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Paint samples?

Discussion in 'Body' started by Liz Crock, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:59 AM.

  1. Liz Crock

    Liz Crock New Member

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    Hi, does anyone know where I could get a few colour samples made up before deciding on a new colour combination for my '74 Kombi? In Melbourne, Brunswick. Thanks for any ideas. Liz
     
  2. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    bunnings does sample pots
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    My local auto part store will make up spray cans for about $40 a pop.

    Are you wanting to spray on or brush?

    There is a “Kombi design” website somewhere and you can change colours
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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  5. Liz Crock

    Liz Crock New Member

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    Thanks! Autobarn said they would do it for $25 per sample.

    Thanks for the wesbite that might be handy! Liz
     
  6. Liz Crock

    Liz Crock New Member

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    Thanks, I rang Bunnings and they said they didn't do it but maybe the person I spoke to was wrong. Seemed vague. I might try them again then. Liz
     
  7. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Bunnings would not do auto paint.
     
  8. Liz Crock

    Liz Crock New Member

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  9. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately when I left the Nissan dealership in 1994 I left all of the VW workshop manuals and Dulux/Berger paint chip books and mixing formulae there ( these were promptly binned) and I have regretted it ever since. There are very few old school panel shops about these days and most of the panel beater/spray painters are old blokes like me and have retired some of the panel shops can mix by chip (ie match a fuel flap/ glovebox or body panel)
     
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Paint shops mixing auto for trade and public will have colour fans that give a range of colours.
    Not quiteqas good as the old colour chip books which have been replaced by colour swatches for the current years new colours but this is usualy to panel shops with their own mixing system.
    A trade type paint shop can read a colour with a specialist camera and come up with a close formula.

    Comparing colours from chips can be difficult.

    I would suggest finding colours on cars that you like and checking the colour code on the car.
     
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  11. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I did just that a few years ago for Blitz
    I saw Wayne's bus and his fathers bug behind him at the nationals and could see those 2 colours were perfect bottom and top for a kombi
    Wayne was kind enough to let me have the paint numbers of the 2 vehicles.
    Kym could also see how the colour combination was right (put an end to all the arguments we were having about colour combinations)
    So far everyone who has seen Blitz likes the combination.
     
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  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Bad influence.:eek::oops:. It help Kym visually see the colour in the big picture. The two colours do look good together,I would never of thought of such a combinations,even when looking at them every day.
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Damn
     

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