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Projects Help from paint guy. Piss yellow??

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Grm5959, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Just adjust the color on you tv screen until it looks right
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  2. Remember this? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,199


    IMG_0942.JPG I just did this clone for a local guy. We had the franklin mint toy matched with a color gun. I can get the code in the mourning if you like.
  4. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,740

    Speed Gems

    Don't forget to add In a little puke green before you take it in to get it matched

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  5. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,240


    Nah, pretty sure he says "Tony Danza Yellow"
  6. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,873

    from Nicasio Ca

    Saw him fairly recently, could get a hold of him. But if you're trying to match a color already on the car probably not the best way to go.
  7. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 630


    It has been said this matched really well in 1980 to the original. Nearly 40 years later it doesn't. It was painted a Volkswagen color, in Dupont Centari 002 (2).JPG
  8. Grm5959
    Joined: Dec 22, 2015
    Posts: 63


    I did. Been away without service for a few days. Will try him. I saw on another forum they're not really willing to discuss the color they used. May not be true so I'll still give it a try.
  9. Take a pict of the car to the paint store, they will match it for you, from scan to paint code in one step.
  10. pnevells
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 426


    corvette yellow hilltown-1.jpg closeup1.jpg
  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253


    In order to come up with a correct Piss Yellow color. Make sure your using fresh piss.
  12. Grumpyj
    Joined: Aug 15, 2011
    Posts: 14

    from Neenah, WI

    I like the bright yellow, because I’m a big fan of both Miller’s coupe and project x. I decided to do my nova as close as I could to that color. I used ‘73 Corvette competition yellow DuPont centari and It looked dead on to me.
  13. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,866

    from DFW USA

  14. canning
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 70


    John Deere yellow equipment enamel...
  15. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,156

    dan c

    i think it was whatever paint the builder--a shadetree mechanic, no doubt--had on hand. ya know the film company couldn't sell the deuce when they were done with it! Scan0010.jpg
  16. redroaddog
    Joined: Apr 1, 2011
    Posts: 328


    I think the Corvette color from 70-74 is the right one. yellow fades fast if it see's alot of sun so now matter what it won't match a old paint job
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  17. As redroaddog said if you are trying to match it to a car that is already painted the only way you are going to get a match is if you find someone who can mix colour by eye. Paint fades, yellows especially, and if it is an old colour many of the toners are no longer available so some colours couldn't be matched even if you had a paint formula.
  18. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,506

    mike bowling

    You should look for piss "yaller" ,might be a Southern color? ( no offense to my boys down South, my family's from Virginia)

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    czuch likes this.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,059


    My alter ego (as seen in my avatar) always laughs at the extremes some go to get the "right" color on things. The right color for a Milner clone is any bright yellow that YOU like. Vette, school bus, Freightliner, county salt truck, YOU pick. I've never seen a show judge or casual observer pullout a spectrometer (?) to "check" a color, EVER. I can name 2-3 production dark blues that hit dead-on-balls to Packard Blue. The simple fact is that the majority of even the most dedicated enthusiasts will never know if it's "right" in that little world the color detective boxes themselves in to. There's hundreds of tasks needed to build a car and sometimes the energy exhuasted on such things is better focused elsewhere. Which black? Which blue? Which white? And of course which yellow. The one you like. Next...?
  20. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 551


    Check out 58 Vette panama yellow. Had one w white coves..even Ford guys loved that color. m
  21. I don't imagine that a lot of science went into choosing those yellows. As already mentioned, the easiest & most common yellow was the 'Vette yellow followed by the VW yellow because that's what everyone saw back then: "Paint it Corvette yellow or Corvette blue" etc, etc.
  22. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,013


    How about Pontiac Sunstorm yellow?
  23. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,904

    Deuced Up!

    I think you guys are missing something here? If memory serves it was a cross between piss yellow and puke green...
    Right? Lol

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  24. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 491

    Gray Ford
    from Illinois

    Try researching an early '70s Mopar color ..."Taxi Yellow"...WAY brighter than Corvette yellow ....I seem to remember a paint code of "A7"....But the last time I used it was in about '79ish ....It was the brightest yellow we could find at the time ....IIRC the mix was almost all yellow toner .......:-0
  25. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,658


    Exactly, and if it is that yellow, you might need a couple bags of IV saline.
  26. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,187

    sloppy jalopies

    I am color deficient, so yellow is yellow...
    but I do have an extra pair of black primed, Greek teared, ARROW headlights…
    they are the lights on the milner coupe. interests ?

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