I completed my repainting project last weekend and got the pinball mechanically finished this weekend. Making and using stencils was not difficult in the end nor perfect but still very pleasing to me. The sanding and filling preparation work was very time consuming but the results were worth it.
i found the 'original' base blue paint with gold fleck under a flipper hand aluminum guard. The paint I used was hand mixed at an auto paint store by a young lady who uses her eyes and didn't write the spec down. If I need more I have to trust her eyes, they were very nice. They then put the paint into spray cans for me (blue and yellow). I recommend this approach instead of buying spray equipment if it is only for pinball cabinets. The other colors black, red and white are acrylic paint and put on by an an air brush.
Thanks for the help from people on the forum for the help I needed finding other owners willing to share information on cabinet and head markings.