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Old 07-18-2018, 10:40 PM
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Default Finding 1958-60 Paint

Hi Kirsten, congrats on making Apprentice! I think the question regarding matching paints might have come up because of someone posting that they were told a paint company(s)? said they could no longer match the old 1960 Sultana Turquoise Metallic paint. Because the original ingredients were no longer available to them in todays paints.

However, it is my understanding that 1959 Indian Turquoise is NOT a metallic paint, so you might be okay. The idea of using one of your fender skirts as a paint source might be a good one. Of course paint ages over years and fades, so, hopefully, a good paint techie can match the new paint to be put on with the aged paint that is on the car. But then if you have the entire car painted, it isn't going to matter in matching the paint....

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I took the hood scoop in for a paint match, and it was close but not quite right, I think the best you can hope for in a paint match is close, unless you're getting the whole car resprayed you will always notice where you applied touch ups. Turns a good 100 foot car into a good 10' car. But to be a good 1' car it requires getting a full paint job. And that requires all the exterior pieces being removed. So determine what you are happy with a driver that you can take to meet and greets or a show car you have to park a mile from anyone else
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