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colors for painting or powder coating #389711
Mon Jan 28 2013 04:46 PM
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hello all;
where can i find info on correct colors? i don't have anything to restore but maybe an ECO meter and want to do it in either sunoco or gulf colors. i prefer powder coating and want the color to be as exact as possible.

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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: oldz70] #389742
Mon Jan 28 2013 06:37 PM
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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: Dick Bennett] #389825
Tue Jan 29 2013 05:32 AM
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i saw that but i don't want to buy the book because i don't have anything else to restore but the meter.

Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: Dick Bennett] #389908
Tue Jan 29 2013 11:57 AM
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How come the site never assembled a list of colors?

While you are correct about color matching a globe, sign or decal, the paint color number thing comes up way too often. Can a list be assembled and posted for those that want to ignore the warning?

Maybe its just one of those things that would be debated too much.


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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: PLUM_72] #389920
Tue Jan 29 2013 01:27 PM
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not only colors, but where to get them, paint codes. what about powder coating? how is that matched?
where you from dave? i mean area? i used to go to the coin op shows and peotone alot while living in aurora.

Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: oldz70] #389940
Tue Jan 29 2013 03:15 PM
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I have been matching colors and painting automotive for over 40 years. As paint technology and EPA requirements have changed, the color components of paint have changed. The old formulas just don't translate well to modern paint chemistry. It is guesswork. If you can find a chip in an old fleet color book or an old polished sign, a good auto paint supplier can find a close modern formula and adjust it to match what you need. They often have computer scanners to approximate the formula or just do it by eye.

Even with today's technology, new cars of the same color code don't precisely match each other. Much of the paint work done in body shops has to be adjusted by adding or leaving out toners. No reason to think that Gulf's paint suppliers all matched one another over the years either.

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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: Oldgas] #389947
Tue Jan 29 2013 03:47 PM
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well i did a search and came up with nothing.

Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: oldz70] #390005
Tue Jan 29 2013 06:14 PM
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Using Original color codes is only good if your using Original signs/decals.
New Repop signs/decals DO NOT match original Paint Codes.

Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: Dick Bennett] #390048
Tue Jan 29 2013 09:17 PM
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Years ago I found some Ditzler (PPG) fleet color codes on the web. I have no idea of their accuracy. Here is what I have for Gulf:
Blue = 10656
Blue = 12149
Blue = 11608
New Blue = 11936
Gulf Crest Purple = 50533
Orange = 60233
White = 8000

Sunoco:
1959 Blue = 12302
1959 Yellow = 81229
Yellow = 80248

As was said prior, match the color to a sign, glode or something. I have no idea of the accuacy of these numbers nor the year, so use with caution, but enjoy!


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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: PLUM_72] #390054
Tue Jan 29 2013 10:09 PM
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Years ago I searched for "original" Texaco colors. Went through one of the old paint books, they listed:

East coast red
West coast red
Inside red
Outside red
Truck red
and so on.

Which one is original?

Jack Sim

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Re: colors for painting or powder coating [Re: Jack Sim] #390080
Wed Jan 30 2013 04:32 AM
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In twenty years of restoring pumps, airmeters etc. I've developed colors that work for me. It was done, as said before many times, by matching color charts with decals, globes, signs.....It has taken years and many miles.....My answer, to this question, is to find a color that you like and use it. Life is way too short to waste on such an issue. My opinion as always. Paul www.severngaspumps.com by the way.....we do not share color codes with the public so please do not ask....


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