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Ford Oyster Gold Metallic- where to buy?

jimboh1

Alphans
Hi Everyone-

I'm building Sky1 and Skydiver, the old resin kits and am looking for a rattlecan of this paint. I'm in western Canada, so any leads pointing me to such a thing would be greatly appreciated!

Jim in Calgary
 

HUNCH

Alphans
England would be the place to look. Barring that, try mixing mostly = parts gold, silver and olive drab- then airbrushing it on. It will appear too light at first, but after weathering its a dead match.
Jim from Jersey
 

Captainplaid

Alphans
Howdy Jim,

I'm Michael also liv'n in Calgary we should talk?

In regard to "Ford Oyster gold" and other paint colors used on the shows? These are paint colors made strictly for the overseas market? Even though Ford is an American company you won't find it this side of World we live on. This discussion came up a long while back and so far i don't believe? Any of our North American Anderson fan's have found a match that is closest to this color? What is frustrating is i often fly over to London and stay as i am Flight crew for Air Canada but it is illegal to bring back on Aircraft ahhhhhh.

What i could suggest to you and for all of us on this side of the planet? Is see if we can ask for the help of our U.K. members? Is to pay someone in our group for their time and to buy the paint and make us "paint chips"? Large squares of plastic card painted with grey primer then painted with the paint? With this you being (us) in (Canada) could go to Canadian Tire which as you probably know has a huge rattle can isle of all type and makes here in North America? Buy a few tins of color's that seem best match and work at it till you find the best possible match?
Mike
 

Captainplaid

Alphans
Ahhh see our buddy Jim in New Jersey figured it out? Canadian Jim you should check our American Jim's Sky one? Suuuuuuperb craftsmanship and it will help you ton's on your Skydiver project as well.
Mike
 

HUNCH

Alphans
Beat you to it Mike :lol:! How have you been buddy?
Yes, having someone in England spray up some paint chips would be the best way to go, as you can dab a tiny dot on it as you mix until it dissapears, then you know you have it exactly. Thats the method I used when JD (ETF member) sent me a chip from NewZealand. I'm sure there is some spray that is close enough too, IF you have a chip.
So... who can prime and paint a bunch of chips for the rest of us? Anyone?:D
 

Guest01

Alphans
Its no prob sending stuff over guys ,esp the colour your requiring about ,as im in the process of using it.I take it the postal service wont allow aerosol cans thru the post?
 

jimboh1

Alphans
Its no prob sending stuff over guys ,esp the colour your requiring about ,as im in the process of using it.I take it the postal service wont allow aerosol cans thru the post?

That's my understanding... I've spoken toe a few of the parts departments here in town and they say there's a local place (Barry's Paints) that they go to for obscure paints; one simply needs to tell them the Ford 'code' for the paint- do any of our UK friends have the Ford 'code' for this paint so that I can hopefully order up a few cans from Barry's?

TIA,

Jim
 

JWGoode

Alphans
As an alternative, I find that Tamiya's aluminum oxide can of "Champagne" gold is excellent. I believe Mamas also uses a version of Champagne gold, which is where I got the idea from originally. A bit light on first impression, after adding the tan & bronze panels & weathering it's great.
 

tweaker

Alphans
Well, let's see what I can dig up on my end by this coming weekend. I guess I can go to one of the local body shops or to a Ford dealership and see what I can find out.
 

alfalfa

Alphans
:think: Maybe we should have a sticky somewhere about what colour everything is, eg SPV, SPC, SkyDiver, Mobiles etc.

Also where to get the paint from?

I keep having these thoughts, they hurt.
 

JWGoode

Alphans
Here in the states, it's known as "Ford Oyster Gold Metallic"
used from 1963 to '79 & also simply "Oyster Gold" '76 to '80.
Can be mixed by your local auto-body paint supply with a PPG No. 24567.

I didn't get the newer urethane price, but a pint in good old lacquer is
$95 US.....GADS...Must have REAL gold in it. Nothing is easy!

If anyone uses the Halfords spray would be much nicer, simply for the fact you're not buggering up an air-brush & making a horrendous mess with clean-up & use of a respirator for deadly FUMES...
 

HUNCH

Alphans
I saw an old semi parked out back at work and I stared at the color of it scratching my head goin "Damn, that looks familiar". Then it hit me- SKYDIVER! The truck was dirty and ugly and without a doubt a dead ringer for the subs color, so I new the color had to be here in the states, just didn't know what it was called. Ford oyster gold , huh? Guess I should have got off my butt and tried to find a real dealership instead of relying on the internet!
 

terryr

Alphans
For people in North America there may be another way.

You would think the basic colors it's made from would be the same anywhere. If someone in Britain would go into an auto body paint supplier and ask for Ford Oyster Gold, the chart would show up on a computer, telling the Paint Man what paints to use to make it.
12 parts this
7 parts that
4 parts other
1 part etc.
The cans of colors should be the same anywhere.

If someone in Britain could just write that down the formula and put it on the web we could check if our paint guys knows what it is.
 
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JWGoode

Alphans
As stated above---the correct number to mix this color in the US is
PPG No. 24567....

Do people bother to read these threads anymore??
 
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