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Car is ready for paint. Told guy 918 paint. The car was orange but not sure it was the 918, original paint. He sent an image of fender with original orange and the pint of 918 he bought. 

He said once clear coat goes on, it will be slightly darker. Does this look too dark for 918? it does to me

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Some pictures of my original paint #918. Single stage buffed down to the slick then waxed.

It looks different in different light.

Your paint lid looks like some touch up paint I bought of the www.com. They called it "Mexican orange". Too dark in my opinion. There's a jeep color a few years ago that's the closest I've seen. @Matthew Abate is a very detail specific guy and he went through this too. Maybe he'll see this and share his experience? Now I can show off my car. LOL

Inside the detailer's shop with fluorescent and some sunshine...

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In my garage under LED lights...

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outside, only the sunshine...

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outside at dusk, not very sunny...

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Outside, just the sun after washing...

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Very difficult to tell from here. Light conditions can easy change the look. Nevertheless it seems off. Did he use a paint matching camera?

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Whenever there is a does this look like this color thread it’s almost impossible to tell unless your there standing next to it, your camera takes at one color setting, your phone or laptop views it at another color setting, your brain interprets it at whatever it wants. I always say if it looks right to you it is what it is because that might not be the same color to me


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just came from painters. he had 2 places mix up 918. Dang the difference in the two one was very dark and one very light. I had a spray can of 918 i bought, from https://www.paintscratch.com/touch_up_paint/Nissan/1973-Nissan-240Z-Orange-918.html supposed to be as close to original 918 as possible. I sprayed it beside other 2 and it was pretty close, or better i would say. I am thinking 918 is an approximation instead of a science formula.

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Someone asked about using the computerized paint matching.  I've done it for house paint and it's amazingly accurate.  If you have a part that hasn't seen sunlight, like the inside of the gas fill port cover, or a chunk of the sound deadener under the spare tire, you'd probably get a good match.  They don't need a big piece.

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Didn't @motorman7 do a 918 recently? Somebody did and driving me crazy trying to remember.

Just the other day someone said PPG auto paint suppliers have the old mixtures formulas for our cars. Can't remember that thread either. I'm losing my mind!

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On 3/29/2021 at 2:35 PM, Wally said:

Car is ready for paint. Told guy 918 paint. The car was orange but not sure it was the 918, original paint. He sent an image of fender with original orange and the pint of 918 he bought. 

He said once clear coat goes on, it will be slightly darker. Does this look too dark for 918? it does to me

Wally,

Pierre Z did my car restoration about 19 years ago, and he also did most of the restorations in the Vintage Z 

Restoration Program just before my car.  Needing some touch up paint myself, I just came across this label

and believe it to be the base coat paint used on my car.  The label, seen below, includes the formula and 

manufacturer.  Disclaimer if you decide to use this, but thought it may be of interest to everyone.

Dan

 

 

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Just saw something. Was it @CanTechZ that did a 918 recently? Maybe he's the one I'm thinking of? Please be the one! LOL

Or MotorMan7. Both do outstanding work and I only hope one day I could hire out my restoration. But I'm going to drive it until I can't get wheelchair in the hatch. A folding walker will fit fine until then.

 

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37 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

Just saw something. Was it @CanTechZ that did a 918 recently? Maybe he's the one I'm thinking of? Please be the one! LOL

Or MotorMan7. Both do outstanding work and I only hope one day I could hire out my restoration. But I'm going to drive it until I can't get wheelchair in the hatch. A folding walker will fit fine until then.

 

Sorry, definitely not mine. I'm still in dis-assembly mode. Here is a picture photo shopped with @Wally's picture for comparison. It's the fuel inlet hose protector from the rear right wheel well after the under coating was removed.

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2 hours ago, AZ-240z said:

Wally,

Pierre Z did my car restoration about 19 years ago, and he also did most of the restorations in the Vintage Z 

Restoration Program just before my car.  Needing some touch up paint myself, I just came across this label

and believe it to be the base coat paint used on my car.  The label, seen below, includes the formula and 

manufacturer.  Disclaimer if you decide to use this, but thought it may be of interest to everyone.

Dan

 

 

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Thanks. Cant quite make out the number ratio of the top line. can you see it on your end? Also, do you have a good image of your car you would mind sending so i can see what this looks like when applied? thanks

 

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Going thru this dilemma right now with my current customer . Needed to spray the engine bay . His is a 2/72 .

I thought 918 was the only orange , but when the painter mixed it he said it wasn’t even close . Too light of a color . He took the gas door in and matched it . The paint shop called it code 56? 
It looks  Very close to Hemi orange . Was there two different orange colors ?
Same dilemma with interior color . White or is it off white ?

 

I will add that this car was re-sprayed at one time . 

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57 minutes ago, Wally said:

Thanks. Cant quite make out the number ratio of the top line. can you see it on your end? Also, do you have a good image of your car you would mind sending so i can see what this looks like when applied? thanks

 

Sorry Wally, I would only be guessing.  The first number looks like a “1”, and the other numbers could be

” 0 or 9 or 8”.  Given the other additive codes,  a local auto paint supplier could probably figure the “Red Orange” amount.

I’ll try to get a whole car picture tomorrow, but here are a few in-garage pieces.

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2 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Thank you @AZ-240z. That's the one I remember seeing that looked so good. Right down to the torque paint. Fantastic job. :beer:

 

Much appreciated, @siteunseen . 

@Wally ,  I got the car out into a clear Arizona morning for a few pictures of the 918 finish taken

with my iPad..  I included an under-hood picture for color contrast to validate the orange hue.

 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Wally said:

beautiful. i want to steal your hubcaps

Thanks, Wally.  My car actually came off the deal’s showroom with slotted mags.  When restoring

the car, I found this set of hubcaps with their date matching steel wheels, (matching my car’s

production date) on eBay.   Seems the seller’s dad, when purchasing his 240z about the same 

time I bought mine, had the dealer replace these with slotted mags and stored these originals

in his attic for the next 40+ years.  

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