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Old 05-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
Jeff P. / MN
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Default "Seal Brown" Paint Color

We needed to come up with a suitable paint to do touch up on the 68-a. After much teeth gnashing and hand wringing we developed the following plan. Using Rustoleum brand paint, gloss black was mixed with gloss sunrise red until the matching hue was produced. Seal Brown is a very deep and dark brown. Our color match was perfect, allowing us to repair some chips. We also were able to repaint the W/S frame to match the rest of the upper body color. Hope someone else can use this plan to obtain the same satisfactory results we got.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: "Seal Brown" Paint Color

Hey, that's good info! I have Seal Brown as the trim color on my roadster. No chips yet, but they will show up with time. Do you have any idea of the proportions of the two colors? Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: "Seal Brown" Paint Color

Trial and more trial! We mixed small portions on a plastic surface, maybe 1/4 oz black and added drops of red until we got what we wanted. I had a seal brown garnish moulding off the car on hand for comparison. The mix did not seem to change color when it dried. We were pretty happy with our sample so then we mixed about 4-5 ounces (90% or so black, 10% red) and were satisfied with the match. Our W/S frame had a lot of shelf scuffs on it so, what the heck, we painted it (foam brush!) and it turned out very nice.

Now we need to come up with a match for "cigarette cream".
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