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 help with a color for my classic mini

 Created by: Milko
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Jan 19, 2022 12:19PM Markiss  
Jan 19, 2022 12:03PM Milko  
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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:19PM
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I wonder if it has something to do with solvent-based paint versus waterborne? A lot of shops, and pretty much all car makers made to switch to waterborne paints as they release less chemicals during the processes. Those old colours would more than likely be solvent paints. For the shop(s) that you approached, do they paint with solvent-based paints? Waterborne is a little more vibrant and gives a different hue and less tint than solvent. 

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 12:03PM
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Hi you guys!

need help with a paint preparation, I am in the process of painting my classic mini restomod, (pictures soon to be posted). Currently I am debating between 4 OEM mini colors from the 60's.

Honolulu blue, BU42

Porcelain green, GN17

Old english white, WT03

Florida green, GN01


I need to prepare 4 samples of these colors, (1/16 or 1/32), in order to paint a sample surface and make my mind on the final color for my car.

So far I have been unable to find a color shop able to work with these codes, they are telling me these are old colors so the tints used on the formula are no longer on the market and they dont know the reference with the current tints they work with.

I am guessing they could be right, since these are formulas from the 60's and tints have changed over all these years. However, I am aware these colors are still used on these days, I have look at cars painted with these colors but I dont have a matching part I could use to prepare the paint.

Any one out here is aware of a color shop that could prepare me these samples? 


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