Colour Help

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Colour Help

Post by SiJackson » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 am

Hi Folks
Does anyone know the name of this colour? or even a close modern match?

Image59-ac-ace-bristol-dv-19-ai_01-800 by simon jackson, on Flickr

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Re: Colour Help

Post by nikbj68 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:21 am

It looks like the AC colour “Light Maroon Metallic”, if that’s any help. 👍🏻
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Re: Colour Help

Post by clive » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:38 am

Looks similar to a certain Greyhound?

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Re: Colour Help

Post by SiJackson » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:00 am

It looks non metallic though, thats why i'm stumped. Ive sean the same photo with a desription of Svecia Red but i thought that was muh lighter. Is the Greyhound a solid colour or metallic?

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Re: Colour Help

Post by nikbj68 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:14 am

Cheers, Clive! I don’t think our Greyhound is the original colour, Dad had it matched for some minor repairs. It is non-metallic.
Svecia is a lot more ‘letterbox’ red, Rouge Irise is a more browny-burgundy...
I only have a photo of the original AC colour chips, and the names/ codes are unreadable on the non-metallic colours.
Rangoon Red is nice!
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Re: Colour Help

Post by clive » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:08 am

Do you have a registration number for the Ace in your picture? If so, perhaps we can trace the owner through our member's database.
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Re: Colour Help

Post by nikbj68 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:47 pm

Looks like a non-UK event, and an early flat-screen Ace, so unlikely to be one of our members, possibly not even an ACOC member.
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Re: Colour Help

Post by Frank289 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:18 pm

What i always do?
I go to my painter shop, tell him the color i prefer. then he goes in tha database of his paint supplyer and looks up all the colors of layers also untherground. believe ig or not it make sometimes a huge difference. then he make a excample and we talk about it a bit more this or that and he makes it. doesnt cost anything more only i know absolutely that i get the color i anted. if its any help for u
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Re: Colour Help

Post by SiJackson » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am

I've got three colours picked out so far and we are going to paint some of the panels this afternoon and get them out in the sun and see which one we like the most. I've had a colour in mind for about two years then had a wobble once decision time came along. Never easy is it?

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Re: Colour Help

Post by clive » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 am

It was the hardest decision I made. My car was booked in to be painted silver like Gerry's demo 289 but was delayed for a couple of weeks. In the interim I saw a picture of Richard Stubberfield's blue 289 and I was sold.
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