Re: Scalecoat I over Floquil over styrene
Schuyler Larrabee wrote:VIVIDness is exactly what the Chemist was talking about. And you need a chemist when you're workingMmmm, certainly not what the paint chemist who mixed Scalecoat toldTwo points: first, I was responding to Denny's comment about
with the elements in the coloring agents that go into the paint and you want it to be stable. I
remember that he was lamenting that to create a yellow, EL Yellow, since he knew I was interested in
that, without the ability to use chrome, was a real trial. Sure you can go to the paint store and
get any color you can find matched, at least pretty close. But that's latex, generally, and your
average house painter or housewife who's decided it would be great if the dining room were painted a
nice green is not the same customer who is going to take a bottle of paint and airbrush a swatch of
it onto a card and go hold it against some prototype in a museum and bitch that it's not
Dining rooms get repainted every once in a while, and probably not the same color.EXACTLY<<<< correct, and also will expect that paint to look exactly the same 30 years from now.
There are two ERIE greens. The dark is the same as NP dark green. The lighter color, really a
gray-green, is NOT a match for the NP color. According to Ron Sebastian who has the original paint
materials from EMD, that gray-green color was not used on ANY other EMD locomotive.
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