Shell yellow paint code?

Posted by: hotrodfun1

Shell yellow paint code? - Thu Mar 02 2017 08:42 PM

Does anybody have the right paint code for shell yellow? Thank you
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Fri Mar 03 2017 03:28 AM

Back about 20 years ago when I was restoring gas pumps, I found a paint store that still had paint books with codes for colors going way back. I asked them if I could look through the old books.

I can't remember what oil companies codes I was looking for, but I do remember, that if the color was blue, there was a code for:
1. Inside of the station
2. Outside of the station
3. The poumps.
4. The pumps going to Ohio or any state you they covered.
5. The tankers
For most large oil companies there could be as many as 10 different blues that they used.

If you pick one of these, paint the pump, then put the decals on, generally the blue on the decal will not match the color you used on the pump. This is why we suggest, go to a paint store, take the decals with you, have them match the blue on the decal. If they don't have the equipment to do this, find a paint store that does.

Jack Sim
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Fri Mar 03 2017 12:53 PM

this is what is says on the quart of shell yellow, .. ... cool
shell yellow:
M22 - 3B (quart)
YW 2x 29.0000
OG 0x 19.5000
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Fri Mar 03 2017 04:20 PM

Thank you.
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sat Mar 04 2017 12:48 AM

This is what the yellow is for I have had a couple people ask so thought I would share. Not sure how to clean the brass yet or if I should?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sat Mar 04 2017 08:27 AM

you might think about buffing the brass out & clear coating it,
that's going too be killer when done-
please post pictures when complete .. ... cool
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sat Mar 04 2017 11:53 AM

Thank you.
I will for sure. I hope to have it painted tonight. I will post pictures. Thank Again
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sat Mar 04 2017 12:49 PM

That is cool. Shell had different yellows at different time periods and within each time period there were many shades. The style decal on it would be 30s. In the 30s and early 40s they used a orange-yellow color. This is my favorite color and time period. If you have any 30s Shell cans you could take it to the paint store to match it. I have a lot of Shell cans and there must be at least eight shades of this orange-yellow color so what you end up with will be good as long as it is a orange-yellow color. Here are some pictures from a 30s Shell painting and sign manual. If the lubester was outside it would have been painted yellow and red, if it was indoors it would have been painted cream.





Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sat Mar 04 2017 12:59 PM

Thanks matt.
That is a cool book. Ya all the stuff I have that is shell none have the same paint color lol I am just going to try and match the yellow on the sticker that I have for it from the early 40s and hope it looks ok. Thanks Again
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 12:35 AM

Got some color on.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By hotrodfun1
Does anybody have the right paint code for shell yellow? Thank you


Originally Posted By advertologist
this is what is says on the quart of shell yellow, .. ... cool
shell yellow:
M22 - 3B (quart)
YW 2x 29.0000
OG 0x 19.5000


Originally Posted By MATT ALVAREZ
The style decal on it would be 30s. In the 30s and early 40s they used a orange-yellow color.


Scott Scott Scott,
you were on the right track asking for the correct shell yellow paint code for your project & I provided too you,
somewhere along the line you got derailed
you have a early cherry lubester that IMO if your going too keep it needs re-painted too the correct color for the time period it should be,30's - if your doing this too turn it continue on- not kicking the horse when its down, trying too lead it too water - examples below of the right color that would have been on this lubester .. my 2ยข .. ... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:10 AM

correct time period decal for lubester,
on the positive side, who ever painted it did a
good job .. ... cool
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:41 AM

Here are a couple rustorations I did. They were both brush painted with paint from a hardware store. The A-38 is a oil base paint that was matched to a grease can and the American is a water based paint matched to a sign. They are not the same color but are a orange-yellow. Maybe yours is more orange in person but looks more yellow in the post. I have noticed pictures with out flash lose some of the orange and with flash look better.

Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 05:37 PM

Well I was just frying to get a shell color that would match the water decal I have for it. I have 7 of these they are from the 40s. I want to thanks you all the help and paint numbers. I did it to keep. I also did not want to use a new sticker on it. Anyway here it is with the original 40s decal. Also I painted it I am happy with it no runs lol. Thanks again for all the help.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 05:46 PM

Scott,
it came out nice .. ... cool
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 06:03 PM

Thanks Randy,
The color is more orange than the picture makes it look lol
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 06:05 PM

Also does anybody know what this was really used for? or have any info on it? I cant find anything like it. Thanks Scott
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 06:44 PM

Originally Posted By hotrodfun1
Also does anybody know what this was really used for? or have any info on it? I cant find anything like it. Thanks Scott


when did they stop making these with rivets?, we had some old tanks at the refinery that were made with rivets that dated back too 1923 when it was calpet.. ... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Sun Mar 05 2017 07:05 PM

Scott,
that lubester doesn't look very big,
what are the dimensions? unusual spigot
possibly for kerosene in a general store? .. ... cool
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Mon Mar 06 2017 12:13 AM

Randy, Yes it is only 24x10inch wide. Dang hope it was not for kerosene lol I have that sticker to. Anyway here are some finished pics of it. Thanks
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Mon Mar 06 2017 12:15 AM

Pictures
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Wed Mar 15 2017 03:27 AM

Scott, I have three or four of these small tanks. You're missing a bowl shaped strainer that drops in the large hole. I'll try to find the time to dig mine out and take some photo's. I believe, they held solvent and were for washing hands.
Posted by: T-way

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:12 AM

Kerosene Pump. For filling the one gallon transfer bottles to fill your lamps and stoves - before electricity.

You can tell by the large opening for the transfer unit to sit on.

Jim
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Shell yellow paint code? - Wed Mar 15 2017 06:19 PM

Thank you. That would be great. I kind of thought they where for something like that.