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With all the hype of the rare Cuda up for auction I was thinking of building a Cuda in the GA4 Winchester Gray Metallic and was wondering if anybody knows of a comparable readily available spray can or craft acrylic paint that would closely approximate it. Not really looking to have to go to a paint mixing shop but I'd be willing to hear your thoughts on something you have used.

Later-

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I thought I was going to be able to resolve this for you quickly, but you may (justifiably) balk at the price.

MCW recently introduced a fairly extensive line of 1:1 automotive enamels designed specifically for airbrushing.  Most are $7.50 a bottle.  Unfortunately, their Winchester Gray is much more

Winchester Gray Met. - Special Order    $18.00

Hope someone can help you find what you need. 

 

 
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1 hour ago, 1972coronet said:

Tamiya Light Gunmetal is quite close . Oddly ( or not ) that was the nomenclature that Dodge used for GA4 Winchester Grey .

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Google images I found seem to indicate Winchester Grey has a bluish tint to the paint, where Tamiya Light Gunmetal doesn't.

https://www.google.com/search?q=winchester+gray+metallic&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS698US698&sxsrf=ALeKk02iiELUTu-aymJLbhm_PT26IzQmKg:1620779899478&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi066rR88LwAhWJHc0KHX9XCIYQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1527&bih=787

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Wow, this turned out to be surprisingly tough.  Touch-up paints are kinda spendy ($30-$45) and my quick Google search showed Dupli-Color doesn't offer an exact match, just a bunch of metallic grays.

Tom, I hope one of the Mopar guys can help you find an acceptable solution.

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I think I would start with that Tamiya color, and tint it with a few drops of blue/green til I had what I wanted. Worth experimenting.

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14 hours ago, bisc63 said:

I think I would start with that Tamiya color, and tint it with a few drops of blue/green til I had what I wanted. Worth experimenting.

That's the best resolve  ; that's a great idea : instill some of Tamiya's Clear Blue into their gunmetal . 

The more that I thought about my original suggestion , the more I realised that Tamiya's aerosol Gunmetal is closer to Silver Frost ( JA5 ) or even the 1974-1976 LA2 silver .

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7 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

That's the best resolve  ; that's a great idea : instill some of Tamiya's Clear Blue into their gunmetal . 

The more that I thought about my original suggestion , the more I realised that Tamiya's aerosol Gunmetal is closer to Silver Frost ( JA5 ) or even the 1974-1976 LA2 silver .

If you read the original request, it looks like he's wanting the paint to be in a spray can, so mixing, or buying the airbrush paint I suggested, aren't what he wants.

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He also asked about craft paint, which would require spraying through an airbrush.

On 5/11/2021 at 1:11 PM, Modlbldr said:

readily available spray can or craft acrylic paint

 

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Everybody,

Thanks for all of the great suggestions. The MCW paint at $18 is not out of the realm of possibility- I recently bought a medium sized bottle of paint for $30. 

I am looking for ideas on spray or airbrush paints so rattle cans or paint mixing works either way. I like the idea of mixing some blue/green with the light Gunmetal too. I just thought that someone might know a quick answer to my question.

Again, thanks for all of the ideas! 

Later-

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