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Shell yellow paint code? #680952
Thu Mar 02 2017 07:42 PM
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Does anybody have the right paint code for shell yellow? Thank you


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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #680969
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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.

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #680992
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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


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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681006
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Thank you.


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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681042
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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?

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681054
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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

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681071
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Thank you.
I will for sure. I hope to have it painted tonight. I will post pictures. Thank Again


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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681079
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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.







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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681082
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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


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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681134
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Got some color on.

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681160
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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

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: advertologist] #681161
Sun Mar 05 2017 10:10 AM
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correct time period decal for lubester,
on the positive side, who ever painted it did a
good job .. ... cool

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681168
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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.



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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #681205
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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.

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Re: Shell yellow paint code? [Re: hotrodfun1] #681209
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Scott,
it came out nice .. ... cool


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