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I AM LOOKING FOR SOME 1970 B5 BLUE PAINT. ANYONE HAVE A LINK OR SOME?. ENOUGHT TO DO A HOOD BUT WILL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET?
 

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I AM LOOKING FOR SOME 1970 B5 BLUE PAINT. ANYONE HAVE A LINK OR SOME?. ENOUGHT TO DO A HOOD BUT WILL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET?
Bobby, PPG can supply the b5 blue.
Question is do you need base coat , enamel, acrylic , ect.
Not sure what's on your car now.
If it is 50 yr old paint you should get with a body shop or paint supplier who can do a camera computer scan / shots of your original color.
That will be you best chance at a close color.
Just me but I would consider painting the cowl and fender tops to pull off a decent match.
 

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Take a sample to a PPG dealer and have them scan it with the Prophet. Best chance you have to make it match.
 

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Bobby, PPG can supply the b5 blue.
Question is do you need base coat , enamel, acrylic , ect.
Not sure what's on your car now.
If it is 50 yr old paint you should get with a body shop or paint supplier who can do a camera computer scan / shots of your original color.
That will be you best chance at a close color.
Just me but I would consider painting the cowl and fender tops to pull off a decent match.
Listen to this guy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Lots of different shades of B5 through the years. Even different paint manufacturers will be different. Even painting the doors a different day from the body can get you a mismatch.
 

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It was repainted in b5 single stage. the hood had been damaged prior to me purchasing the car. It was done in the new 3 stage blue similiar but still a shade off, I am gonna try the best I can to match it when I re do the hood. Is ot necessary???? yea but we know how that goes..
 

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Take a sample of the old paint to a PPG paint store and have them scan it with a rapidmatch spectrophotometer. You aren’t going to just buy paint that matches that well unless you know what was purchased before (exactly).
 

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B5 in single stage will definitely be a tough, if not impossible match to single stage. It will shade.
Needs to be matched with a part off the car, a spectrometer will get it close. A good paint guy or gal with a keen eye is needed to hone in.
Base/CC and blend it for a better color match as B5 has mica in it.
Modern paint formulas are done by volume weight of many different colorants in the old days they shot the colorant from a dispenser from a spectrum of limited colorants a raw goods/colorants have changed over the years. B5 would have been converted at some point and considered a match to modern colorants/bases regardless if it was PPG, Xalta, Spies.....doesn't matter.
Single stage is easier thought of as pigmented clear for a more simplistic understanding.
Blend the basecoat and panel clear it with a medium solids clear, as these cars see little sun or step up to HS if you wanna throw some more dough at it..

If it is a Tri-stage, its BC/CC and a blend. You may better served seeking a custom painter locally to do it on the side.
 
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