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Cargo Grey

Postby buckaroo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:33 pm

Hi, does anyone know the correct paint mix for Cargo Grey? (W) 1966-1970 i.e. CMYK or a very close Pantone Colour chip.
I have spoken to a couple of paint finishers and they have all given me different information.
It seems that every manufacturer today seems to do a shade of Cargo Grey but I would like the correct period colour for my truck.
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Re: Cargo Grey

Postby Neil » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 am

I think paint blends from the 60 s will be very different today just experiment until you think it looks right,, or look at coachpaint :idea:
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Re: Cargo Grey

Postby Adam mk1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 am

I also want do my mk1 grey, but cargo grey ive seen looks a bit pale, german mk1s look a bit dark, 2 pack paint looks to shiny, so not easy to get the right look, 50 shades of grey!!!!
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Re: Cargo Grey

Postby Neil » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:34 pm

light gray . gray . dark gray, what ever you paint it no ones going to say hey that's the wrong shade of grey
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Re: Cargo Grey

Postby Adam mk1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 pm

Cargo grey is the correct colour but in some old brochures from the 70s i have somehow doesn't look right, did they change the shade or is it older grey transits ive seen on film are they in technicolour
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Re: Cargo Grey

Postby Adam mk1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:44 pm

I can understand he wants his truck right not near enough that will do, im always looking at cars skodas a bit dark, new fiesta still a bit dark, try and find old paint cards might help
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