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Old 09-28-2019, 10:00 AM   #7
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Default Re: Engine Paint-1953 Merc

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Originally Posted by GOSFAST View Post
Appreciate all the replies, especially the pictures!

We decided to order the 6/case and finish up. The color is close enough for our purpose here.

If this were a 100% correct restoration my friend who owns a resto shop would "read" the original paint (he uses some sort of light meter) and mix us the 100% correct color. Unnecessary on what I need for now over here.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. The idea to show a comparison between the colors on a "monitor" is a real good one for sure. Sort of "fail-safe" so to speak! I'm also sure the "real" OEM color after 65+ years in service has probably faded just a bit??
Engine heat will also change the color slightly.
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