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Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 18, 2018 07:06PM

Helping out a FC owner from overseas...

Does anyone know of a paint or formula that's a match to FC turquoise, RPO 510/540?

Steve

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Re: Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: funvairs ()
Date: January 18, 2018 07:42PM

Try this
[www.paintref.com]]

Chris Brown

Central Michigan

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Re: Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 18, 2018 08:05PM

Hi Chris,
Yeah, well.... I've heard that paints from some of the on-line sources often do not well match the original. I'd like to know if anyone has confirmed a match?
Steve

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Re: Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: funvairs ()
Date: January 18, 2018 09:15PM

Might require a trip to an auto paint store. with the GM, PPG and DuPont codes from the chart you should be able to get a color chip

Chris Brown

Central Michigan

Corvanatics Director at Large
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Re: Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: January 19, 2018 06:36AM

Steve I had no luck buying paint online, it was guaranteed to match. Still have it because they wouldnt take it back, special order. And it was from a place that was recommended from several on the forum. I don't blame them.

I went to 5 different auto paint stores and finally found a guy running a hole in the wall store, he mixed up by the GM paint codes i had. It was a perfect match. I also tried letting them use the paint scanner and that didnt work. I was just about to give up until I found this last fella.

If you can get them to send you some samples, he might find what he is looking for. But I hope I don't have to look again for some time. Very frustrating, for sure!
Only took 2 months of looking and ordering before I could finish my paint work!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Looking for FC 510/540 turquoise match
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 19, 2018 04:58PM

In my experience, either you find a paint color from a later vehicle that is a match, hope that color scannning will yield a match, have the color custom matched (expensive). I go lucky for the Fawn poly used on the Firebrier exterior. Even though ppg still could mix according to the paint code, it didn't maatch. But a scan lead to a later Ford color that was an excellent match. Unfortunately, auto paint scanning requires a relatively large area of pristine paint, which might be hard to come by.
Steve

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