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sermey
Posted 2020-04-13 8:21 PM (#596795 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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1959 DODGE Paint Chip Set Ditzler: (as this seems to be forgotten, here again) This sheet shows the original color references on the various paint probes, individually stuck on a page.

Today the exact definition of colors is described by the additive RGB (Red-Green-Blue) or the complementary subtractive CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Key Black) codes, mostly used in the graphics industry and generated most programs with color options by entering the corresponding codes.

Using homogenous white light, a scanner delivers very accurate and reproductive results on a file. These can be used to verify or compare the color of a new paint with the original color. Just scan the new probe and compare the resulting color codes.

The Original Paint Chip Set for 1959 DODGE has been scanned at high definition and cleaned without affecting the colors. For homogenous results, the color codes then have been picked (50x50px) and the values insert in the attached Paint Chip, here at limited size (144dpi, 250k) in JPG (01) and PDF (02).

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(1959 DODGE Color Ditzler 144dpi.jpg)



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wizard
Posted 2020-04-14 6:14 AM (#596814 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: Re: "Make-Up" your Car!



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As Always, our Serge goes Deep into the issue at hand and delivers very accurate results.
This would work best on solid paints, but metallic is more difficult;

I have several paint chip charts for ’60 Chrysler, both in paper form and digital ones – if you take my color, Bluegrass Poly (Metallic), none of the paint chip charts resemble even the slightest to the actual original color.
The only “dead ringer” I have is a hopelessly warped original paint sample in my ’60 dealers album. All the colors is fantastic clear, but unfortunately, all warped and stuck together after years of storage under wrong conditions.

I had the original and the new body paint scanned and managed to get a 98% match after some extra manual blending and I have the formula for this paint now. As you all know, 98% isn’t 100%, so one can see the difference.
For to try to match the duller magnesium metallic used at that time (nowadays aluminum (too shiny)), there’s actually no metal flakes at all, but instead pearl which gives a softer tone.

I have an acquaintance in Västerås that works as a special paint technician, he informs me that there’s a method to get next to exact match, but it’s very costly (around 10000 SEK) and they need a piece of metal with the original paint. Then they use a spectrometer for to detect every color, tone, shade and hue and for the classic cars they use a special clear coat with flattening agent (less shiny).

With this method, they painted a ’60 Pontiac blue metallic after a front end crash, to a resemblance that the owner couldn’t tell which paint was the old or the new.

There’s supposed to be a company in Holland that can blend colors with modern components after the original receipt, rumor tells me cost about 5000 SEK.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-14 12:04 PM (#596821 - in reply to #560027)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!



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sermey - 2018-03-16 3:18 PM

SHORTENED 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible: Why not the other way down: a Roadster?  - SERGE -  :cool:

Total length: Original 553cm, Shortened 488cm



The problem with these shorties that people actually build is that they don't move the rear wheels back to maintain proper proportions. They look tail heavy. Sorry for my lacking photo modifying skills but you can see what I mean.





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sermey
Posted 2020-04-14 4:12 PM (#596837 - in reply to #596821)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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NicksGarage - 2020-04-14 6:04 PM
sermey - 2018-03-16 3:18 PM

SHORTENED 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible: Why not the other way down: a Roadster?  - SERGE -  :cool:

Total length: Original 553cm, Shortened 488cm

The problem with these shorties that people actually build is that they don't move the rear wheels back to maintain proper proportions. They look tail heavy. Sorry for my lacking photo modifying skills but you can see what I mean.

You are right, Nick! Not correct proportion. Now I corrected it with the flat version based on your sample, the car length still remaining the same (488cm).  Thanks for your creative input.  - SERGE - 

 

BTW: Now this file with the many layers has a size of 3.9Giga!



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(SHORTENFlat 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible 450-72 moved rear axle.jpg)



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