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So I'm building a beetle for my wife. Well I told her i'd paint it the color she wished (mistake) she says "I want a pastel yellow" #1. I am color blind and she knows it. #2. I wouldn't. Know what a pastel yellow looked like if it bit me in the donkey. So I am looking for color choices from people who can see color. Btw asking her has lead to a lot of head scratching lol.

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Testors "Bug Yellow" in aerosol can is a pastel yellow. Another possibility is Rust-oleum "Gloss Warm Yellow", in a spray can also. It's even lighter yellow than the Testors. I've had good luck with both colors, but both will need gloss coats.

To me, pastel yellow is a bright yellow with white added to it. The white tones down the brightness, and lightens the yellow. Ford's "Phoenician Yellow" is an extreme example of pastel yellow (and it's also available in Testors spray). Good luck!

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Pastel colors are soft colors, so bright yellow may not be what she's asking for. A butter yellow might please her. If you airbrush, Testors Light Yellow SKU# 1112TT could make a nice pastel yellow. Even more so if you softened it with a touch of white mixed.

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Dave...go to automotivetouchup.com and have her go through it and pick the color she wants. Enter the make, model and year and you'll get actual factory colors.

Maybe she'd like 1967 Chevy Butternut yellow. Always a nice look!

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Well from a trip to the hobby shop we picked out Daytona yellow I am spraying it later all I am waiting for is her to change her mind

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Too bad, "Bug Yellow" is a great color, to me. I think it's also known as "light yellow", as noted above. Anyway, good luck!

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I have used Model Master #2909 Light Ivory to make a '65 Chevelle SS Showroom Stock. It's on the pale side and was a popular color on many cars of that era.

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She wanted a pastel but as soon as I showed her it she said its not bright enough

Ah yes, a woman in action.

Take her to the paint store and let HER pick the color. Colors don't usually look the same on the computer, either, because of variances in monitors, etc.

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