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    jensenracing77
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    All these years for some reason I have been saying our cars were Garnet Mist. I went to get a really small batch of paint made to paint a set of wheels and was all confused between what I thought and what their documents showed. Well, for some strange reason I thought code N was Garnet mist but it is Royal Mist. So now that I know our cars are royal mist maybe I can find the correct color, lol.

    Does anyone here know the best brand paint to match the original color?

    #14333

    JimNoel
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    Locate an automotive paint supply store that has a “color camera” used to match paint colors. Take off your gas filler door (easiest part to remove with the body color you want to match) and let them make a pint for you. Sometimes they will only make a quart? The result will match your body color best after 50 years of age/weathering. The 1962 Oldsmobile Service Manual has the original RM and DuPont paint codes in the back, however I have not been able to find anyone that can mix paint from these old codes. Brand will not make much difference. My Jetfire station wagon above is Garnet Mist.

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    jensenracing77
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    Thanks Jim. I am hoping to find the correct shade that is not faded. I am going to restore a set of 15 inch wheels for the 4 speed car and put a set of radials on them. I had 13’s on that car that I happen to have that were road worthy but now took them off to put on the 63 I sold. These 15’s will be the tires and wheels I use after the car is finished but need something now also since the 13’s are now gone. I have the original wheels that match and still have the old bias ply tires on them. If those don’t match after I restore the car I will deal with repainting those then. I am hopping to not have to remove those tires because it will likely destroy them. Those will be just for show events because the bias ply tires are from 1970.

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    ncuevas79
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    Jim, I want the silver that’s on your car but I don’t have anything to take to the shop to put under camera so the paint can be made. Do you happen to have anything I can use?

    #14339

    JimNoel
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    I will look and see if I have any paint left over? I do have the 1962 Color & Fabric book that has all the color swatches. Send me an email and we can discuss. jimnoel1@comcast.net

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