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Les at classic dastun is the official supplier of the 'right' blue for the block and the 'right' grey for the tail lit finisher/grill/ hub caps. Classic Datsun Motorsports.

Suitable 'close enough' substitutes have been discussed here several times. Search for 'duplicolor' along with hub caps or tail light panel or finisher.

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I dont know what the code is, but you can order it at Banzai Motorworks and the shipping bla bla.

Dont know the colour code, but I read that Banzai it pretty close to original as it gets.

Chas

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Thanks guys, I did find the classic datsun paint from less on ebay to for 29 dollars something, but the shipping costs are the price of 3 cans ..:sick:

Would it work if I take a picture of the right color on the engine block to a paint shop and let them decide as close to possible?

Just found this on Zcar? The Number is Pontiac Blue DE1610.

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The Pontiac color is close, but not exact. If you want to get fussy, the paints from CDM or Banzai are the right stuff.

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I know your posting about engine paint colors here but, for what it is worth, my ... errr ... I mean YOUR 240Z is painted in a Subaru color --- from about 2004 as I recall! Alan V.

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Some enthusiast here have taken the block to the paint shop and let them figure out proper color.

good advice, i'll think i'll do something like that

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There was no code available on record here in Australia - I asked around.

So when restoring my engine, I took the alternator bracket down to a place that supplied the panel beaters paint. We then spent an hour out back mixing the colour I needed to get what appeared to be an exact match. They then put it into spray cans and I painted the necessary parts. They kept the mix on record so now I can go get the paint anytime. Did the same for the orange on the air cleaner. I was quite particular and you cannot tell the difference.

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Strange there is no factory engine paint code for Datsun to be found, like they just used some random paint color from the shelve.. I can order cans from the US, but the shipping costs are the price of 2 cans, so I'd rather get some paint locally..mmm

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Bart, If you find a local supplier that can fill spray packs. PM me. To mix one can would cost a lot. Maybe we can bulk buy and get a discount?

Im in the same boat as you. All that shipping and taxes its getting ridiculous. At this rate ill spend €5000 on restoring and €10,000 on shipping and taxes.

Chas

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Bart, If you find a local supplier that can fill spray packs. PM me. To mix one can would cost a lot. Maybe we can bulk buy and get a discount?

Im in the same boat as you. All that shipping and taxes its getting ridiculous. At this rate ill spend €5000 on restoring and €10,000 on shipping and taxes.

Chas

If you have a piece that contains the original color let me know, I will take it to the paint shop to examine the color. We can bulk, but I only need 2 cans or so..

Bart

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Do you guys ever use the SEARCH function? We've discussed all this many times before. The original colour had its roots in the Austin-Nissan tie up of the 1950s.

The colour is still listed on the 'British Standard' database as B.S. 18C39, with HMG ( Her Majesty's Government ) Glidden number GL31557, and Glidden number name 'Dolphin Blue'.

I think a Netherlands-based paint supplier should be able to cross-reference those codes.

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Do you guys ever use the SEARCH function? We've discussed all this many times before. The original colour had its roots in the Austin-Nissan tie up of the 1950s.

The colour is still listed on the 'British Standard' database as B.S. 18C39, with HMG ( Her Majesty's Government ) Glidden number GL31557, and Glidden number name 'Dolphin Blue'.

I think a Netherlands-based paint supplier should be able to cross-reference those codes.

So I need to give them BS18C39, correct?

Search Colour - 18 C 39

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So I need to give them BS18C39, correct?

Search Colour - 18 C 39

The website says "The colours depicted are also for guidance only. The displayed colour will depend on your monitor and browser" I hope so, it looks a lot darker than what my engine is painted.

Chas

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Do you guys ever use the SEARCH function? We've discussed all this many times before.

The original colour had its roots in the Austin-Nissan tie up of the 1950s.

The colour is still listed on the 'British Standard' database as B.S. 18C39, with HMG ( Her Majesty's Government ) Glidden number GL31557, and Glidden number name 'Dolphin Blue'.

I think a Netherlands-based paint supplier should be able to cross-reference those codes.

Worst way to start a reply! I use the search first all the time and RARELY get the answer I seek. Today I searched Engine Color, Block Paint and Engine Paint and I got this thread - and a few others. At least after you "made your point" you - ironically - gave us the information we needed. Thanks.

But if you're not doing a concours restoration, Dupli-Color's GM Engine Blue is very close.....

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Worst way to start a reply!

Not at all. I think it was perfectly valid. It's something we have discussed many times in the past. You managed to find this thread a couple of months after the last reply, didn't you?

At least after you "made your point" you - ironically - gave us the information we needed. Thanks.

Nothing 'ironic' about it at all. If I have the answer I'll usually give it. Stop complaining.

Dupli-Color's GM Engine Blue is very close....

Spraying a Nissan engine block in a GM colour might be ironic, though...

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Well I took the code HS30-H gave me to various paints shops, but strangly they couldn't convert the paint code.. so the only will be ordering from the states this summer then. I can't paint the block now anyhow, need to do in the summer months.

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Well I took the code HS30-H gave me to various paints shops, but strangly they couldn't convert the paint code.

I don't know why not. My local automotive paint supplier can cross-match across BS, Glidden and RAL ( the European Standard ) paint codes, as well as custom mix and match to sample.

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I don't know why not. My local automotive paint supplier can cross-match across BS, Glidden and RAL ( the European Standard ) paint codes, as well as custom mix and match to sample.

I don't know either..maybe they are just lazy to look it up

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