1. Packfan

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    Guys,
    I was able to locate the correct engine for my GTX thanks to a tip from detmatt1. Thanks Matt! Now I am getting the car ready for the transplant by stripping then blasting the engine compartment. Eventually, the whole car will be done. I am also rebuilding the worn out front end while everything is easily reached.
    My paint code is the '67 QQ1 Dark Red Metallic. I know very little about paint. What is the best source to pick up a quart to do the engine bay? Is a certain brand better than others? Is it a base coat and a clear? Underneath the undercoating there are some really nice samples of the original color and I want the "new" paint to be real close to that. Do I need to buy a couple brands and do some spray outs to confirm? Again, eventually I will need to buy more to spray the whole car and I would like to do the experimenting on the engine compartment. Thanks!
    -Eric

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    • R413

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      Thats is such a nice color on those cars!

      You might want to buy all of the paint for the whole car at one time so there a better chance of it being the same color.
       
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      • HEMI-ITIS

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        Any bodyshop supplier should be able to computer match the color.I would buy ALL the needed paint at the same time to play it safe when it's time to spray the car.
         
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        • Packfan

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          I may drive it for a couple years with the patina look! I actually think it looks pretty cool like that! Don't know how long the paint can sit on the shelf and still be viable. I thought once I had a good paint mix code, I could always go back to the exact mix.
           
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          • Jerry Hall

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            Great color. Any reputable paint supply shop should do a spray out for you. Our local PPG store did multiple spray outs for me when I was trying to duplicate EE1 on one of my 67's. Again I want to express what the others have said of buying all the color at one time. This doesn't mean all supplies needed, just the color. With normal inside temperatures the paint should store for 2-3 years without a problem if sealed properly. If you go with base/clear, buy the amount of reducer, clear, and other supplies as needed.
             
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              In regards to color match and getting it all at one time... that has a lot to do with the manufacturer and paint line. The cheaper it is, the more important to get all at once. If you go with PPG Deltron 2000 or similar, what you get today will match what you get next year.
               
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              • R413

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                I agree low dollars paint is a color match problem.

                I don’t agree on the hi dollar paint buying it at different times. It matters who is mixing it and the calibration of their machines. Slight variances There will change the color you get. Two different people at the same store can make a different color. The same person can make two colors.

                This has been said before, but it all varies the color:
                Spray gun used
                Air Pressures
                Distance from the panel being sprayed
                Color of the sealer you are painting over
                Number and thickness of coats applied
                Humidity & Temperature (Inside and outside)

                So is the same person in the same shop going to paint you engine bay and then paint entire car later on?

                the paint can sit on the shelf In a heated room for a long time. Like inside the house. The hardener is the first to spoil to old age.
                 
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                Bold & Old if its to be......... then its up to me FBBO Gold Member

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                Hi your mail box is full for a PM. @R413
                 
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                I sent him a message as well.
                 
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                  Thanks for all the tips fellas!
                   
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