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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HomemadeHardtop57, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Looking for a color for the model A that I'm working on. I really like this shade of green. Looks like an early 40's Ford color..but I'm not sure. Anyone know what it is??

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  2. hotrod40coupe
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    That's '40-'41 Ford Cloud Mist Gray, I know, it looks green but that's what they called it.
     
  3. "Looks green" my ass. Cloud Mist Gray IS green.

    A Hollywood Graham in the current R&C is Cloud Mist Gray. Great color.

    JH
     
  4. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Here's a pic of a car painted cloud mist grey...looks much darker than the pic of the merc I posted

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    BUT..here's another that is painted cloud mist grey and it looks lighter in the different light..humm

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  5. Clearly monitor settings do strange things with colors. All 3 posted above could be the same color or totally different.

    FWIW, on my monitor, the car you asked about does not look like Cloud Mist Gray.

    JH
     
  6. hotrod40coupe
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    Here is the one in the current issue of Rod & Custom.

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  7. pimpin paint
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    Hey,

    From what I can remember from sunday when I saw the Merc pictured, that is not a solid colour. I remember some pearl or mica thrown into the clear on that one.
    Be very careful when picking paint colours by their names, I know of atleast three "Washington Blues " as used on Fords in the 30's, a bluish tone, a greenish tone & a bluish-greenish tone-all called "Washington Blue " My public school math won't allow me to count how many " Ferrari Reds" there are.

    " Life ain't no Disney movie "
     
  8. Antny
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    Looks a lot like an early Range Rover moss green.
     
  9. C.M. Grey (and Wash. Blue for that matter) can look very different in varying shades and
    forms of light (incandescent vs. flourescent), even on the same car. Throw in a little color
    blindness (red-green being the most common) and you can see how grey this subject can
    get, if ya know what I mean.......
     
  10. shinysideup
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    "Agave green" by Porsche
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  11. teach'm
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  12. My vote is the 'Cloud mist grey' I had a go-cart painted the same colour and damn if it dont look the same.

    I also feel I must say something about that 40 Woody 4x4.........er........um........WOW!

    Doc.
     
  13. HRod 50
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    Dude, I answerd you on Bad Bobs phtos.... Ask EXK on the HAMB, RIck Erickson, he painted it I'm sure. I know he did the carson on it. So he'll know...
     
  14. HomemadeHardtop57
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    hey thanks..didn't see that in Bob's thread..I'll PM him
     
  15. skidsteer
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    Jerry, Plymouth had similar color in 1939, appropriately called Amphibian Green.


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  16. It's a custom color I mixed up for Mike's Merc. Pimpin Paint has a good eye as it has a hint of pearl in the base color and some fine gold in the clear.

    To make the base color I mixed up your basic light grey and then started adding in green & blue tints. On the last base top coat I thined out the color 1 part to 4 parts clear binder. Then mixed up some blue & green pearl and then mixed the thined base color and the blue green pearl 1 to 1.

    Rick Erickson of Extreme Kustoms
     
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  18. skidsteer
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    I'm baaaaaaaack! After being off the HAMB for various (mostly health) reasons, I'm back. The '37 Plymouth is roadworthy, and next, I'm looking at a '30 Model A project. Jerry, can you steer me to your Model A thread from many years ago? Thanks!!
     

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