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Old 05-10-2016, 02:37 PM
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Identify this paint

This is a 38 Zephyr and we've been trying to discover who the builder was in order to get information on the paint configuration. Any help would sure be appreciated.

Matt


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looks like the ford color on that 2010 ish ford suv.. that looks like a oversized scion XB..





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Well, it's maroon but not really closer than that. Thanks for looking!
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If you don't find out what this builder used, try to lay hands on a House Of Kolor paint chip book.

In those books you can compare candy colors over various base colors.

Once you find some you like, have your painter shoot some samples on the plastic shapes that paint stores sell.

That way you can look at the different colors under low light... cloudy... and bright light conditions. Then you can choose one, or try others until you are satisfied. Then you know what you are getting after you spend the big money!
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hard to tell but it looks like brandywine candy
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Well, it's maroon but not really closer than that. Thanks for looking!
go look at a paint chip before you write off a catalog photo print.
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It does look like Brandywine. But do you realize that everyone of use is likely looking at a different color than you because of our monitors being different? A color on a computer screen is pretty much worthless.

You need to do what Jay said. There is no gray area (if you will pardon the pun) without seeing the color in person it means nothing.

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It does look like Brandywine. But do you realize that everyone of use is likely looking at a different color than you because of our monitors being different? A color on a computer screen is pretty much worthless.

You need to do what Jay said. There is no gray area (if you will pardon the pun) without seeing the color in person it means nothing.

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Then if you find the person that sprayed it, you have to hope they remember how many coats..
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It does look like Brandywine. But do you realize that everyone of use is likely looking at a different color than you because of our monitors being different? A color on a computer screen is pretty much worthless.

You need to do what Jay said. There is no gray area (if you will pardon the pun) without seeing the color in person it means nothing.

Brian
^^^THIS. More importantly, any custom build like this almost certainly used a custom blended color. I can pretty much guarantee that is it NOT a stock Ford (or any other OEM) color. HOK paints are designed so that you can easily custom blend colors. Their chip charts are only suggestions. Without talking to the builder, you will only be guessing.
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It does look like Brandywine. But do you realize that everyone of use is likely looking at a different color than you because of our monitors being different? A color on a computer screen is pretty much worthless.

You need to do what Jay said. There is no gray area (if you will pardon the pun) without seeing the color in person it means nothing.

Brian
Yup, well aware of this Martin, I'm a photographer, which is why I'm trying to get a lead as to who the builder was. The photo contains no info (exif/iptc data) unfortunately. Only thing I know is the photo came from the NY Times in 2007.
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^^^THIS. More importantly, any custom build like this almost certainly used a custom blended color. I can pretty much guarantee that is it NOT a stock Ford (or any other OEM) color. HOK paints are designed so that you can easily custom blend colors. Their chip charts are only suggestions. Without talking to the builder, you will only be guessing.
Exactly Joe! Finding the builder is what I'm hoping for, but so far I don't have much of a lead.
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If you don't find out what this builder used, try to lay hands on a House Of Kolor paint chip book.

In those books you can compare candy colors over various base colors.

Once you find some you like, have your painter shoot some samples on the plastic shapes that paint stores sell.

That way you can look at the different colors under low light... cloudy... and bright light conditions. Then you can choose one, or try others until you are satisfied. Then you know what you are getting after you spend the big money!
Jay, this is most likely where I'm going to end up. Just hopped over to their digital paint booth software site and their design program is pretty amazing. Their video demo is very impressive. House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth : Demo
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I ran into a similar problem once. Found out that the shop bench mixed, and didn't keep any records.
But they did tell me that they used a particular pearl mixed in the clear. But couldn't say how much, or how many coats. It was done totally "off the cuff". Folks at the paint store, "took a picture" of it and mixed up the color. I figured that I'd have to blend from here to next week. Turned out to be a butt shoot match! and on top of that, they recorded the formula. Can we say Lucky?
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