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Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk
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56D500boy
Posted 2016-10-20 6:08 PM (#523939)
Subject: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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I want to clean-up and paint the surface rust on the inside edge of the trunk of my 56 Dodge Custom Royal before I install the new rubber gasket that I bought off eBay in the groove in the body (which I have cleaned up and spot filled ready for paint). I have tried a few "grey" paints on the trunk lid (bottom side) but they don't really work (match). If I had a code, I could get some made up but I can't find/don't know the code. Or what is available off the shelf that works (??)

Any leads/suggestions will be appreciated.



Edited by 56D500boy 2016-10-20 6:09 PM
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christine-lover
Posted 2016-10-20 6:42 PM (#523945 - in reply to #523939)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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That grey paint varied between plants, time, etc., it's been reported that left over paint would be added to it as well to save some cost instead of throwing it out.
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56D500boy
Posted 2016-10-20 9:10 PM (#523955 - in reply to #523945)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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As the Brits would say "Bl**dy Hell"

I could get the paint colour-matched if only I could figure out a way to get the trunk lid into one of those scanners the paint guys have.

Thanks for the reply.
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2016-10-21 8:52 AM (#523979 - in reply to #523939)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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Here iN Edmonton, Sconut (Gord) had the paint scanned and mixed at a local body shop supplier, and they call it "Gord's Grey". So, anyone can order it now.
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-07 7:13 PM (#549953 - in reply to #523979)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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Ended up deciding that TremClad (Canadian Rustoleum) (Gloss Dark Grey) was close enough. I'm about half done and my neighbour sees it and suggests that I should use a flat paint, not gloss.

Opinions? The inside of the trunk lid is gloss but the trunk floor, etc. I'm not sure.



Edited by 56D500boy 2017-10-07 7:15 PM
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2017-10-09 12:32 PM (#550033 - in reply to #523939)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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Semi-gloss.
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-09 12:51 PM (#550034 - in reply to #550033)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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miquelonbrad - 2017-10-09 12:32 PM
Semi-gloss.


Good(ish) answer. RIght in the middle.

Problem: Tremclad Rust doesn't come in either Flat or Semi-gloss grey. At least that is what I found looking yesterday.



Edited by 56D500boy 2017-10-09 12:52 PM
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LostDeere59
Posted 2017-10-09 2:28 PM (#550038 - in reply to #550034)
Subject: Re: Looking for the grey paint for the underside of a 56 Dodge Trunk



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Didn't there used to be "flattening" agents you could add to gloss paint to achieve a semi-gloss or even flat finish?

I could be mis-remembering, or maybe newer paint chemistry doesn't allow that kind of additive anymore.

There's this . . .

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/how-to-flatten-gloss-rus...

And . .

https://www.google.com/search?q=paint+flattening+agent&source=lnms&t...




Gregg

Edited by LostDeere59 2017-10-09 2:32 PM
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