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Old 04-04-2005, 12:07 PM
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Help for choosing SS paint for Corvette

I have decided to paint my 1969 Corvette with SS acrylic urethane. (I will color sand and buff it.)

I have used SS DAU in the past but upon learning that it has been discontinued, I was going to use PPG Concept SS. But, my local PPG dealer told me that he doesn't have a formula for the Daytona Yellow I need for my Vette. He said he could try to analyze the original color if I could bring some sample in. He wanted me to consider using Omni MTK. But, I want to stick with a top quality paint and don't think I should do that.

Should I let him analyse it? I still have original paint color on the underside of the convertible top deck lid and I could bring that in. However, I do want this car to be a very accurate color and am leary of going that route with a 36 year old sample. Is he correct about no formulas available for this color with Concept? I didn't ask him about Global, should there be a formula for that product?

Or, do any of you have suggestions of other brands/products I should consider?

Help would be apreciated.

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No and no!

Your screwed if you ever try to match it, and thats assuming he can get the right shade made to Begin with. (yellow is not easy to match)

Call a Dupont and a BASF jobber both of them have good single stages but don't let them talk you into Omni, Nason, or Limco.
They may or may not have your color but they should.
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Dupont's chroma one is one of the most durable singlestage products I've ever used.
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PPG's Global DG (direct gloss) is also an option. If you do have the prophet read the original panel and make a formula for you, just keep the formula for future paint if needed- no big deal.
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PPG's Global DG (direct gloss) is also an option. If you do have the prophet read the original panel and make a formula for you, just keep the formula for future paint if needed- no big deal.

I am going to take Barry's advice and not go the analysis route.

I just called another PPG outlet here in Austin and he confirmed that there is no formula for the Vette Daytona Yellow in Concept. However, he does have a formula for the Global DG ($301/gal). He also said that this is their top-of-line paint.

I think I'll call a Dupont outlet and get a price on the Chroma and do a little searching on what people prefer between this and the Global.

Price is not really the issue, but if Chroma is as well liked, I may go this way.

Thanks all for the help.

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One more question.

On the Global DG, how much paint would you suggest I should buy? (69 Corvette Conv.)

On the product info sheet it says to do 2 coats or to hiding. So I figure because I am going to color-sand, I would want to put on probably 4-5 coats.

At 4-1-2, 1 gallon would give me 7 quarts of spraying material.

However, I would like to have a little extra just in case I need some for touch-ups in the future.

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If he has the paint code in any type buy some and paint it on a scrap part. Then let him match that, then you have the original unfaded color.
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Ok, I've got it narrowed down to: (Daytona Yellow for my 69 Vette roadster)

BASF Glasurit at $333/gal.
PPG Global at $306/gal.
Dupont Chromaone at $460/gal.

I thought I'd get 2 gallons so I would have a little extra if needed down the road.

It doesn't seem that the higher price of the Dupont makes sense.
Any advice on which way to go would be appreciated.

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Ok, I've got it narrowed down to: (Daytona Yellow for my 69 Vette roadster)

BASF Glasurit at $333/gal.
PPG Global at $306/gal.
Dupont Chromaone at $460/gal.

I thought I'd get 2 gallons so I would have a little extra if needed down the road.

It doesn't seem that the higher price of the Dupont makes sense.
Any advice on which way to go would be appreciated.

Roger
Roger,
The Glasurit wins hands down with the quality issue, ease of application?
I can't give an edge to either. The Glasurit will need to be buffed (if needed)
within 7 days for ease of buffing.
2nd choice for me would be the Global. (but tough call, as Chroma is good also)
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I'm a big fan of the Chroma series, but I'm surprised at the higher price.

I'm sure it was less then that last I checked, but then again I'm sure prices change from location to location?
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I'm a big fan of the Chroma series, but I'm surprised at the higher price.

I'm sure it was less then that last I checked, but then again I'm sure prices change from location to location?
Yea, I was suprised at the price of the Chromaone as well. In fact, the first call I made was to the PPG dealer and the guy who gave me the quote for the Global DG thought the Chroma would be cheaper. Maybe that Dupont dealer here in Austin has a higher markup.
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Was the price on the Dupont just for the paint or the whole system.Activator,reducer,paint?
I ask'd my supplier today and 1 gal of a stock base (black) was $206.
And the Corvette Yellow,which we are using for our SS paint work on the 59P/U,was $256.
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I'm not an expert, but I play one in my shop...... 2 Gal. on a Vette?????? Am I missing something? It seems to me that 2 gal would be an awful lot of paint!
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Was the price on the Dupont just for the paint or the whole system.Activator,reducer,paint?
I ask'd my supplier today and 1 gal of a stock base (black) was $206.
And the Corvette Yellow,which we are using for our SS paint work on the 59P/U,was $256.
Yes, the $460 quote was just for the paint. I don't know why they quoted so high if your jobber can give you Chromaone in yellow for $256.
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I'm not an expert, but I play one in my shop...... 2 Gal. on a Vette?????? Am I missing something? It seems to me that 2 gal would be an awful lot of paint!
Since I am going to color sand and buff, I figured I do 4-5 coats instead of the 2-3 (recommended on PPG Global).
At 4-1-2, I would get 7 quarts of spraying material out of a gallon of paint. I figured that would be close to what I would need. I always get extra for the unforeseen things that may happen later. I guess I should just get an extra quart or 2 for that instead of the extra gallon, you're probably right.
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