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Hot Rods Where to find '37 Ford Washington Blue rattle can

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  1. jkwincal
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    I'm finally painting the rims for my '52 Dodge Pickup. I did the truck in Washington Blue years ago and instead of buying the paint, hardener, etc etc I was wondering if anyone knows of at least a close match in a rattle can? I know shades may vary from what I painted the truck in, but I sprayed a sample scrap metal piece so I can use in the future like this. I've been to Napa Auto, Autozone and a couple small local shops but the shades are way off and the cans only say Ford Blue.
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Gangrene
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    Napa can get any color you want if you give them a paint code. Their distribution centers mixes it and put it in a rattle can for you.
     
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  3. Fortunateson
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    On my FARGO I did nightwatch blue, very dark, with red wheels. Nice contrast...
     
  4. hemihotrod66
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    Any good auto paint store should be able mix you the color and put it in spray cans...They should have color charts that will give you the code they need...
     
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  5. flatjack
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    What Hemihotrod66 said.
     
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  6. Blues4U
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    from So Cal

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    from Mid Jersey

  9. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    In Washington of course:D
     
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  10. jkwincal
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    Maybe my napa store is overwhelmed because I get "what's on the shelf is what I have" and the online Napa isn;t that great, maybe I'll hit up a different Napa store
     
  11. jkwincal
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    Thanks, funny the year selection on the site jumps from 1935 to 1938, I guess 1936 and 1937 were bad years for paint... I will have to bookmark this for other projects
     
  12. jkwincal
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    imagine if... I should call a parts store up there and ask LOL
     
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  14. Dick Stevens
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    What they call Ford blue, I believe, is engine color paint.
     
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  15. There's three 'Ford Blue' colors; light, medium and dark. You want the dark...
     
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  16. Never2low
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    There's a FinishMaster at 4885 Fulton Dr. Suite A Fairfield, CA 94534

    They should be able to make whatever you want.

    Model A Paint Codes

    Color Name; Washington Blue (1931-32, 36)

    DuPont - G8381

    PPG - 1246
     
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  17. OLDSMAN
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    A good automotive paint store can mix paint in a rattle can for you. It’s not cheap but it can be done.
     
  18. custom_lettering
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    I've used these guys with very good luck on a 49 ford blue. After light buffing you couldn't tell where the fix was.
     
  19. jkwincal
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    Thanks everyone for all the help, getting the rattle cans ready
     

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