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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Krylon close matches to factory colors Reply with quote

Some interesting info on another thread

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=421762

Thought it might be more appropriate in the paint section for others to find easily.

Here are my findings

Krylon Jade green vs. L380 Turkis
pretty damn close!! Its a little bit lighter than the og turkis but good enough.

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Krylon Cherry red vs. L456 Ruby red
Close but not as deep as true L456 ruby red, it is a little more bright red than the ruby.Its reported that Rustoleum Regal Red is a closer match.

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Here are some pics from the thread matching other colors

Krylon Fusion River rock vs. L345 Light gray
Krylon Pebble gray is said to be a close match as well

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Krylon Dover white vs. L82 Silver white

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Krylon Almond vs. L87 Pearl White

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Other reports from posters with no pics

Krylon Rust Tough Battle Ship grey is reported a close match for undercarriage factory primer. It does seem VW had different variations for their primer though.

Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Gloss Ivory Bisque vs. L 282 Lotus White. And when I had trouble finding it, I also used Painter's Touch Heirloom White

Please add your matches with comparison shots against factory colors in non faded areas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another one.

Krylon Honeydew Ambrosia vs. L289 Blue White
VERY CLOSE. Pic is bad due to lighting but on the left side almost under the seat frame where the og paint gets no sun exposure the krylon blends in perfectly!

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Here are the two krylon colors together

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Finally after 20 years the bus will have some color again!!

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here is a picture of both Krylon honeydew and jade green (blue white/turkis) on the bus


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea derluftwagen. I was following the other thread thinking we need a krylon/rattle can thread of its own.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any close matches to the 73 white on westy's i think it was called pastel white
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought the jade green for my bug. It's a little lighter than the OG, but will definitely work until I can wrap up the rest of the body work and get a pro-paint job. The spray nozzle is cool too. It went on quickly and smoothly. Good recommendation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found rustoleum almond is almost 77 "polar white". Close enough to paint the seat belt dings on the door.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krylon Jade green......trying to locate this particular color on the krylon site is maddening.All I could spot was a satin jade, Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another pic of satin jade and honeydew krylon

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the jade I found at walmart and the honeydew at true value hardware
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: jade green Krylon Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Tractor Supply Store and bought a gallon on Massey Ferguson grey enamel…its a dead ringer for L469 anthracite. I did a spray out and placed it on top of my anthracite beetle…not even a shade different! 32$ a gallon.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question, My bus is suppose to be turkis/Blue white which i will use the the Krylon jade / Honeydew. What white should i use for the bumpers and window frames?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eguti66 wrote:
I have a question, My bus is suppose to be turkis/Blue white which i will use the the Krylon jade / Honeydew. What white should i use for the bumpers and window frames?


Krylon Dover white = L82 Silver white

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a close match for a L31K sunset orange or L20B brilliant orange?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eschmidt14 wrote:
Is there a close match for a L31K sunset orange or L20B brilliant orange?

Thanks,Eric


http://cgi.ebay.com/New-KRYLON-52411-PUMPKIN-ORANG...2c5712a365

Using the ebay link for reference maybe Pumpkin Orange would be the closest when compared to Brilliant Orange ......This colors does kind looks like Hugger Orange to me - late 60's GM OEM color...

The link also has a chart that shows Krylon colors that some look close to VW OEM colors...Using this chart could help to get close to the color that is desired..
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since these are not actual swatches of paint the match is questionable but here are some possible matches


Hosta leaf = velvet green

Regal blue = Sea blue 1

Satin oxford blue = Sea blue 2

Bahama sea = gulf blue

Castle rock = anthracite

Mountain vew = fjord blue

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few other reports in another thread

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=431871

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The fenders and decklid of my old '68 were painted with Rustoleum Dark Hunter Green. It doesn't really say much though, as I have no idea what color the rest of the car is/was. Very Happy
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Dulicolor engine enamel "Detroit Diesel Alpine Green"
Nearly perfect match for L380 Turkis
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Half of my car is painted with this stuff. I think it looks alright
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GEORGIA CLAY = indian red

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another from split forum

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=432538

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I'm doing a little gauge restoration/customization and have come to the point of needing to match the paint colors that appear on the speedo and clock needles. I was planning on mixing up a small bit of alkyd enamel to do the job, but it turns out I might not need to. I went to the hardware store and the first two spray cans I tested out turned out to be very close to the original colors. They are:

Standard Rustoleum brand: "French Roast" spraypaint. Very close to the (Chestnut?) brown paint used to paint parts of the clock and speedo.

Standard Rustoleum Brand: "Almond" spraypaint. Very close to the off-white paint used to paint the needles and numbers etc.

These are both gloss paints, but can be matted out with a coat of Rustoleum Crystal Clear Matte Finish.

I promise to update with a few pictures once my parts are complete enough to start painting. I apologize in advance if it takes awhile.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a match for L 378 prairie beige??
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krylon Honeydew is Krylon #2335
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