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Old 12-26-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Just how many dark GREEN paint options were there in 1928-31, car and truck? Just thinking of painting a driver, so please no "Fine Point" info, thanks.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Bob, I don't understand, ...you ask about how many options were in 1928-1931 but you want no "Fine Point" information. Isn't in the "Fine Point" references where you will find what options were available?

Also, can you define what is "Dark Green" to you? To me that would be Rock Moss, or Vagabond or Brewster Green, ...but maybe to someone else that should also include Elkpoint & Kewanee.

Can you be more specific in what you are asking?

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Personally, I like the 1929 Roadster/Phaeton color combination of Balsam Green and Valley Green.



The body is a nice, clean green (not muddy) and the belt has a blue-ish hint in the green.
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I may be biased but I agree with Jim.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:35 PM   #5
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i counted 17 green colors email me and i will send you all the paint codes for the model a, and some up to 1936 billyray38@comcast.net
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I may be biased but I agree with Jim.
So is this Balsam green and is there a modern paint code for it? What about in a (sorry) basecoat/ clearcoat system?
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Thanks Ford1, I'll send you an email. I'm interested in the darkest green Ford offered, most likely the Brewster green, something that will have a mile deep non muddy look.
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Thanks Ford1, I'll send you an email. I'm interested in the darkest green Ford offered, most likely the Brewster green, something that will have a mile deep non muddy look.
Just go to the auto paint supplier and pick a dark green.
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The true Brewster green back then did not have quality pigments like we know them today so they were probably a little "muddier" back then but in this age of BC/CC, you should be able to achieve your goal of mile deep looking paint.

Are Apple Green wheels in the future on this car?

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My car was painted in 1989, so it is not exactly a "modern" paint job. Any competent automotive paint shop should be able to find the paint codes. If I were planning to paint a Model A, I would review MAFCA's Model A Paint & Finish Guide first. It is interesting reading anyway.
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Color references. Inside of my doors relieved a copria drab. Whats on it now is close to a balsam green.

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the duchess blue color is very nice!!
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Personally, I like the 1929 Roadster/Phaeton color combination of Balsam Green and Valley Green.



The body is a nice, clean green (not muddy) and the belt has a blue-ish hint in the green.
Jim are you sure that is Balsam & Valley? It doesn't look correct on either of my monitors...

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Some thing to consider.

We are used to seeing cars today with a super deep color (and lots of orange peel).

The original patina of the A was much different. The pigments were not very "pure" and the gloss is nothing like what can be easily achieved today right out of the gun.

What I have found is the original tone colors look 'right' on the A when compared to a BC/CC car. Then couple in the original type plating vs the chrome. You get a car that looks well balanced.

Getting the Judging correct colors is a whole different animal.

Pretty much if you spray on a single stage enamel or urethane and buff it you end up with a reasonable original look. Keep in mind many of us end up needing to buff out our mess ups anyway so you end up with the 'right' shine at no extra effort.

Getting the exact correct color can be a nightmare so I would no worry too much. PPG and the other major paint companies have some kind of a cross from the original paints. You just need to ask the right questions. I called up PPG and they told me everything I needed to know.
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