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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:58 am    Post subject: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

I'm considering painting other parts such as the alternator pulley and distributor cap to match the Bosch blue coil.

If anyone has experience with this, I'd love to hear about it and see pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

Sorry no pictures but I remember repainting a coil Duplicolor General Motors Blue (DE1608) as it was very very close and available at most FLAPS. The paint comes out more glossy than the coils originally were so if that matters to you you may need to finish it off with some satin clear to tone the gloss down some.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

Thank you, will check it out!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

The shade of blue changed noticeably in the last 40 years... About 30 years ago I found a spray can at the long-defunct Caldor's department store that was an excellent match to the 12 V coil I had at the time. Like this one (wim3600 gallery):
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Coils in the last ca. 15 years are a darker blue (bhuser).
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Too bad the lighting in this shot is lousy, but you can still see a big variance in blue color (Frederik)-
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2022 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

That lighter one reminds me of either Neptune blue or Capri blue VW colors
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Paint color code, or rattlecan match for Bosch blue coil Reply with quote

I actually found one recently that is a good match. Let me find it
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