Scorpion colour question

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Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:57 am

Hi Guys,

Looking for some colour help please.

So I am working on an 1982 Scorpion for my son and have come to the stage of nearly ready to paint. Took the paint code (WJ -polar white) into the local and got 4 litres of acrylic (Protec). Have done some initial edges etc and found the colour to appear a little different to what is on the car - looks almost a greenish-cream instead of more white-white. See contrast on front corner of guard and bonnet.

Thought someone might have a polar white car and know if this is what the colour should look like? (Car has been repainted previously)

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby Sigmaproject » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:52 pm

My Wagon is Polar white. A couple of times I have bought spray cans in Polar white and they are slightly different to the colour of the wagon..and each can is different to the other can.
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:27 pm

Sorry, photo maybe didn't come through. Will try again.

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby Scorpma82 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:40 pm

I've noticed that, despite being the same code (and even blend/mix), different paint brands will have a different variation of the same colour......Also, the way the paint is sprayed and dried will change the final result
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby C_Fernance » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:27 am

The colour of the undercoat/primer will effect it too. A light undercoat will result in a lighter final colour then if you use a dark undercoat.
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:36 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Have decided to go with the paint I have. Although a little different to what is on this car and also a spare parts car (also Polar white and different again), the colour isn't bad.

I sanded some of the new paint back with 1200 wet and dry and the colour looked a little more whiter rather than cream.

Besides, the wife says she likes it rather than a stark white-white and reckons it has character, and also besides the whole car will be the same colour - so what is the problem? Guess it all makes sense....

Back to masking up.

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Wed May 06, 2015 2:27 pm

Well the painting is finished, colour has finished up definitely more cream than white, but it looks OK.

Some colour sanding has brought out a little more white.

Onto more sanding and buffing.....

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:55 am

At last it is finished. Lots of little things that take up lots of big time. Colour looks OK.

The hardest thing - fitting the side protection strips and getting them level.

Next is a roadworthy cert. Should be fun.

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby mitscol » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:02 am

Lets try this then.....

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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby Sigmaproject » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:36 pm

Looks brand new :thumpsup:
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby Scorpma82 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:09 pm

Very smart looking.....the GE flutes in the guards are a neat trick too
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby ozdusterdave » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:07 pm

My LC lancer is Mitsubishi Warm White..a greenish cream..Looks the same as what you have there.
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby endlss » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:56 pm

damm thats what mine looked like before we painted it black,
and my white had a green fade in it to
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Re: Scorpion colour question

Postby nicem8 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:31 am

looks great, your son must be very happy

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