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Might anyone have the paint chips and/or recipe for the Tunis Blue and Florentine Blue for 1929?
I am beginning to scrape away rust and to repaint.
Where Are You From? New York
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 MODEL 666
Mike, There are two colors that I can think of by name. My 1926 m Star sedan is Bronze Green, (kind of a gloss Olive Drab green). On 1927 closed Stars and I think on the '26 open cars there was Persian Blue, (Almost a teal color). Not much info, but a start. Regards Curt
I didn't see the color "Black" in the color chart for 1929 Durant. Was Black not a factory color? My Grandfather's first car was a 1929, Model 60 Touring and I was under the impression that it was Black from factory.
Also, I noticed on the parts book that the instrument panel was called crinkled silver or crinkled gold. Does anyone know what crinkled means?
"Crinkled" is what we would now call a Wrinkled finish.
The Instrument Panel on a model 60,Choke Bezel and Ignition Switch Bezel had a Wrinkled finish with a coat of either silver or gold paint on top.
Hey guys, email me or send me in the mail the colors and the formulas for these colors and I'll collect the information and put them together so we can post them on the Tech Page. My email is listed above or you can mail them to me at 1421 Hamptead Terrace, Oviedo, Florida 32765
mike ...send me your address for mailing coloe book..i cannot find my copy of it(your address)...gary
Frank I have quite a few paint chips that I bought from Ray Zenz. I can mail them to you if you think they will help you. Bob
Mike, It is my understanding that panit chips were not widely avaiable until 1928. Someone might check with the Nethercutt Museum in Califorina. They furnished us with a chip for the 1927 Star Persian Blue. I can make a chip for you. It is a great color.
For all of you who have sent me the colors and formulas, thanks. I will compile the list and send them to Rick for the Tech Page.
Not sure why my latest posting was buried in the middle of this forum, I thought postings were cronalogical order. Perhaps an oversite, but I'm sure others would like to know what has happened to the material that was to be collected for posting on the tech page? as well.
The paint color names were provided to Rick who posted them on the Tech page under paint colors 1929 -1932. I also provided Rick with a scan of a color paint chart and list of 1928 colors. I'm sure when he gets time he will update the list. I will try to make it a future project to try and see if we can get actual color scans. The problem with these is that everyone's computer monitor is a little bit different so the color will be slightly different.
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65
When restoring the D-66 I took the bonnet bracket from the cowl to the paint shop and after an hour or so the owner & I settled on International Harvester "Mawson Blue" which is a Teal Blue/Green colour as best match to the underside of the bracket which had the original colour intact.
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 D-66
Phil and everybody that is interested. As of right now most of the names and formulas for the colors used on the Durants and Stars are documented from 1928 till the end of production. The folks at Autocolor Library which can be found on the web, have been mixing the colors for several club members and Rick and Lance has the name of the fellow you can call and he will work directly with you. If you want to take the time, you can go to the below web site and search most of the colors that were used for the cars by name. I know the Leaside Canada plant put out a memo with the standard colors used for the models that they manufactured there, and would charge an extra amount for any other color other than those mentioned. It would also delay a car that was custom ordered by several weeks. You can find that memo over on the Tech page on the Leaside color standards. I'm sure that other Durant plants probably followed as it would have slowed down production to offer "any color you wanted".
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Model 65 4dr