formula for single stage enamel. I am going to have him mix a quart up next week.
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I think a dark color shows up what little chrome there is on a 35-36 better,omo. ken ct.
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Gosh - I'm odd man out - big time - I chose the original Black.
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Wow Love that vineyard green
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Gosh - I'm odd man out - big time - I chose the original Black.
Not so odd. Classic black is good. Hard to do right.
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My 36 in Vineyard Green and a 35 in Cordoba tan with red pinstripe.
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I took the codes from this site for 1936-38 Washington blue to my Dupont guy and he was able to come up with a formula for single stage enamel. I am going to have him mix a quart up next week.
Would you post that formula here. A lot of interest in that color. Not urethane
but enamel? Thanks.
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Torchie,
Good news re: Dupont. I originally painted the F-1 w/ Sikkens single stage (great paint). Went to order more of it a month ago and was told that single stage is no longer available. I'll look into Dupont.
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Just went to the Dupont store today ,gave him the formulas posted above,he called them up,no problem . $150 a gallon plus the hardener and thinner,Nason was the brand in single stage urethane.Has good reviews,,For $10 a sample he would make me up something to see if I liked the color.
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Went to Dupont store today gave him the formulas from the above cross refence chaart,he typed the in,and they came up good,$150 a gal + hardener + thinner.for single stage urethane,Nason was the brand,has good reviews.For$10 he will make you a sample.Might go with the Corduba Tan.
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I have used Nason before. Never had a problem with it. It can also be color sanded and rubbed out much like lacquer used to.
Some (but not all) of the newer paint formula's can be converted to SS(single Stage).
I am lucking in that my go to guy for parts as well as paint loves the fact the I work on the older stuff and he goes above and beyond the call of duty in helping me find things.
He also found the paint codes for some vintage 57 Johnson Golden Javalin outboards that I am restoring as well.

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Would you post that formula here. A lot of interest in that color. Not urethane
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I will talk to my guy and see if they can still do a straight enamel like Dulux or Centari. I don't know that it is still available.
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Just got off the phone with my paint guy. He said that Dulux(old fashioned enamel) is only available in what is called "Fleet" colors. In other words only certain colors
Centari which is acryllic enamel is still available but not in all states depending on the laws. Both of these enamels can be shot with or without out hardeners. The Dupont Nason line which is urethane enamel was developed to use instead of the older Centari line. This does use a hardener.
As with any toxic material proper precautions should be taken to keep yourself safe.
My guy is going to see if he can get the formula for Centari.And if he can I will post them.
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