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Matching Colors

Bob Chaparro
 

Matching Colors

1942 photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017877998/

Caption "Laboratory worker at the research laboratory at the C & NW RR's [i.e. Chicago and North Western railroad's] 40th Street yard, examining paint samples used on freight cars and coaches of the railroad, Chicago, Ill."

For all you folks who lose sleep over getting the exact color match, here is your spiritual ancestor at work.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Jerome (Jerry) Albin
 

The technician is not matching paint colors. He is examining painted "Q-Panels" that have been cycled through a UV Weatherometer test machine and/or a salt spray cabinet. The tests accelerate fade and wear characteristics of paint samples.  Regards Jerry Albin

Charlie Vlk
 

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The CB&Q Aurora, Illinois Testing Laboratories were doing paint sample boards like those in the 1880s.   They had to rely on sunlight and snow/rain/ice to weather them.   I wonder if that is why they were called “Q-Panels”???

Charlie Vlk

 

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The technician is not matching paint colors. He is examining painted "Q-Panels" that have been cycled through a UV Weatherometer test machine and/or a salt spray cabinet. The tests accelerate fade and wear characteristics of paint samples.  Regards Jerry Albin