rock moss green paint source

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birdacre
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rock moss green paint source

Post by birdacre » February 16th, 2015, 8:44 am

has anyone ever come up with a similar formula for rock moss green that is not 150 a quart. i have heard of very similar colors discovered but never by actual name or paint code. thanks for any info, kevin in ct

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stew
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Re: rock moss green paint source

Post by stew » February 16th, 2015, 9:36 pm

I recently had to do some touch-up work on a 31 AA that my father had restored in 1969. This truck was Rock Moss Green. I took a hood panel to a local body shop that has a spectrometer to match colors when the original formula is unknown, or no longer available.

The color the machine came up with is 1983 Ferrari Dark Green. The DuPont code is 552028G. This was in a Chroma One mixture which uses an activator and reducer, though using the 1983 Ferrari application, you may be able to get it in a less expensive product.

Not only was the color an excellent match, I now believe the truck is faster in the quarter mile. :mrgreen:

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Stew
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Re: rock moss green paint source

Post by birdacre » February 17th, 2015, 7:17 am

thank you for the info. hey how was the price compared to 150 a qt. from the model a catalogues. thank you in advance, kevin

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Re: rock moss green paint source

Post by stew » February 17th, 2015, 8:50 am

Hey Kevin,

I had done body work as a sideline for quite a few years, and had been away from it for 12-15 years when I decided to freshen up my dads dump truck for a national show. Believe me, I was also shocked at how much the price of paint products had risen in that time.
I think your best bet on finding options on paint and prices, is to take that paint code and application( 83 Ferrari) to your local body shop supply stores and talk to the people there. They can give you different options, as there are different types of paint available, some less expensive than others. There is also the question of what you expect the finished product to be. In general, a higher quality paint (more expensive) will give the best results, though a lower quality paint, when applied right, will give very satisfactory results if are looking for a presentable driver. Also, remember, the finished paint job is only going to be as good as the prep work under the paint. The more time you spend in getting the item ready for paint, the better the finished product.
The DuPont Chroma product I used is a bit pricey, but I knew my money would be well spent, on a good product. I needed to re-paint the hood top sections, seat frame, and floorboard area. A pint each of the paint, activator, and reducer totaled $95.00. This was for all three products needed.

As I stated above check out a few of your local paint suppliers or ask some people who run body shops what they would recommend. Compare prices, products, and make an informed decision when you decide to paint. In almost anything, getting professional opinions before starting a project is well worth the time, and I'm sure these people would be happy to help. You don't want to buy something you think is a bargain, only to be disappointed later, and have to start over. This is true with a lot of things. If you need to, save a bit longer and get a good product, and you should have no regrets .

I hope this helps, and though I do not claim to be a professional body man, I am also happy to offer my opinion for what its worth. Best of luck to you on your project.

Best Regards,
Stew Masche
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Re: rock moss green paint source

Post by stew » February 18th, 2015, 10:55 am

Also, I don't believe there is any such thing as inexpensive paint anymore.
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Re: rock moss green paint source

Post by rfj52 » July 1st, 2015, 8:30 am

Try Paint for Cars.COM. 2K ACRLIC ENAMEL $70.00 A GAL. THATS WITH REDUCER AND ACTIVATOR. THEY HAVE STANDARD COLORS I THINK IN YOUR CASE ITS BRITISH GREEN WOULD BE THE BEST MATCH? IF YOUR HUNG UP ON THE EXACT COLOR YOU DONT HAVE MANY OPTIONS . GOOD LUCK

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