Paint codes

Started by 94touring, May 11, 2009, 08:01:10 AM

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Richard1

Red is an interesting color. you can sway it orange, pink, or black. I wanted to be in the middle, with no tones either way, but that is just my opinion. The saloon posted is one way to disguise the darkness of the Tartan - putting black on the roof, so it contrasts. If the roof had been white, the red would look much darker.

MiniDave

I painted my Jag black, and when I went to the paint shop they had 8 X 10 sheet metal examples hanging on the wall to help visualize the color - now I thought black was black but no...........they had about 6-8 different black panels hanging up, and it wasn't till you saw them all side by side that you could really see the difference. I chose blue black, but there was red black, orange black, brown black, grey black, white black (?!) green black and maybe a few more....

He said the color with the most different shades - and the hardest one to match  - was white!
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Spitz

I'm a long way from painting...so unsure of what type/brand.
That Tartan does look good also

tsumini

Quote from: 94touring on March 02, 2015, 10:29:52 PM
This is tartan red also.  What brand of paint are you going with? 


Yeah I like this formulation also looks real close to what my car has. but I only have photos with flash with dull finish but shade looks close.
Dan can you give details on this paint brand type is it RD9 or variation?

94touring

Rd9 and dupont base coat/clear coat.

tsumini


94touring

Just updating for future reference but tartan red if I didn't already meantion is the same as Milano red from a 93 Honda.

tsumini

Quote from: 94touring on August 07, 2015, 12:21:40 PM
Just updating for future reference but tartan red if I didn't already meantion is the same as Milano red from a 93 Honda.
Thanks for the info. I was trying to get some mixed with color matching but will use this code to order. Thanks again.

SomethingNew71

I'm a web developer for my day job.  I would be happy to build a super easy to use site to search for colors on the car.  If you all keep posting color codes and samples here I will keep adding them to the site.  Give me some time and I'll get something up.   4.gif

94touring

Absolutely.  There is an Excell file in here that has pretty much all the codes.  The problem is not every manufacturer has formulas.  Tcpglobal however has a great site for looking up original codes and giving you the option to buy paint.  What I'll do a lot of times is buy a quart from them of say acrylic enamel to spray floors or hidden areas, and use it to be matched in dupont if they don't have the formulas.  Putting everything in one easy to find page with examples of the colors would be ideal.  Having all the paint on hand would be even better!  At least in this thread we're getting some of the formulas or equivalent colors out there.

Richard1

I use this site. Then buy a 250ml mix and spray it. If I like it, great, if not I look for something else.
http://coloronline.glasurit.com/index.php?

SomethingNew71

Hey Everyone I converted the Excel document to a Google Sheet online so anyone can comment on it and add color codes they know are correct.  Each comment will require approval so that we can confirm the source data ahead of time.  If you do add any comments to the document PLEASE add a source.  I won't add any codes to the website unless they are sourced.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NfUBDfQglyzFXnV18AtIeSZf7AMB6r1_Fh8fcDMLhvc/edit?usp=sharing

SomethingNew71

Version 1 of the site is live.  Let me know what you think!!

www.colormymini.com

LilDrunkenSmurf

Awesome, thank you very much! I'd say the only thing, is when I typed my colour, the "years" where way out of order. Not that it matters.

SomethingNew71

Quote from: LilDrunkenSmurf on September 23, 2015, 08:59:54 AM
Awesome, thank you very much! I'd say the only thing, is when I typed my colour, the "years" where way out of order. Not that it matters.

No problem I will add it to my fix list. ;D  Which color were you searching?

LilDrunkenSmurf

Quote from: SomethingNew71 on September 23, 2015, 09:05:30 AM
Quote from: LilDrunkenSmurf on September 23, 2015, 08:59:54 AM
Awesome, thank you very much! I'd say the only thing, is when I typed my colour, the "years" where way out of order. Not that it matters.

No problem I will add it to my fix list. ;D  Which color were you searching?

British Racing Green.

94touring

#41
Thanks that's awesome!  I can't seem to view the british racing green codes though, the pull down menu blocks the codes. 

So I'd like to add a few formulas/equivalent colors that cross match in Dupont. 

1: Tahiti Blue 97-00 = Biarritz blue, code h9820 K
2: Tartan Red =Milano Red 93 Honda 466283 K

Almond Green 97-99    1212/HAK    Dupont Code:  F2075
Amaranth Mica  96-99    1223/KMN    Dupont Code:  F2173
Amethyst Met  90-98    864/KMD    Dupont Code:  H9348
Brooklands Green 98-99  1265/HFB    Dupont Code:  F3725
British Racing Green 2  95-99  1216/HAM    Dupont Code:  F1086
British Racing Green 3  99-00  1279/HFF    Dupont Code:  M0063
Caribbean Blue Met  90-96  911/UME    Dupont Code:  H9350
Charcoal Black  96-97  1207/574/LVD    Dupont Code:  F0044
Cranberry Red  90-94  940/COX    Dupont Code:  N9552
Electric Blue  93-97  997/JSA    Dupont Code:    L9912
Flame Red  92-97  100/CPQ    Dupont Code:  H9863
Hawaiin Blue Met  99-00  1298/JFK    Dupont Code:  F3726
Island Blue  99-00  1277/JFU    Dupont Code:  F5133
Kingfisher Blue Met  95-97  1228/JAX    Dupont Code:  F1499
Monza Red  98  1253/590/CCZ    Dupont Code:  F1893
Mulberry Red Mica  99-00  1274/CDM    Dupont Code:  M0063
Nightfire Red Pearl  96-00  916/COQ    Dupont Code:  H9352
Nightfire Red 2 Mica  95-00  1217/CAQ    Dupont Code:  F1408
Ocean Blue  93-97  1097/JRN    Dupont Code:  L9757
Old English White  93-00  1205/NNX    Dupont Code:  L9945
Paul Smith Blue  99-00  1269/JFL    Dupont Code:  F5090
Pearlescant Cherry  88-96  843/COG    Dupont Code:  F0038
Pewter Grey  97  995/LAL    Dupont Code:  F1000
Platinum Silver Met 90-00  1209/MNX    Dupont Code:  F1498
Polynesian Turquois  92-95  966/UMG    Dupont Code:  N9888
Primerose Yellow  99-00  1262/FAH    Dupont Code:  F9637
Quicksilver Met  90-95  906/MNF    Dupont Code:  K9268
Quicksilver Met  92-95  1200/MNF    Dupont Code:  H9809
Solar Red  98-00  1278/CMU    Dupont Code:  F9364
Storm Grey Met  90-94  876/LOZ    Dupont Code:  H9347
Surf Blue  97-99  1239/JEN    Dupont Code:  F3722
Tahiti Blue Mica  97-00  965/JRJ    Dupont Code:  H9820
Volcano Met  98  1230/EAC    Dupont Code:  F2498
White Diamond 88-93  854/NMN    Dupont Code:  H9760
White Diamond 2  90-99  1218/NAL    Dupont Code:  F1413
Yukon Grey  90-98  1240/LQS    Dupont Code:  F3723

94touring

#42
Have another code to add. 

Edit.  This code was two shades too light but code cg48 in Nason was a match. 

MiniDave

Hope it matches better than the stuff I had mixed up!

BTW, I had the code for the OEM paint - champagne beige - but who knows what color it actually is.....
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

94touring

This code is .5 on the formula output to the actual color, which is not recognizable to the human eye.  Close enough for me ;)

MiniDave

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Funpig

I hope you guys can help me.... I am looking for the modern equivalent to the BMC Canyon Grey, Tweed Grey and Dove Grey Color codes.   The guys at the paint shops here cant seem to help me.   The above list is great and I am hoping that you can lead the way.   Thanks in advance!
MikeB

94touring

Quote from: Funpig on January 08, 2016, 04:39:04 PM
I hope you guys can help me.... I am looking for the modern equivalent to the BMC Canyon Grey, Tweed Grey and Dove Grey Color codes.   The guys at the paint shops here cant seem to help me.   The above list is great and I am hoping that you can lead the way.   Thanks in advance!
MikeB

An option I resort to once in awhile if no one has formulas is have http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/  mix you a small batch of the color in acrylic enamel, spray a test panel, take it in for matching.  Then use the enamel for floors ect...

Wasabi

Quote from: SomethingNew71 on September 23, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
Version 1 of the site is live.  Let me know what you think!!

www.colormymini.com

Great resource!

For version 2: Would be sweet if there were a photo or drawing of a Mini and the color selected "painted" the car. 
For version 3: Would be sweet if there were several Minis on screen to compare colors (could be last few colors searched, or a list/search box to set each one).

94touring

Hey the bluepotato just painted a car tweed grey, perhaps he has a formula. 

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