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 Posted: Apr 26, 2022 06:46AM
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Have you considered Surf Blue?

 Posted: Apr 24, 2022 08:30AM
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i also think  it's a Morris Minor colour afaik.   D***ssportinggoods feedback www.lowes.com survey

 Posted: Feb 13, 2022 11:15PM
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yes, I am aware Honolulu Blue is not a Mini color, but I liked and wanted to give it a try. Thanks for the advice!
I misread "restomod" as restored, and was fearful that you'd be ruining the value of a 100pt car with the 'wrong' colour.

 Posted: Feb 11, 2022 11:59AM
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Guys, I ended up buying at eBay a Dupont chip card, not all the colors I wanted to give it a try where there but I am ok with the options I have.

 

From the card I selected 4 colors, here are the samples on the attached picture.

I am thinking to go with the Sunberry white, specially if I decide to go with the Martini livery, as you can see on the attached picture... I already have the sunroof to be installed after the car is painted so it should be ease to recreate the look.

 

If I decide not to go with the Martini livery then the choice will be between the Surf Blue and the Porcelain green.

 Posted: Feb 11, 2022 11:38AM
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yes, I am aware Honolulu Blue is not a Mini color, but I liked and wanted to give it a try. Thanks for the advice!

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 02:24AM
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The toners are different so they can't use the formulas for older paint technologies.  vidmate  instagram video download

 Posted: Feb 9, 2022 11:35PM
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Honolulu Blue isn't an OEM Mini colour !

I've never seen it before on a Mini, it's a Morris Minor colour afaik.  It's not listed in any references I can find except for the ubiquitous swatch sheet for the whole BMC range.

Somerfords would agree (can't find a Mania equivilent) - https://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/info?info_id=136 - and they're absolutely an authority.


 Posted: Feb 9, 2022 02:32PM
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I too have had good results with Autocolorlibrary.   They will make samples in the exact color you need.    They can supply it in Acrylic Enamel, Urethane, or base coat.    Worth a look.

 Posted: Feb 9, 2022 06:15AM
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I've had good experience with paintscratch.com in the past with other projects....


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If you just want a small quantity to sample test a panel, try paintscratch.com.

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 03:07PM
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If you just want a small quantity to sample test a panel, try paintscratch.com.
seems like a valid option, cant be cheaper than that, thank you!

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 03:04PM
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If you just want a small quantity to sample test a panel, try paintscratch.com.

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 01:51PM
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Getting a matching paint tone is a matter of whether the shop is able and willing to mix toners to match. Otherwise they just go off of pre-packaged formulas with a bit of adjusting in some cases. If the paint maker doesn't supply a formula, then they can't mix it. The toners are different so they can't use the formulas for older paint technologies.

$100 USD for 1/4 gallon is actually very cheap, depending on the paint system being used. Automotive paint costs have more than doubled in the last 5 years. In 2017 I paid $140 for a pint of (then) DuPont Chromabase. Last fall I paid $290 for a pint of Chromabase. This is just the base paint, not including reducers or activators.

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 01:23PM
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yep, saw the chips on ebay while doing my research but thats not what I want, not sure if I can get a 100% color compatibility from the chip itself, rather like to have a paint prepared with the right formula, if thats not a valid option guess will have to go that way... thanks!
Well, got a very fast reply from them, it seems they can make the paints, but they quoted me $100 for 1/4 gallon, (smallest quantity they can make), for 4 colors it would be $400 plush shipping... ouch!

Thanks for the help!

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 01:04PM
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Already got the PDF chips from BMC colors and already got formula for each color I need, dont think a physical card would help me to get the matching color better than the formula itself, as wrote above, will go that route if cant find a store who can prepare the colors with the formula. Thanks!

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 01:00PM
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You'd probably be looking for this, in physical form instead of an online version I guess?:

https://www.minimania.com/Austin_Mini_Paint_Color_Codes_481

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:58PM
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will take a look at that website, thanks for the feedback!

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:57PM
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yep, saw the chips on ebay while doing my research but thats not what I want, not sure if I can get a 100% color compatibility from the chip itself, rather like to have a paint prepared with the right formula, if thats not a valid option guess will have to go that way... thanks!

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:49PM
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https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/

Look at this place. Get them to mix you a small can of enamel of the 4 colors you want. Spray a 6"x6" square metal panel with each. You can take the panel you like to the local paint store and have it scanned into their system. You can use the enamel sample paint on the inside floors to get some use of it.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:49PM
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Just went looking for paint chips on ebay and came up with these:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/233756106009?hash=item366cf31d19:g:6JQAAOSwOQNeggD2

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/233562673686?hash=item36616b9216:g:bycAAOSwI49emgIq

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/233652066312?hash=item3666bf9808:g:gOoAAOSwcdRfELpN

Not sure if paint sample chips are what you are looking for. Hard to tell if the ones you want are in those. Looks like all the choices that you made were painted from '64-'67.
Maybe a more refined search on a search engine would bring some more luck. There was someone offering a can of the Honolulu paint on ebay, but they're in the UK. 

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:23PM
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Dont know if that's the real reason, its funny that I have asked 3 different stores and they all agree on the same, the formula uses old tints, no longer available on the market, (Glasurit), and they dont know where to find the equivalence with current tints, hence they are not able to prepare the paint unless I provide a sample part, which of course I dont have.

I am hoping to find a store that could have access to the needed information, or with the time and willingness to find it.

Due to availability of cars and info maybe the UK is the best place for it.

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