Post Number: 291
|Posted on Thursday, 06 April, 2017 - 12:58 pm: |
So Tootsie has a few small chips in her paint where the odd bit of gravel has bounced off the body. Nothing major but they offend my eye so I stopped in at my local PPG paint supply and gave them the data I had for Tootsie.
RR code: 9510026
Supplier's code: M062-4848
. . . turns out all they wanted was 9510026. Types it into the computer and says, 1969-72 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, right? Says he doesn't have enough yellow but can have it for tomorrow. Anyway, a half-pint is $70, a pint is $106, and a quart is $160. The reducer (lacquer thinner but slower than the ordinary type used for clean up) is pricey at $28/qt (the recommended mix is 1:1.5). But then he suggests I bring the fuel door so they can color match that with the computer. Says he can give me a better match this way. I believe him. Anyway, I degreased the area, sanded and applied spot putty (lacquer base). Sanded and sprayed gray lacquer primer (sandable type - from a spray can). I mention this because I read in a thread where someone said lacquer paints were no longer available stateside - not true.
Robert Noel Reddington
Post Number: 1369
|Posted on Thursday, 06 April, 2017 - 11:40 pm: |
Afixed to the under side of the hood is a plate with the paint codes on it. 2 numbers if both the same then the car is a single color. the top number is the top colour and the bottom is the bottom colour.
Post Number: 1331
|Posted on Friday, 07 April, 2017 - 07:07 am: |
Very interesting findings there John,
Post Number: 2252
|Posted on Saturday, 08 April, 2017 - 02:20 am: |
There are many localities where the use of lacquer is no longer legal.
It can definitely still be found, but most times people are not talking about touchups they're planning to do themselves but about full resprays.
You'd be hard pressed (though I doubt it's impossible, just difficult) to find a shop that sprays lacquer these days.
I just posted an image of the paint/trim code plate from SRH33576 on rollsroyceforums.com. Here it is for reference here. Notice that what RNR mentioned is true for this plate. I'll have to get a shot of the one from LRK37110, which is a two-tone car, at some point.
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 - 04:43 am: |
Original Lacquer paint was of Nitrocellulose composition. Hard to find, harder to find someone to paint. In the 60's-70's there was acrylic Lacquer, tougher finish, easy to paint. That you can still find and still find someone to paint it.
At least in the states.