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    I have contacted several suppliers about bumper clamp paint ( don't want decals ) and it appears that no one is carring it anymore . I tried to have a paint store match the chip in the Paint and Refinish Guide but the color turned out gray . Anyone have any ideas? Thanks , Norm

  • #2
    Go to a "old time" hobby shop. Ck out the model paint. FWIW
    Paul in CT

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    • #3
      Thanks for the suggestion . There was a hobby shop near by that went out of business a few years ago . I'll have to look around Hobby Lobby?

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      • #4
        Jim Brand can mix you up the proper tint

        The vendor stuff was never right
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        • #5
          I bought a small bottle from Bert's a few years back. I think that small bottle would probably do a couple dozen clamps. Besides mine, I know it has done several more in our club.
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          • #6
            I bought a bottle from one of the main dealers about 10 years ago, and thought the color looked great.
            After I painted my 4 clamps, I should have given the bottle to someone else that needed it because it had a short shelf life once I opened it.

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            • #7
              “Testers” brand model paint. Good Luck. Jeff

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              • #8
                Berts doesn't carry the paint anymore because of the short shelf life . Snyders , Brattons and A&L also don't carry it anymore for the same reason. Norm

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                • #9
                  Check with your local hobby shop, Testors makes an enamel paint that is very close to the original color. Sorry I don't have the color number handy.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the suggestions

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                    • #11
                      The testors model paint that is just about perfect has a name something like General Motors Engine or Ford Engine. I just gave a full bottle to a friend about 5 months ago for his medalions and don't still have it. So you have to trust my memory (and that is your biggest mistake!)

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                      • #12
                        The original color was called Washington Blue.
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                        • #13
                          Norm I am relaying an email message to you from Jim Brand

                          You need "One Shot 158 Dark Blue" to paint your bumper clamps
                          2 1930 Tudors

                          Henry Ford said
                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


                          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                          • #14
                            Where would you buy a can of One Shot 158? Thanks , Norm

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                          • #15
                            When I painted my wheels a couple weeks ago I wanted to match the color to the pinstripe on my car so I went to aHome Depot and got a bunch of sample paint chips that looked close to the color and had my wife (she’s an artist and is really good at matching colors) find the correct color that matched....you could do the same thing for the blue color on the clamps. If you don’t have anything to match it to please let me know and I would be happy to match it up to the stickers on my car and let you know the color.

                            Nick
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                            • #16
                              Thanks Mitch and everyone for the suggestions . I ended up ordering a can on Ebay. Found 4 ounces of One Shot pinstriping for about $13.68 including shipping .

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                              • #17
                                Good deal Norm
                                Jim Brand will be back on here next week after I give him a quick tutoring lesson.
                                2 1930 Tudors

                                Henry Ford said
                                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                • #18
                                  I will be in Branson for the National meet . Hope to see you and Jim Brand . Thanks again , Norm

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                                  • Mitch
                                    Mitch commented
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                                    For sure we will catch up in Branson

                                • #19
                                  Norm here is some more info that Jimbo sent me.!!!!


                                  Full title, "One Shot Lettering Enamel, #158 Dark Blue"

                                  A 1/4 pint is enough.

                                  Purchase on line try Eastwoods Restoration Supplies, some online auto body supply dealers, 'Dick Blick Art Supplies', & 'Suder's Art Store'.

                                  Support the clamp face up, stir the paint and apply directly from the can, no thinners, using a small artist's brush. Puddle the paint so it will flow out not leaving brush strokes & dry over night.

                                  Mistakes can be washed off with mineral spirits and try again.

                                  Ford sprayed the clamps thru a mask using lacquer paint. The results were translucent with a soft edge. That's another lesson.

                                  Jim B.

                                  2 1930 Tudors

                                  Henry Ford said
                                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                  Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                  • #20
                                    I have the mask for spray painting the large and small bumper clamps . It does leave a soft edge as original . I bought it from Will Cronkite a few years ago . I don't know if he has any more . See you in Branson , Norm

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                                    • #21
                                      Originally posted by Norm View Post
                                      I have the mask for spray painting the large and small bumper clamps . It does leave a soft edge as original . I bought it from Will Cronkite a few years ago . I don't know if he has any more . See you in Branson , Norm
                                      Any pictures of the mask?
                                      How is it held in place?

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                                      • #22
                                        I will try to attach a photo . This is my first try at adding a photo to a reply . Here goes . I used a piece of double side tape to hold in place . Norm I believe these were laser cut by Will
                                        Last edited by Norm; 05-19-2018, 07:58 PM.

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                                        • Mitch
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                                          Norm nice job on the photos
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