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PEPPE Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:05 am

i have a 01/55 oval, color L41 black. i have to repaint the gas tank, that is the large filler one. og paint appears to be dark gray as color, but on several restoration appreat to be usually repainted black.
which is the correct color? thanks, Peppe

From later in this thread
Gary Bell wrote: Ok so I finished sanding out my tank tonight...... Sanding the clear down to get ready for the L29 blue grey.

I have hunted down the mix for Glasurit:
VOLKSWAGEN - L29 BLUE GREY
Glasurit Line 22


Target ltr kg

Base Amount Cumulative UNIT
M26 358.3 358.3 g
M60 290.3 648.6 g
M974 39.4 687.9 g
M77 13.1 701.1 g
522-322 380.5 1081.5 g

I am not sure what we are going to do about matching the gloss but will let you guys know.

EnzoRocks wrote: I got this off the Glasurit web site...my local glasurit shop didn't know what the code was. This is for the 22 line and then the 68 line.


VW - L29 1955-1955
BLUE GREY AD2220

22 Date: 23.08.05 PG: I

M+A Farben 200 g 0,3 l 0,5 l 1 l 1,5 l

M26 66,2 107,7 179,6 359,1 538,7
M60 53,7 195,0 325,1 650,0 975,1
M974 7,3 206,8 344,8 689,4 1034,3
M77 2,4 210,7 351,4 702,6 1054,1
522-322 70,4 325,2 542,1 1084,1 1626,2


VW - L29 1955-1955
BLUE GREY AD6801

68 Date: 06.09.05 PG: I

M+A Farben 200g 1 l 2,5 l 3 l 5 l

T920 65,1 351,9 879,7 1055,6 1759,4
T002 108,2 584,7 1461,8 1754,1 2923,5
T900 115,3 623,3 1558,4 1870,0 3116,7
T141 117,7 636,2 1590,6 1908,6 3181,0
568-403 200,0 1080,8 2702,0 3242,4 5404,0

Black58EuroBug Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:12 pm

Hi! A black tank is a replacement tank or a repainted tank, the correct color of an original tank from 10-52 until the early 1960s is L29 gray-blue, I tried tracking this code down and it is impossible to find anywhere. However, there are a couple other pieces in the car also painted the same color, such as the two piece heater connection covers under the rear seat and you can drop off a piece and have the color matched.

PEPPE Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:00 am

thanks, i wil find a match paint. i will provide a code so that all can have a usable color code.

Mr. Bungle Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:37 pm

good info, black58.

and good job on your site.

Jerry J Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:23 am

PEPPE wrote: thanks, i wil find a match paint. i will provide a code so that all can have a usable color code.

PEPPE, have you had any luck coming up with a paint code or paint ID?

PEPPE Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:34 pm

Sorry for the delay.
We found the closer match is RAL 7011 from Standox. Paint man however corrected a little bit the phormula by eye
As soon as I paint it i will post photoes.

radrob Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:43 pm

I bought this tank already restored and this was the color. Not sure if its the right color though.

John Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:57 pm

As far as I could tell the top picture is my untouched 57 tank painted the original color....the bottom picture is my attempt to match it. It's way too light.

John


Wiggy Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:49 pm

Unrestored tank on my 55 vert:



After resto:



Definately a bluish gray.

Sommer86 Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:30 pm

the same would go for a '57 oval hardtop right??? I just might repaint mine now. Thanks

Mike

RareAir Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:12 pm

2splits wrote: After resto:



Definately a bluish gray.

What's the consensus on body color-matched fuel tanks? Most of the Convertibles I've seen have body color-matched fuel tanks, especially Iris Blue cars.

Wiggy Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:14 pm

[email protected] wrote: 2splits wrote: After resto:



Definately a bluish gray.

What's the consensus on body color-matched fuel tanks? Most of the Convertibles I've seen have body color-matched fuel tanks, especially Iris Blue cars.

Not on 55's.....guaranteed.

Wiggy Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:21 pm



Hard to tell from the pics, since the OG gray looks similar to the bluish gray. But I had both color matched and they are definately different.

Now, split convertibles I believe had body colored tanks.

Wiggy Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:25 pm

On this pic, look at the very right of the tank compared to the body...you can see they are different....


53 0val Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:07 pm

I see lots of high dollar restorations that miss this little fact. If you paint your tank gloss black you're gonna lose points when the car is judged. L41 was never a tank color. :wink:

vwovalguy Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:08 pm

My 57 unrestored vert has a color-matched tank in shetland-grey metallic

Will post a pic later

53 0val Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:09 pm

radrob wrote: I bought this tank already restored and this was the color. Not sure if its the right color though.


That is pretty damn close. :D

Wiggy Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:16 pm

53 0val wrote: I see lots of high dollar restorations that miss this little fact. If you paint your tank gloss black you're gonna lose points when the car is judged. L41 was never a tank color. :wink:

Agree. Most splits should have had a dullish black gas tank.

coad Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:24 pm

I'm not arguing with you guys, but if only replacement tanks are black there must be one heck of a lot of replacement tanks out there. My old 54 had a black tank and I'm 99% certain that it had never been hit or had a reason to have the tank replaced.

53 0val Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:30 pm

Was your old '54 a black car? :?



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