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Old 08-16-2010, 09:30 AM
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Can white paint be too white?

My son wants to paint his 67 Mustang White with two red stripes. Looking through the books you see hundreds of "white" paint samples. Some look blue, some grey etc. Now can the white be too white? Every now and then you find that one or two that are bright white.

What should we watch out for?

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I've always liked the classic Code M Wimbledon White (PPG #8378), w/the Code 5 Signal Flare Red stripes.

Wimbledon White is an "off white", not a bluish white or "appliance" white, IMHO.
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So will the PPG store also have the Code 5 Signal Flare Red? If so, do I just tell them that and they'll understand?


Thanks and I'll take a look at it.

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PPG #71529 is Signal Flare Red.
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Thanks again, I will check it out.

I have read on some forums that the Wimbelton looks pale next to some cars. Not sure if he wants that. I think he want a bright white. I will check the red out though.

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Ford "Performance White" is pretty bright. Code WT.
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Wimbeldon white is a classic but it looks more of a cream white than a clean pure white. Toyota's Super white is very bright white in the OEM whites. When a customer asks for a really bright white for an overall I use this one:

http://www.shop.thecoatingstore.com/...Kit-Solids.htm

It's a really nice and bright white and covers well also which can be a problem in some super bright whites.

If you want the coolest white ever made IMHO this is the one to go with:

http://www.shop.thecoatingstore.com/...at-Gal-Kit.htm

I love that white metallic look. I'm seeing it more and more on OEM models.
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For a "white" white, I use Chevrolet OEM #521, 1982 Chevy Truck Frost white.
It is a non metallic white, in bright sunlight, almost too bright.
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