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Old 10-25-2007, 09:56 PM
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interior paint for steering column corvette

I have a 1977 Corvette that is red with red matching interior--RED not burgundy. Anyone have a current paint formula for the paint to do this column in the correct color? Dupont does not have it--their formula's are for lacquer which is no longer available. Any other manufacturer's have anything anyone knows of?

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Southern polyurethane has 5 different shades of red...One of those usually is a good match for the Corvette red of those years..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Steering column paint

Hi DMX6 ,
Doesn't your DuPont jobber have a SpectraMaster book ? The SpectraMaster book has literally HUNDREDS of different shades of colors ,for solid colors as well as metallics .If your jobber doesn't have one, they should be able to BORROW one from either another dealer, or from their area rep . Once you match up your shade of red , the DuPont color computer can give the color formula in virtually ANY DuPont product . By the way, they also should be able to get their hands on a "color gun" (sorry I don't remember the right name for it) but it works by the operator "shooting" random areas of the part you're trying to match using ultraviolet light ,it then loads the info into an internal computer, which in turn comes up with the closest color possible match formula . It doesn't guarantee a perfect match in all cases , but gives a "blendable" match . We used to use both methods when I was painting cars for a living just a couple years ago . Also , as long as it is an interior part , you can use DuPont vinyl paint even on metal , as long as you use a suitable primer on the metal parts. Just an F.Y.I., Hope it helps , Rick
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The "color gun" is a spectrophotometer, and they have them at some Carquest auto parts stores and also some NAPA stores have them. If you can get a good reading, they can match your paint color right on. I'm going to move this thread to Body-Exterior. You'll get a lot better answers there.


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