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Old 03-21-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Color mixing question...

I've searched the FAQ and forum ,but was unable to find this info. Is there a website and/or program someone can suggest to find color mixing info for automotive paint colors (i.e. 3 parts medium blue, 2 parts purple, 1 part red or whatever)? For instance, what colors would I need to mix in acrylics to make "plum crazy" for a 1970 challenger? I do not want to work with enamels or lacquers, at this time. I want to stick with acrylics due to ventilation and workspace issues. thanks
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Re: Color mixing question...

I understand part of your reason behind wanting to mix colors, but why on earth would you want to mix a paint color which is already freely available in hobby paints?
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Re: Color mixing question...

May not be available in acrylic? I don't know. I don't use American brand of paint, but Testors/Model Master's Plum Crazy seem to be lacquer spray and bottled enamel.

You can mix white, clear blue and clear red.
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:14 AM   #4
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Re: Color mixing question...

And if they have it in bottled enamel, they'll almost definately have it in bottled Acryl.

As for mixing, it's all do it yourself trial and error. Noone has collected this sort of information. Get a paint chip or color reference, two or three likely colors, and get mixing. Be sure to test spray (colors will often look different applied than in the botle), and when you've hit on something you like, make enough of it to get through the porject- it sucks to run out!
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Color mixing question...

Well I did this thing in photoshop where I made like 3 blue layers, 2 purple layers and 1 red layer and all the layers at 50% opacity so they would mix and I got this. Im not sure if this is the result you are thinking of. Maybe the way I do it doesnt mix the colors naturally I dont know just check this out.

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Re: Color mixing question...

whitsonracing, thats a good try and maybe give you a general idea how resulting colors, but that won't give you a great color representation. photoshop colors are different than colors you'd be able to buy in actual paints. there are soooo many shades of white and blue and purple you'd first have to find a perfect color match to the color you are using on photoshop. that idea will definately help someone who wants to experiment with mixing different colors and how something unusual like yellow/pink mix might look.
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:21 AM   #7
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Re: Color mixing question...

hey stang, yeah thats what i was thinking too. its good for the general color region, the mix might end up in you never know. if any one wants me to mix colors like the way i did, i can do it pretty quickly and easily
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