whirlwind blue paint source


By creepykenny

1 month ago


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#1 49 days 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 48 days ago

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

#3 48 days ago

The last post here has a recipe:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-restoration-complete

Try asking in the club thread as well.

#4 48 days ago

This is what I have used.

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#5 48 days 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 48 days ago

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

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#8 47 days 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 47 days 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 47 days 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 47 days 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 19 days 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 19 days ago

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

#15 19 days 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 11 days ago

OK...so which rattle can color matches the new pps Whirlwind cabinet decals the best.......just about to that point in the project

#17 11 days ago

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

#18 11 days ago

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

#19 11 days ago

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

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