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Old July 28th, 2014, 11:37 PM
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Arles Blue Paint Check

Anyone have a recent repaint in Arles Blue? The sample my paint shop is shooting looks much darker than I recall on other trucks I've owned and seen. They are using the LR424 paint code.

I'd love to see good close up pics of recent repaints in the sun.

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Old July 29th, 2014, 12:43 AM
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Arles Blue

This is a single stage Omni by PPG. I always thought Arles blue seems to look very different with even slight lighting changes.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 02:09 AM
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Plenty of pictures in various lighting from my 110.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 10:14 AM
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Single stage PPG Arles Blue on a CJ rebuilt/painted back in '94/95.
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This is a single stage Omni by PPG. I always thought Arles blue seems to look very different with even slight lighting changes.
Many Rover paints of that era bleached or went milky over time. Camera quality varies to.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Many Rover paints of that era bleached or went milky over time. Camera quality varies to.
I think you're right. The fresh Arles is a deeper blue, but on the older trucks it looks to have faded a bit.

When I get back to Japan in a few days I'll post the sample my paint shop gave me.

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This is a single stage Omni by PPG. I always thought Arles blue seems to look very different with even slight lighting changes.
I'm used to seeing the version on the left (first pic), but the sample comes out more like your right (last pic), but a tad darker. I know sun plays a big factor too.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Things to consider as well are the prep work. The specified primer is very dark and if not used the color will show quite differently. Single stage will also have a different look than a color & clear.

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Here is the paint sample. Pics and local lighting doesn't do it justice. 1st is outside, 2nd is inside under fluorescent.
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That looks a lot like the cheapo rattle can I just bought to try to match the too-dark-blue someone resprayed my truck with. I wanted the rattle can to try to match it so I could spot spray small bits. But it turned out too light for what is on the truck.

In the end, I want to go back to the original Shire Blue, but I can't get a straight answer on what that actually is!
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