810/812 Paint color

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11 Jul 2004 20:21 #1936 by Mona Marsh Moreland
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:)Thanks for the information Al. I will contact them and see what I get.mm

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13 Jul 2004 17:02 #1943 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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You have to be careful with PPG historical colors. Years ago when Mr. Cullen ran this service for Ditzler, he eyeballed and substituted colors that were fairly close. Many are right on, others aren't so good. Try to obtain a small sample and test the color to see that it is what you are looking for. Also, sometimes today when using an original organic paint sample from old lacquer, the computer cannot comprehend the values or shades of pigment used to make the old colors. The current pigments are based on synthetic pigments made from aneline dyes. These produce a much brighter, vivid shade of color than the old muddy pigments used in the 1930-50's. Technology is good but at the same time, the originality has been lost.

We have virtually quit the paint business because all our original formulas were made using volume and not weight and were for nitrocellouse or acrylic lacquer pigments. We tried to have them changed over to enamels and urethanes but the colors were not like the originals. With the Haz-Mat and environmental costs added in, it became too expensive. There is no reason for any of our Cord colors to cost several hundred dollars per gallon!

Stan

Al Hatch wrote: PPG (Pittsburgh Paint & Glass - formerly Ditzler Paint), historical archieves section has the original formulas. The paint division use to be located in Detroit a few years ago and you could call them and they would give you the formula over the phone. Most PPG supplier or distributors can still access the archieves if you can get one of the sales clerks to take the time. It's worth a try.


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