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Norway2112

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Passenger Car Paint Question?
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:52:36 PM »
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I'm about to paint some heavyweight passenger cars for the Southern Pacific.  SP's cars were "Dark Olive" as opposed to Pullman Green.  I can't seem to find such a color available by that name.  Has anyone found a suitable substitute color?

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Re: Passenger Car Paint Question?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 07:25:56 PM »
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check the military colors.   you might find a close match,

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Re: Passenger Car Paint Question?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 02:48:01 AM »
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True Color lists TCP-135 SP Dark Olive as being "In Stock":

http://www.trucolorpaint.com/index.php?p=1_19_Announcement


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Re: Passenger Car Paint Question?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 11:32:59 AM »
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I looked at the True Color website, a lot of color options.  Has anyone used their products before and have any feedback?  It looks like they're all gloss finishes.  I wonder what brands of flat or glaze you could successfully apply over top of it.

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Re: Passenger Car Paint Question?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 12:06:26 PM »
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True Color lists TCP-135 SP Dark Olive as being "In Stock":
http://www.trucolorpaint.com/index.php?p=1_19_Announcement
Also exist one more option for SP colors:
www.p-b-l.com
 http://www.p-b-l.com/Catalog/cfm/catalog.cfm
select "22-Paint/cement..."
and go to page 3-4 ...
1-STR-29
   
SP/ UP/ Rio Grande Dark Olive Paint 1 oz.
$      4.99 
I have no affiliation with PBL....
For some comments about both brand, you can see here:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,2734292
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 12:10:46 PM by babbo_enzo »

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Re: Passenger Car Paint Question?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 06:52:03 PM »
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I looked at the True Color website, a lot of color options.  Has anyone used their products before and have any feedback?  It looks like they're all gloss finishes.  I wonder what brands of flat or glaze you could successfully apply over top of it.

They are very similar to the defunct Accupaint line of paints.  Those were my absolute favorites and I still have a decent supply of Accupaints in my stash.  This paint goes on very thin (more like ink than paint) and it is quite opaque (except for the very light colors, which need white base coat).  Paint quickly dries to a very hard and durable finish, with a semigloss finish (not as shiny as a high gloss enamels but not flat either).  It creates perfect finish for decaling.  You should have no problems uaing Dullcote over it.  Highly recommended.
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