Formula for "Zenith Blue" Volkswagen paint?

Will Wagner
05-07-2012, 02:34 PM
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: (

Any other suggestions?


05-07-2012, 03:50 PM
Maybe Tamiya AS5 Light Blue with a gloss coat.

Will Wagner
05-08-2012, 08:26 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.

05-08-2012, 09:35 AM
send an email to Jameston Kroon of he can probably get the paint for you.

05-08-2012, 10:13 AM
I would also suggest going to MCW ( 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. (

05-08-2012, 12:16 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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