It is possible to match the paint. Optical scanning is
employed to make the mix formula match by PPG and others.
Problem is getting some good paint to scan. Two options.
Take off the hood latch/heater core plate and see if the
underside is still in nice condition. This is usually a
Tower Paints sells original formulation Rootes (and other)
paints. They have it in enamel in a spray can for about
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For instance, Chrysler-UK-Rootes Code 86 Green is #97181DH
This might be cross-referenced, but you'll find the remark
"darker", "lighter", or some other qualifier for their
standard mixes. The optical match is closer, and I don't
think you really want enamel.
This would be good to spray the test panel provided by
professional paint stores. It would be the correct color,
and they could match it optically in their better paints.
The good ones spray a sample up to allow you to compare the
two in different lighting conditions. The test panel I used
was a gloss coated board with a large black and white
checkerboard on it. When you've sprayed it so you cant see
the pattern, you've got enough paint. I covered half the
card when I sprayed, and they covered my color when they
sprayed. Good way to get a real side-by-side. Recommend
polyurethane paint by PPG in there best grade. I wouldn't
use a clear coat over anything but a metallic paint (damn
few Tiger's), as it just doesn't look right on solid colors,
and there is some problems with touch-up and repair.
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