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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Paint mixing FAQ Reply with quote

This thread should contain information on paint mixing or color codes for modern paint that will match VW paint codes.

Glasurit formulas:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55922

PPG codes in the Technical area of the site:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/colorstype2.php
(Links to Bus page but has links to other Types)

L466 Silver Beige

L 249 Dove Gray (Bus Hubcaps)

Online paint chips:
http://tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another link with codes and further links

http://mysite.verizon.net/res8xdt9/#1957

touch up paints aerosals and paint pens

http://paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/log_affiliate.cgi?AFFIL=1144
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Sikkens! Reply with quote

One more brand to throw out there is Sikkens. Very popular in Europe. I worked at a shop in Northern California where we used it exclusively. They have high quality products, and paint matching online.

http://www.sikkenscr.com/sikkens/corporate/color/color.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just recently posted a link to an og color code book.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3207877#3207877
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: L74X OR L274 Reply with quote

can anyone give me the technical details of the L74X cargo room paint as used in -68model commercial vehicles or "panel vans", or the L274 leight beige ??? THX in advance... talking about vw colors "L74X" or "L274" makes my painter get grey hair. thx in advance. cya ffred.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this site that has the codes/paint chip catalogs and you can order directly from the site.

http://tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/acl_files/volkswagen.html
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Paint code for engine tin? Reply with quote

Anyone know the paint code for the bug engine cooling tin? Or is it just semigloss black? THX
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code Reply with quote

Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code

I need your help, my painter cannot find a PPG Mixing code/formula for L51 Bordeaux Red.

Any help would be appreciated.

thx.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried a second attempt at a scan, making an attempt at dupont chromabase, instead of PPG this time. after an initial scan, and a sample mix, without the clearcoat on it, it looks right on, or at least a 99% dead match in my opinion. i only purchased a pint for the time being to two tone the wheels, body will be at a later date. i did keep a second copy of the mixing formulas, for future mixing needs. they only keep that on file for about a month, and then who knows if it will scan back correctly the next time. if anyone wants the formula, let me know, i will post it.
thanks for your help guys!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ENGLISH COLOR IN GREENVILLE TX HAD ALL OR ALOT THE OLD VW PAINTS FORMULAS IN THE SYSTEM !!! THEY HAD MY AGAVE L240
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: L 428 Graphite Silver Reply with quote

Does anyone knows the mixing Formula of colour L 428 Graphite Silver?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have it listed as graphite silver poly
L428 Ditzler Code 31900
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code Reply with quote

AZVDUB58 wrote:
Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code

I need your help, my painter cannot find a PPG Mixing code/formula for L51 Bordeaux Red.

Any help would be appreciated.

thx.


I cannot seem to find the code for Swamp green which is listed for wheel color on my 60. what is L51 for, body or rims?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

L360 Sea Blue. Anybody tried mixing this before?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: pop top Reply with quote

can anyone suggest a paint for westfalia pop tops?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint for poptop? I would use gelcoat. Though I am only a novice painter. I have redone a couple of small boats. I figure saltwater and sun is more harsh than the road and sun. It's easy also.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: 57 beetle paint codes Reply with quote

My car is like a green met. but I can't locate any number on the car and found out there's green diamond and almond green both listed for 1957.. my car is a standard coupe with semiphores , left drive, km speedo, and basically original and if I ever paint it I would like to do it in the original color.... Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone happen to know the modern PPG color code for L240 Agave Green?

Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: primer color for panel interior Reply with quote

does anyone know of a good match for the primer color for the interior of a 59 panel? Thx
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: L99D Reply with quote

Was wondering if L99D is available.
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