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Paint

I am looking for paint codes that match the Alhambra tan and Alhambra tan deep. I have the IM-908 and IM-233 but they mean nothing to the local paint shops. Does anyone know of modern paint codes that are close to the original. I have spent hours on line without luck.

Where Are You From? Lombardy, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D 40

Re: Paint

You may want to try here http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/antique.html. In researching paint colors they seem to have lots of knowledge.

Where Are You From? Grand Junction CO

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: Paint

I agree with Tom, Auto Color Library is a great source of automotive paint info, in fact they mixed the paint for my 1929 Roadster and matched the color perfectly. In my case I gave them the color name "Toranto Red" its not Toronto misspelled. They made me a sample and it matched both a sample I on the car and a sample Durant paint chip I had. About ten years ago I went down there and met Jim Wells that showed me around and some of the info he had on file. I don't know if he is still around, but here is the info I have.


Rick


Jim Wells
Auto Color Library
6695 Rasha Street
San Diego, CA 92121-2241
jimwells@autocolorlibrary.com

(858) 536-7960


Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 Model 60

Re: Paint

Thanks guys. I got the IM codes from the colour Library but the local shops can not translate them into BASF,Dupont, etc. I was trying to avoid shipping across the border as I would want a sample before placing the order. I have a US address but it is a couple hours drive. Guess I was looking for an easy way out. There is a really nice ford colour that I like (Chicle Drab and Copra Drab) but would like to stay with Durant colours. It was originally blue but I would be happier with something two-tone. I have seen the Alhumbra colours on the Dietz chart that you sent me. I think they would work well together but I have not found any Durants online painted in those colours. Will keep trying. Thanks again,
Jim

Where Are You From? Lombardy, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D 40

Re: Paint

Look for picture of the late Lynn Meeker's 1930 Durant 6-14 sport coupe. He used the colors you want, but believe they were Model A colors. But that doesn't mean they are not the same.

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Paint

I have been unable to find a picture. I found some in the process of restoration but not the finished car. Any ideas?

Where Are You From? Lombardy, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D 40

Re: Paint

Google 1930 Durant coupe and click on images. The second line down fourth from left is Lynn Meeker's coupe. (they call it a 1932 in some listings) Was a Antique Automobile magazine cover car in their article about Durants.

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Paint

Thanks Ross. Found it. Nice car and I liked the colour. After a couple of tries with the paint shop, I ordered my paint. The lower body is much darker than Lynn Meekers and the top is black but shows a little brown in the sunlight. Not on the '29 colour list but I hope will look good.

Where Are You From? Lombardy, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D 40

 

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