White is not always white

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John Friese

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To Cap'n John,

I looked at the pictures of your Amphicar in restoration. To my eye,
that shade of white you are using looks just right. Does it have a
name or some way I can get it reproduced locally. I own an original
white 67 and it is just a bit too creamy colored for my taste. It's
going to get a repaint and the quarters redone within the next year
and I'm planning on a slight lightening of it's color. I'm looking
for ways to get the final color correct, at least to me.
Thanks,

John Friese

67 white
67 red
 
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Cap''n John

Guest
> I looked at the pictures of your Amphicar in restoration. To my
eye,
> that shade of white you are using looks just right. Does it have a
> name or some way I can get it reproduced locally. I own an
original
> white 67 and it is just a bit too creamy colored for my taste.
It's
> going to get a repaint and the quarters redone within the next year
> and I'm planning on a slight lightening of it's color. I'm looking
> for ways to get the final color correct, at least to me.

John,

I used the original PPG paint numbers (8703=DAR offset 90113) from
David Chapman's site (http://www.amphicars.com/actcolor.htm).

I was also concerned that it would be a bit too much on the yellow-
ish side (yuk), looking at the graphics shown in the afore mentioned
site. After the PPG guy showed me a test shot (actual paint on a 6 x
6 sample), I was thrilled! The color of my car is the exact and
correct shade of the original Beach Sand White Amphicar.

PPG was so excited about painting my Amphi, that they supplied all
the paint, clearcoat and he even helped shoot the car! I will check
with my body man and see if this number is still correct. They may
have changed the number to reflect the modern paints. I'll let you
know on Tuesday. If I forget, please remind me.

Cap'n
 
J

John Friese

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Cap'n John" <minnow@a...> wrote:
> > I looked at the pictures of your Amphicar in restoration. To my
> eye,
> > that shade of white you are using looks just right. Does it have
a
> > name or some way I can get it reproduced locally. I own an
> original
> > white 67 and it is just a bit too creamy colored for my taste.
> It's
> > going to get a repaint and the quarters redone within the next
year
> > and I'm planning on a slight lightening of it's color. I'm
looking
> > for ways to get the final color correct, at least to me.
>
> John,
>
> I used the original PPG paint numbers (8703=DAR offset 90113) from
> David Chapman's site (http://www.amphicars.com/actcolor.htm).
>
> I was also concerned that it would be a bit too much on the yellow-
> ish side (yuk), looking at the graphics shown in the afore mentioned
> site. After the PPG guy showed me a test shot (actual paint on a 6 x
> 6 sample), I was thrilled! The color of my car is the exact and
> correct shade of the original Beach Sand White Amphicar.
>
> PPG was so excited about painting my Amphi, that they supplied all
> the paint, clearcoat and he even helped shoot the car! I will check
> with my body man and see if this number is still correct. They may
> have changed the number to reflect the modern paints. I'll let you
> know on Tuesday. If I forget, please remind me.
>
> Cap'n

Cap'n,
That's great news and especially good getting the paint for free. I
was just talking to an old time body shop guy who builds custom show
cars. He was telling me that you can spend $1500 just for the paint
and supplies to "shoot" a car nowadays. Sobering. He is (like me) in
California though; the land of the over-regulated. I'll look forward
to hearing what you find. It looks great. I suspect my original
white car might have yellowed with age.

John Friese
 
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