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Old 02/10/2005, 07:37 AM   #1
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Silver grill paint needed UPDATED!!!!!!

I have my grille out to replace the moldinds so I thought I would repaint it as well. I have gone through Paul's book and found the colors to use as:

Duplicolor Tornado Silver # 99-01106
Dupont 9426
Ditzler/PPG DDL 32930

Duplicolor states they no longer make this color and I cannot find the Dupont color anywhere. I have found a place that can match the Ditzler but they are kinda expensive.

Anyone have a current color code from Duplicolor or another easy to find color that is "correct"?

thank you for your help.


68gt390 found this!!!!!!!!!

the best paint site I have ever seen. don't pass this one up.

http://www.ppgcarpaint.com/index.php

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Old 02/10/2005, 08:14 AM   #2
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

I don't think the grill is silver, but a dark argent. Check out your post on painting the grill trim. Russ
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Old 02/10/2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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[quote author=Russ link=board=1;threadid=1397;start=0#msg8125 date=1108048491]
I don't think the grill is silver, but a dark argent. Check out your post on painting the grill trim. Russ
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Quotes from Pauls' second book:

grille section
"During the past many years, many grilles have been either replaced with innaccurate 68 standard grilles or painted completely black by owners-reflected in the GT/CS registry. Many front end accidents, and unknowing dealers and repair shops have made this mistake."

further down

4. "With all the rivet holes drilled and filed smooth, paint the grille and brackets seperately. The "dark grey metallic" color originally used is still available from your local automotive paint store and require a spray gun."

back to the original question: Anyone know where to find the grill color.
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Old 02/10/2005, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

Jason, I have an automotive paint gun you can use if you need one.

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Old 02/10/2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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[quote author=Mosesatm link=board=1;threadid=1397;start=0#msg8127 date=1108053839]
Jason, I have an automotive paint gun you can use if you need one.

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thanks

I have some of the Ditzler paint coming for the molding but did not realize when I contacted them that I needed it for a spray. I will have to brush on the molding paint but want to find a spray can for the grille.
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Old 02/10/2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

At most paint stores you can buy a little bottle with a CO2 cartridge attached. They cost very little and make the perfect tool for spraying small items. Home Depot or Lowes might even carry them.
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Old 02/10/2005, 11:26 AM   #7
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[quote author=Mosesatm link=board=1;threadid=1397;start=0#msg8129 date=1108059786]
At most paint stores you can buy a little bottle with a CO2 cartridge attached. They cost very little and make the perfect tool for spraying small items. Home Depot or Lowes might even carry them.
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Do you think this would work with the paint I have coming? The paint place I ordered this paint from specifically asked if I was spraying the paint and I said no.
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Old 02/10/2005, 12:08 PM   #8
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

I used the Preval spray bottle before. Works good for small jobs.

http://www.prevalspraygun.com/automotive.htm
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Old 02/10/2005, 02:30 PM   #9
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

It is possible to spray any paint. All you need to know is what to thin it out with; thinner (lacquer), reducer (enamel), or water (latex). Your supplier may add a retarder to the paint if he knows you are going to brush it on. That way the paint takes longer to dry and flows better.
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Old 02/10/2005, 03:41 PM   #10
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

On this site (at one time) someone posted the color and place to purchase the grill paint in a rattle can. That is what I did and the color was great.

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Old 02/10/2005, 04:01 PM   #11
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Re:Silver grill paint needed

Go to page 13 of site and you'll see a posting by RacingFan in regards to correct paint for grille moldings. It is the correct paint - I used it on my grille and it turned out great. It is ppg code 32930. Check out the posting it gives you the web address at which to order.

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Old 02/10/2005, 04:17 PM   #12
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Re:Silver grill paint needed UPDATED!!!!!!

check top post.

all paint problems fixed.
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Old 02/10/2005, 07:47 PM   #13
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Re:Silver grill paint needed UPDATED!!!!!!

In my 1988 edition, I only mentioned that you need a sprayer, because the paint was only available (at that time) in a can from Ditzler.

There MUST be a comparable off-the-shelf dark grey metallic available today from local auto parts stores. Right now, I don't know, but will check it out for the new book. A lot can happen in 27 years with paint!

Remember that the grille moldings as well as the grille itself are the same color.

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[quote author=PNewitt link=board=1;threadid=1397;start=0#msg8141 date=1108090042]
In my 1988 edition, I only mentioned that you need a sprayer, because the paint was only available (at that time) in a can from Ditzler.

There MUST be a comparable off-the-shelf dark grey metallic available today from local auto parts stores. Right now, I don't know, but will check it out for the new book. A lot can happen in 27 years with paint!

Remember that the grille moldings as well as the grille itself are the same color.

Paul N.




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I am glad I did find the website above. looks like they will match the Ditzler color. paint is on the way.
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Old 02/15/2005, 03:17 AM   #15
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Re:Silver grill paint needed UPDATED!!!!!!

Cast Blast Gray seems to be a good match too.
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