Red fender must die! Paint question.

xiero

 
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I have one red fender that sticks out like a sore thumb, and one black one that isn't too bad, but while I'm getting rid of the red one.... :mad:

I searched and was unable to find any info on a rattle can that closely resembles dune beige (I think dune beige is the color I have). I'd like to get the fender as close to matching the rest of the tub as possible until I have the time to paint the entire thing next spring.

What is the closest rattle can color to my tub?

Thanks for helping.
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Check with your local auto paint supplier..most can put any color into a spray can for you. This will be more expensive than off the shelf stuff..maybe 35 bucks or so, but will be an exact match.
 

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If your Dune Beige is really faded/oxidized and you're going to paint the whole thing in a few months, just prime it grey! :)
 
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I took the boards suggestion and went to an auto paint store. The guy checked the code and a half hour later handed 4 rattle cans of perfectly matched paint.

Each can was $20 - OR if you got 4, it went down to $11 per. Wierd huh?
 

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Get a Harbor freight gravity cup gun on sale $14


buy a pint of acrylic enamel in Dune Beige from your auto paint store.. $12

the only downside is you will paint your whole rig piece by piece once you do the fender.
 

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Just prep and primer the whole thing. Then you'll be half way there when you do paint.
 
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I have an extra gallon of Dupont Centari that I'll sell to you along with the correct amount reducer and hardner. I was gonna paint my hardtop but I'll never get around to it. It is Coronado Beige.

Great paint IMHO and a correct Toyota color. I don't have the years it was available for the 40's however. Send me a PM if interested.

Good luck.
 

xiero

 
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I couldn't find any paint in a spray can that matched - I tried and it looked bad. I decided to just rattle can the entire thing. Decided on Allis Chalmers Orange. I was going to paint one of my Scouts that color, and never did.

Also got a bezel.

It is truly a 10 ft paint job. It will hold me over for a year or so. After I got it buttoned back up, I put the top back on as it snowed last night!! The top isn't painted yet, I'm going to wait until it warms up.

My only regret is that I didn't take the hood hinges off and paint them black. I'll probably do that next weekend. They look funny orange.

A couple of pics from more than 10 feet. ;)
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