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(Topic ID: 201381)

whirlwind blue paint source

By creepykenny

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

having trouble finding a local supply source for mixing a quart of blue paint (preferably oil based enamel) to paint a whirlwind cabinet before applying decals

took a backbox decal into Ace, Sherwin Williams, Lowes and none of them say that they can match it, the blue is apparently a different shade (purer blue) than their base blue tint, so other than going to an automotive supply store for paint does any one have any ideas where i can get matching blue paint ?

#2 3 years ago

no ideas on where to purchase any matching paint ?
i really don't want to use automotive paint for a cabinet respray

#3 3 years ago

The last post here has a recipe:

Try asking in the club thread as well.

#4 3 years ago

This is what I have used.

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#5 3 years ago

just looking at the paint on the can, and that looks like a really good color match so apparently it can be done

maybe i should drag the backbox into Sherwin Williams instead of the decals

#7 3 years ago

Here's a pic of my Whirlwind using the paint code posted in the link above.


#8 3 years ago

I've had good luck with sherwin Williams matching paint ,they will need a piece of wood ,maybe cleat from backbox but trying to match it from decals will be difficult. Ford engine blue in rattle can is a really close match

#10 3 years ago

I cut a piece of decal from the coin door area and brought it to the Benjamin Moore dealer to scan/color match. The match was fantastic. My decals were from Phoenix Arcade

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#11 3 years ago

You can paint the cab with a rattle can using Rustoleum 2X. Gloss Deep Blue is the color that is almost an identical match. Here is an example with Planetary decals.

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#12 3 years ago

wow, that 2X deep gloss blue really looks nice, going to the big box this morning to buy a can and do some samples - thanks for all the help & ideas

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#13 3 years ago

Anyone have Home Depots updated paint code? They said their formula has changed after showing them a pic of the Behr paint Jiggly_martian posted. I am wanting to repaint my cabinet and not wanting to do decals. I can color match all other colors but mixing several batches of blue would be tough.

#14 3 years ago

Rustoleum royal blue is a very close match to the original blue. It also works great with silk screened Earthshaker proto decals

#15 3 years ago

I did pick up a can of Rustoleum 2x deep blue. The problem is I am wanting to use an airbrush so the rattlecan doesn't help much. I might cash in a favor from an autobody buddy if anyone doesn't have another suggestion.

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#16 2 years ago which rattle can color matches the new pps Whirlwind cabinet decals the best.......just about to that point in the project

#17 2 years ago

anybody .........need to by paint before!

#18 2 years ago

Doesn’t post 11 address the paint color that’s the closest

#19 2 years ago

yes......yes it does exactly...........guess it would help if i read all the posts.........thanks

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#20 2 years ago

so i painted the cabinet with the rustoleum deep blue gloss - prolly used 18-20 cans, took forever to get a finish i was happy with, in the end it turned out pretty nice, the blue matches the new decals fairly close & owner of machine is happy with it, so am i

needs new or at least re-finished legs tho

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