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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: Colin Bishop on September 12, 2020, 06:17:45 PM

Title: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 12, 2020, 06:17:45 PM
On my current model liner project the upper part of the hull is green and the underwater section is Salmon Pink which is quite distinctive. I have got some Halfords spray paint for the green but the pink is not so easy as I would prefer to spray with a rattle can if possible. I do have some Vallejo brush paint but spray would be better.

The Salmon Pink is a standard colour RAL3022 and there are places online offering it but after VAT and delivery the cost is rather high for a single 400ml can. Can anyone suggest a cheaper source? All the car paint people ask for specific vehicle colour codes but I just want the generic RAL one.

Photo below is of the builder's model which used to be on display in the Science Museum.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Colin
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: RST on September 12, 2020, 07:15:43 PM
Colin in Inverness I never did find anyone who could put a RAL code together for a rattlecan. They only had manufacturers vehicle mixes.  If I wanted 2k commercial tins from the industrial counter, no bother.  I don't know what it's like elsewhere, they all went water based it seems way earlier up here than England also which complicated things for a while.  I'm not sure about rattle cans, but from memory there's somewhere like "Sovereign Hobbies" that will do mixes for modellers?  Think they're in Buckie though I could never find them when I was passing through. Not sure if that helps.


Rich
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 12, 2020, 07:23:35 PM
http://www.express-paints.co.uk/ral-colours-/


I have used these guy for British Standard colours in the past. Very good, just remember to specify matt, satin or gloss finish.


Might be worth giving them a ring.
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 12, 2020, 08:47:26 PM
Thaks, that looks promising. I will check them out.

Colin
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 12, 2020, 08:59:34 PM
Colin this might be what you need:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAL-3022-Lachsrot-Salmon-Pink-400ml-Aerosol-/323324502575?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10


They can do any finish to order.
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 12, 2020, 09:01:07 PM
Or these guys:




http://www.ralcolours.co.uk/acatalog/RAL_3022_Salmon_Pink_Paint.html
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 12, 2020, 09:02:29 PM
Even more flexible and cheaper:


https://www.riolettcustomaerosols.co.uk/products/ral-3022-aerosol-spray-paint/
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 12, 2020, 09:04:40 PM
Thanks Richard, I'd seen the first one but not the second.

Colin
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: RST on September 12, 2020, 09:35:28 PM
Colin I got a bit mixed up, sovereign do the mixed model paints and  turriff way they are at (I was thinking Buckie models). Actually I was wracking my brains before and I think I used to order form express paints for a while also but many years ago (for cars, not models), didn't know they would do RAL also so my apologies.  And thanks inbuilt Nautilus for reminding me that company!  I'll bookmark them again as changed laptops several times since!
Title: Re: Paint Mixing Supplier wanted.
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 13, 2020, 10:39:05 AM
BB's second site wants 7.99 delivery charge! The other one 5.99. Around 20 seems a lot for a 400ml rattlecan to put on a couple of coats of paint.

Unbuilt Nautilus' link also comes out at 19 delivered.

Colin

Edit: Just found some Kobra paint on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kobra-Paint-LOW511-Aerosol-Spray/dp/B07599SCNR/ref=sr_1_6?adgrpid=53959732555&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhvf6BRCkARIsAGl1GGg1tDilIzl7Gf5j41_ZUWiJX9uPCIu5Oybrb4veupBlPUCJjfgdFCEaAiHwEALw_wcB&hvadid=259083268062&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006742&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12288335625567700466&hvtargid=kwd-299426493550&hydadcr=18511_1754518&keywords=pink+spray+paint&qid=1599990809&sr=8-6&tag=googhydr-21