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Formula for "Zenith Blue" Volkswagen paint?


Will Wagner
05-07-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi,
I'm working on a Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle (item 24136), and I need help finding a paint mix.

Tamiya includes a nice chart of color options for their 1966 model kit, and what paint ratios to use to mix a given color. Sadly, the paint I want to duplicate was only used on the 1967 and 1968 models!

Does anyone have instructions for any bug model that includes the formula for "Zenith Blue"?

For reference: it is VW color L639 Zenith Blue, and an example can be found here:

http://www.bustopia.com/vw-original-bug-paint.html (http://www.bustopia.com/vw-original-bug-paint.html)

Any other suggestions?

Will

Kurzheck
05-07-2012, 04:50 PM
Maybe Tamiya AS5 Light Blue with a gloss coat.

Will Wagner
05-08-2012, 09:26 AM
Maybe Tamiya AS5 Light Blue with a gloss coat.

I'll look into that today! I'm also considering finding matching touch-up paint, but I'm wondering if that will have solvents that will melt my car.

BVC500
05-08-2012, 10:35 AM
send an email to Jameston Kroon of scalefinishes.com. he can probably get the paint for you.

Foxerjr
05-08-2012, 11:13 AM
I would also suggest going to MCW (http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com/). I got two exact paints from there for a 1956 VW Bus I'm doing. Of course, always use an automotive primer under these lacquer paints.

The VW paints are all available but are a special order. Look at the bottom of this page. (http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com/paint/misc.html)

Kurzheck
05-08-2012, 01:16 PM
My local NAPA auto parts mixes spray cans for me all the time. I use Plasticote T235 Grey Sandable Primer under them with no issues.

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