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Old 06-06-2011, 10:56 AM
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I finally found the color that's been in my head for over 2 years for the car I'm building, but I don't know what it is, or how to find out. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get it?



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Old 06-06-2011, 11:14 AM
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The problem is there is no way no how you can match a color from a computer screen, your screen is going to likely have a different color from mine!

If you find the car at a show and ask the owner, that is the best way. Of course if its a color from a factory car, then you find a new car and get the color code. Toyota has a similar color to that you could check it out.

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Let me post up this green to see if it's close on the screen



That is a bc/cc color code 382 verda for Vespa



I too can't get it off my list of favorites,,it has that pearl in there...
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Heres another view . light changes it a bit, sun,inside,outside ,



Maybe swing by a Vespa dealership and get a look at one
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The problem is there is no way no how you can match a color from a computer screen, your screen is going to likely have a different color from mine!

If you find the car at a show and ask the owner, that is the best way. Of course if its a color from a factory car, then you find a new car and get the color code. Toyota has a similar color to that you could check it out.

Brian
Thanks for the reply Brian. Yeah, I know that each screen is a little different, but in most cases it's not really that much. Not much chance of finding that truck at a show, I think it's from Texas and I'm in Pa. I've been looking at every green car I see for 2 years now, knowing what I wanted but never finding it till I saw this truck. At least it gives me something tangible to help me search.
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That vespa color looks close, but no cigar, really nice though. It looks pretty close to Nissan jade green.
I'm thinking if I could get a green of the right hue, chroma, and tone, and added silver pearl I should get pretty close. I'm really hoping I can find a stock color match though, so keep those suggestions coming guys.
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BTW, that truck is pictured in the gallery on the Austin speed shop site. I wrote to them for info, but got no reply.
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Have you asked over on the HAMB? www.jalopyjournal.com Might be some there that would know the truck or have some clue about it.
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Why not make a trip to the local paint shop? Not the body shop doing the work but the paint supplier?. Look for PPG or Dupont in the window of the joint and your likely in the right place. Ive gone in person to buy my paint every time and 9 out of 10 times the guy behind the counter is a car guy that just wants someone to talk to when hes not mixing paint for a order. Plus they have "chip books" with every color known to man and then some! The better shops even have a special light to view the "chips" that gives a effect of natural sun. From past dealings with PPG and Dupont dealers they are very conserned you get the exact color you want.
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http://www.tcpglobal.com/restorationshop/rspcolors.aspx

Look at the Frost Green Metallic #2601. It was probably this or similar with a white primer underneath.
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I meant to address this thread sooner, but, work was pretty busy and I just couldnít find the time. I looked though our color variance chips at work and in the GM greens I found a color that seems to match the picture you provided. Itís called Aqua Green Metallic, code WA321M.
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Thanks for the help guys. While searching on google I stumbled upon this. Click any word or number and it takes you to it. Click green, it'll literally show you every green from 1929 on! Aqua, blue, gray, you name it!
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...=2006&rows=100
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I was thinking "Metallic Pea".



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Thanks for the help guys. While searching on google I stumbled upon this. Click any word or number and it takes you to it. Click green, it'll literally show you every green from 1929 on! Aqua, blue, gray, you name it!
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcod...=2006&rows=100
Don't even think of picking your color simply from a color chip. Have a pint mixed up and spray a junk fender or hood and really get a good look at it before you spray your car.

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looks like a pearl but hard to tell from a monitor. Nice color.
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