Originally Posted by 59RAMBLERSUPERWAGON
Ok paint and body specialists, here is my quandry. I looked up the paint code on my 59 rambler and it came up as Pine Ridge Green and crossed to dupont color 202-83427. the chip i can see online looks darker than the paint in the engine bay and on the door frames. of course the exterior is faded and not a referance. So I am considering painting the car in the factory color.
Now this car will sit OUTSIDE and UNCOVERED. So having said that and being that I am going to attempt to paint the car myself with a cheap gun, what do you suggest? I am not working on the body currently, but I am trying to put togeather a cost budget.
Without looking up the colour chip and comparing it to your vehicle it's hard to guess how much darker it is. Even the paint in the door jams and the engine bay will oxidize and appear lighter over the 53 -54 years your car has been around.
You could use Nason single stage if your going Dupont, or Nason base clear(check to see if Dupont has crossed this paint code over to the Nason line). The base clear product should give you more longevity because as the clear looses it's luster, you can polish it, bring back the shine without disturbing the pigment in your colour as you would in a single stage product.
Doing a restoration on a car is never cheap. I would suggest that you use the base clear product, it will cost you a little more in the short term but in the long run it would be cheaper, repairs in the future are easier and you get a better overall finish
Hope this helps