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Old 10-13-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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I have a friend who is rather taken by the clours he saw on a Model A roadster a while ago and wants to do his car the same. I know the said car and the colours were Chickle Drab and Copra Drab. (I like that combo too.)
My friend is using a 2K paint system. Can anybody help with formulas or anything to help him at least get close to the correct colour please?
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #2
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I believe MAFCA has a book on paint colors, it may include colours as well? It may be of help to you???
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The MAFCA Paint & Finish Guide book is bilingual. It has 1"x1" paint sample chips of all Model A colors and colours.

But it has no paint codes. The paint manufacturers keep changing their systems, making paint codes that used to work obsolete with time. Plus, I know for a fact that there are a few paint codes floating around that are just wrong (by accident, I'm sure). Two of them are the Copra and Chickle Drab being asked about.

You can have the chips of the colours you like in the book scanned by your paint supplier and they can custom mix to match that colour. You spray a test panel to make sure they got it right before you start spraying the car body.

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The MAFCA Paint & Finish Guide book is bilingual. It has 1"x1" paint sample chips of all Model A colors and colours.

But it has no paint codes. The paint manufacturers keep changing their systems, making paint codes that used to work obsolete with time. Plus, I know for a fact that there are a few paint codes floating around that are just wrong (by accident, I'm sure). Two of them are the Copra and Chickle Drab being asked about.

You can have the chips of the colours you like in the book scanned by your paint supplier and they can custom mix to match that colour. You spray a test panel to make sure they got it right before you start spraying the car body.

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Thanks for that, Jim. I'm not familiar with the book and my friend is not a member of MAFCA so I expect he couldn't obtain one. I appreciate that tinting codes change regularly (why can't they just leave things alone??). That's why I asked this question in a new thread after I found that what little information I could fing in a search was quite dated.
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You do not need to be a member of MAFCA to buy this book. Many of the well-known (all of the well-known?) Model A parts suppliers carry it. Or you can purchase it directly from MAFCA.

I recently helped someone that lives in Switzerland with this same question. He had the book added to a parts order that we was placing with a company in the US.

Or see if you can borrow a book from someone nearby that has one.
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