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Old 04-20-2016, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Help with dark blue for engine paint

Sorry for another post about this.
I spent an hour last night reading to try to find the right paint code.
About a month ago I ordered from Hirsch a quart of "67 Ford blue engine paint" for a 390GT I'm working so it could be sprayed from a gun.
My buddy working on the Stang send me a text of the engine painted last night. Ugh...way too light
I found the PPG 13358 paint code and flattener %s etc...info Bob Perkins put in MM awhile back.
My buddy went to 2 paint shops today, 1 won't mix it. The other only will do PPG Omini and won't guarantee a match.

My buddy said he's afraid to try rattle can since he thinks it won't mate well over the Hirsch paint from the gun.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
Should I get the Omini mixed and do a text spray first (which should have been done b4 spraying the Hirsch!)

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Old 04-20-2016, 11:58 AM
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Um, you mean the Hirsch paint is too light.

Is it lighter than this? Because this one is dead-on.


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My buddy is getting PPG mixed now
I also told him to get 3 cans of Dupli 1606 to compare

Yes to me Hirsch is too light. Thought getting it from them it'd be right. This has been very frustrating trying to get a correct mix to be sprayed from a gun
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I guess the Hirsch dried a bit darker so just gonna leave it.
Attached is pic. Piece of metal is painted in the PPG mixed today.
I still think the Hirsch is a little light but not worth repainting at this point.
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