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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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91' S540 ltd paint

Have a jewel blue 540 and want to have it refinished and converted the original Black color spec. from 1991. Anyone know how to find the color codes for the black they used and what they used for the topcoat? Anything else to consider that my painter should know?
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Have a jewel blue 540 and want to have it refinished and converted the original Black color spec. from 1991. Anyone know how to find the color codes for the black they used and what they used for the topcoat? Anything else to consider that my painter should know?
Finding the correct original finish colors for older Ibbies has been the big question lately, and there is no real answer other than: refinish it, or settle for the closest color you can find. Yours is a simple one though--black. Just paint it black, clear coat it and call it a day. If it was a PN, that that's a whole big can of worms, but you're getting off easy



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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

Right on....do you know what type of paint/clear they used circa 91?
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Right on....do you know what type of paint/clear they used circa 91?
No--but Rich might.



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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

North Hollywood plate, F serial #
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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

Black is black is black. It's basically the easiest color to match or get right. White can have a tint, but you can basically use any black you want.
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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

Bump...anyone know the kind of paint and clear they used in 1991?
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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

Enamel laquer with polyester clear coat.
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Enamel laquer with polyester clear coat.
Thanks dude.....will post some before/after pics when I get it done.
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Thanks dude.....will post some before/after pics when I get it done.

If you find a good price on polyester clear, lemme know... its also a huge PITA to work with, hope you have a good setup... its about 100$ a gallon as well.
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Re: 91' S540 ltd paint

Will do....My two Robin's are in the shop for some TLC and should be ready this week. I'll talk to him about it when I pick them up.
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