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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: L13M Saturn Yellow 1973 ? Help ! Reply with quote

I'm having trouble finding this color in a BC / CC .

does anybody have a line on this color ?

I'm looking for it in SIKKENS but having trouble finding the exact color.

thank you in advance !..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the glove box door or gas door in original paint?

If so take it to an auto paint supply shop and have them match it to your color. I have had problems with color codes not matching or even coming close for that mater.

Just a couple months ago I gave my paint supply shop a color code for Bahama blue and it came out more like mint green.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: L13M Sport Bug - Saturn Yellow Reply with quote

Sadly I have already sanded the gas door and the GLove Box door is Plastic ( Super Beetle ) .

the Only Parts that remain Yellow are some spots under the hoods and that paint isnt exactly coated like the exterior paint usually is.

The Local PPG guy has my color in OMNI but not in OMINI PLus or Deltron and I hear OMNI is not that great of paint.

funny that AKZO / SIKKENS does not list Saturn Yellow, L13M but does list the other yellow of 1973 L13K. oh well,.. I'l find something in a Base Coat.

thanks..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omni is in fact ppg and i have a fender i painted nearly 5 years ago and still looks like it did when i sprayed it. have had no issues with it. its ppg paint with an omni name on the can.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Found my Paint ! Reply with quote

My Sikkens Rep was able to match the paint using the Colormap system and supply Autobase Plus !

all is well, sprayed Base this morning after epoxy sealer.. ready for clear in the morning.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

post some pics when its done!
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1970 Beetle Convertible (under restoration) SOLD
1970 Sedan (fresh restoration)Trophy Queen
1973 Super Beetle (Totaled in '99)
1972 Standard Beetle SOLD

looking for a 1969 Beetle hardtop

i mess with sasquatch on weekends.

jmsmilin wrote:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Saturn Yellow L13M Reply with quote

base coat on and 3 coats of Clear, let it out in the sun to help settle the paint job , next sand with 400 or 600 and spray another coat.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks awesome! i had a 72 standard that color. it grows on you for sure! id say another two coats of clear then a good buff job will make it look like you can swim in it.
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1970 Yukon Yellow Sedan 'Puddin' SOLD
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1970 Sedan (fresh restoration)Trophy Queen
1973 Super Beetle (Totaled in '99)
1972 Standard Beetle SOLD

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: rattle can help Reply with quote

So the html hexadecimal code for Saturn Yellow (L13M) is #fde522. When compared here: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colormixer.asp
against Krylon's John Deere Yellow Farm and Implement paint (#FFE030), it is nearly spot on. Another option if the paint is faded and aged a bit, is to go with Rustoleum's Sunburst Yellow (#F7DA00). Hope this helps out all the DIYers like me.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had gone through all the hard work to get my car as straight as he did, there is no chance I would even consider using either of those 2 paints on it!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, if you've got the money , go for the best. If you don't, you get to settle with the cheap stuff for quick touch up work.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigblue wrote:
omni is in fact ppg and i have a fender i painted nearly 5 years ago and still looks like it did when i sprayed it. have had no issues with it. its ppg paint with an omni name on the can.


Omni is simply a low buck paint line that is sold by PPG with their name on it to ensure some people will buy it. It's NOT the same as DBC, DBU, or any other higher quality PPG paint product. It's bottom rung. I've used it plenty on cars that are owned by people who can't or won't spend the money to buy better quality paints. The only trouble I have with Omni base coat is any possibility of a color match in spot repairs. It's not a terrible paint by any means.
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