The best way to get a match is to go to an auto-body shop that has a spectrum analyser for paint colour matching or a paint supplier with the same. When working in the Luxury Supercar body shop we used one to match paint blow-ins to the surrounding paintwork on cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis etc. as with time the paint ages and shifts away from original code spec. If you can get an area of paintwork that has not colour faded and get that analysed their computer will come up with the mix formula. You can then get that mixed in lacquer in a spray can you can then do yourself. The trick is masking with paper, sanding, cleaning then remasking using plastic - double layered to ensure absolutely NO overspray on any non paintable areas.Does anyone happen to know if there are DIN numbers for the finishes on Neumann equipment? Specifically on Neumann disc cutting equipment.
I’ve never liked painting. I avoid house painting like the plague. So why am I into painting these boxes?
I have a Neumann lathe that needs a paint job. I am loath to disassemble it and send it off to be done commercially. I am doubtful it will go back together as well. This has been the main sticking point preventing further work. It occurred to me last night that this might be the first step in figuring out how to paint it myself without total disassembly.
Suggestion from one of the lathe forums is this crowd but it depends on the original colour - cream or grey?:
The Grey hues category in the RAL Classic color system contains the 38 colors below.