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  Acapulco Blue paint formula

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Jorge Garcia
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From: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Registered: May 2004

posted 05-20-2004 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jorge Garcia        Reply w/Quote
New one here! And need some help.
I'm from Mexico and the Dupont suppliers don't know about how to make this color.
Does anybody knows the mix?

Thanks.

mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 05-20-2004 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Under 68 Mustang, give them code D. That color was used for at least three years 68-70. PPG brand paint has the formula in single stage and basecoat/clearcoat urethane. It's also available in the Sikkens brand.

mellowyellow
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posted 05-20-2004 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Forgot! Welcome to Mustangs and More.

Jorge Garcia
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From: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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posted 05-20-2004 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jorge Garcia        Reply w/Quote
I know the codes in 60's was "D" and in 70's "6" , Dupont code nbr: 4857
But the guys from dupont here, do not recognize the number, they just have newones in their system.
My intention is to paint my car Acapiulco blue with white le mans strips so I need the dupont 817 white color mix too. I took the white code from a shelby page.

mustangs68
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From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 05-20-2004 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
I don't know if this will help but the Ditzler code for Acapiulco Blue is 13357,maybe a cross reference to the Dupont?

Also have you tried to contact Dupont Mexico,heres the URL below.
http://www.dupont.com.mx/

sam

Oh and Welcome to MustangsandMore

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carnutt331
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From: Toms River N.J.
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-05-2004 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carnutt331        Reply w/Quote
Nice choice Jorge.I used ppg urethane.Give them a call they should give you the correct #

Tom G
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From: Bethlehem, Pa USA
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posted 06-05-2004 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom G        Reply w/Quote
Welcome aboard! Try a Dupont automotive paint store. I got Clearwater Aqua just a few months ago in base clear.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-05-2004 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I have some PPG Omni AU 2k urethane 1970 Ford code 6 paint, and the number on the can is MTK13357. Hope this helps.

I haven't sprayed any of it yet, but I'm sure hoping it's right.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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Jorge Garcia
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From: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Registered: May 2004

posted 06-11-2004 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jorge Garcia        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your info.
I've call dupont in the states and they gave me the Acapulco blue mix formula.
So if sombody need it let me know to post it!

thanks.

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Mustang 70 Sportsroof
351C-4V Mod. Auto Trans.
9" 3.5 Track lock Dif.
Disc brakes, A/C, P.S., Edelbrock Performer intake, 4150 600cfm Holley

MustangRdr68
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From: Bensalem, PA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 06-12-2004 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68        Reply w/Quote
I plan on painting my car acapulco blue too so if u could post the mix that would be great.

Thx Alot
Mike

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Jorge Garcia
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From: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Registered: May 2004

posted 06-14-2004 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jorge Garcia        Reply w/Quote
This is the formula to make a gallon, if you need a quart just divided the numbers by 4.
First number will be the ingredient and the one to the right the quantity in grams.
828 252.9
4530 425.3
816 507.0
821 582.1
805 603.4
1014 653.0
150k 2057.6
175 3464.8

Data provided by dupont U.S.A.

Jorge

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Mustang 70 Sportsroof
351C-4V Mod. Auto Trans.
9" 3.5 Track lock Dif.
Disc brakes, A/C, P.S., Edelbrock Performer intake, 4150 600cfm Holley

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-08-2006 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
This will be good to keep handy.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2006 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
My bodyman is having a bit of a problem matching this color to the original paint on my car. So far, he's had this code mixed by three different companies, PPG, Martin Seymour, and RM {?} and he has three different colors and metallic grains.

He wants me to come and pick which one I like.

You'd think the same formula would be universal. Maybe this is because it's a metallic?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

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