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[Spridgets] Can't color match Sprites?

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Subject: [Spridgets] Can't color match Sprites?
From: "Linda Grunthaner" <grunthaner@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 08:25:29 -0400

I found this post on the britishcarforum.com regarding the inability to
color match our Sprites any thoughts? I was going to have someone perhaps
Macco use their color gun to get a close mix what do you guys think?


62 California Sprite (Pinky)




If you are trying to match an original sprite paint with a pre set color
code...forget it. I spoke with Donald Healey about this very subject once
many years ago. He of course said you can't match using the original
formulas. "The painter on the line would paint a car red and then if the
next car came along was tagged for blue, just poured blue in with the bit of
red stirred it and painted the car". So you see all you guys out there
trying to match your original paint using an formula will likely not find
any kind of match outside of pure luck and if you match an existing color on
the car it will be faded and won't look anything like it looked when new. I
can go to any British car event and hear the guys claiming to have their
paint matched to an original factory paint chip or panel from a car and have
a bit of a giggle.

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