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Vietnam Vet67

What paint to use for this truck??????

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Ok, just a best guess - Chrysler Corporate Blue  - reference PPG code 12785 (from an old can of Ditzler lacquer) - and Dodge truck white.  However, that looks like a recent picture of an older truck so it may have been painted a more modern color.  Corporate Blue looks darker than what shows in the photograph.

more info - http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetail.cgi?ditzler=12785

                           
                             
                   

 

Edited by Muncie

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I was thinking Grabber Blue as well.

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Almost think that, if you looked thru Google Images, at the different PETTY ENTERPRISES race cars, you might find one of the shades of "Petty Blue" & white that would work...…;););)

DJ

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Actually Petty blue never changed but Chrysler Basin Street Blue is the factory name given , any auto body supplies shop could mix up a spray can or a pint of base !

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 3:29 PM, PettyKW43 said:

Actually Petty blue never changed but Chrysler Basin Street Blue is the factory name given , any auto body supplies shop could mix up a spray can or a pint of base !

:):):)

Knowing that there is only ONE "Petty Blue",(did not know the correct name for it tho) and that the pictures on the "net" make them "seem" lighter or darker, that's why there was the ";););)"

Cool to see another Petty fan!!!!

DJ  

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:):):)

Got curious about the "PETTY BLUE" so went into Wikipedia"s history about the color...………...

According to them, the color was created by the PETTY family (this is according to RICHARD ) when they were preparing to paint a racecar, and there was not enough white or dark blue to paint the whole car, and the "blend" of the two colors resulted in "PETTY BLUE".    Cool chunk of history...…..    Loved the story!!!!

DJ

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I was always curious about the story of Petty Blue and looking at pictures of the early Petty Engineering cars ( before Petty Enterprises) I couldn’t figure out where the Indigo Blue part of the equation came from until I looked closely at some pictures and realized they used a dark blue drop shadow on the car numbers! 

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