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'40 Ford color quest.

Ford had a green around '39-'41 that I think was actually called "cloud mist gray". I notice studebaker also has the same name in that era though they have "light" listed. So, Im wondering if different shades of the same color are/were available? Also, can the color & depth be duplicated with up to date base/clears or ??

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http://www.automobilearchives.com/ford_paint_chips.htm

this site might help you out as far as placing the color....I believe it was from the 1940 model year....and it is more gray than green...nice color though.

At most of the paint and auto body suppliers around my house, they have books upon books upon books of paint chips, dating as far back as the teens.

They would also be able to mix you the color using modern bases and clears.

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I have found with the older Packards and 57 t-bird that the jobber can call the color lab with the paint number out of an old book or paint code off car, Dupont,PPG and basf all seem to have good records.
Now the problem the 57 bird starmist was only used that year and the formulas are in aklied enamel or Synthetic lacquer such as Dulux, Duco etc. This stuff is no longer mixed so they give you 2-5 codes in base-coat of like colors to chose from.
What I did on the bird was buy a 1/2 pint of each Dupont (5) and PPG(3)
choices and took home to match, They were all within a shade of the original color under dash.

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