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1965 Landlord Paint color

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Buickgsman
Can anyone tell me how close the 65 Landlord Orange is to the orange that would have been used on 1968 to 1972 Chevelle's or The GTO Judge orange(same color as the chevelle). Is it reasonably close? Thanks Bob

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JimDk
Here is my project with member firefoxz1's formula for Simplicity paint color. This is 5 parts Allis Chalmers orange, 1 part Ford red, using Valspar paint from Tractor Supply.


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mohrds
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Originally posted by JimDk
Here is my project with member firefoxz1's formula for Simplicity paint color. This is 5 parts Allis Chalmers orange, 1 part Ford red, using Valspar paint from Tractor Supply.
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Which year orange is that for? It looks more like a 90's paint color. Too red for a 65 Simplicity, or maybe it is just the tint of the photo. There are like half a dozen simplicity oranges and they are no where near close to one another. Doug

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MrSteele
Valspar has a BUNCH of rattlecan paints. I have used the Plastikote Chevy Engine Orange on various parts of my 65 Landlord that were removed to allow work to be done around or behind them, and basically have painted the entire machine, with exceptions of the hood and parts of the frame. It is a working machine, and I have had no trouble losing the paint. I am going to see if Valspar has a close or perfect match to that color, and if not, have one made to match. I might finally do a complete repaint if I can get the time. Rattlecans are easier in a way, but a good paint gun will work, as well, just need to have more metal prepped at one time to make it worth the effort.

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JimDk
Doug, I guess that you would need to ask Thom ( firefoxz1 ). I seem to recall that his paint sample was on a flat hood Simp, so the formula may not suit everybody. I like it, as it makes for an affordable, durable paint job. You could also adjust the mix to suit your eye. A few drops less ( or more ) of red makes a noticeable difference. The difficult part of the task is measuring accurately so your batches are all the same color. Jim

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dentwizz
I agree with that valspar formula. I had the paint match specialist at work mix those two colors some months ago. If it's just a worker though, I have heavily considered standardizing on Allis just to make it simpler. Kubota orange isn't too badly off either. The fanciest way would be go to an autobody shop such as NAPA and have them match a sample(like the inside of a side or hood that hadn't seen sun) and get single-stage enamel. A mid-range single-stage enamel usually only runs about 40-50 a quart(enough for 2-3 tractors sprayed). In perspective, the buying two cans and mixing is only off by a little dollarwise but not near as certain or user friendly.

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