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Etienne MacGyver
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 11:00:43 PM »

What about "nano" ?? It's living between micro and pico !?

Totally true, but you get my point i guess ?  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 11:20:34 PM »

Sooooo, here's the first test.

Paint wasn't completely dry yet, but I got impatient so I did some first (poor) pics. Lighting is by halogen spots so pretty true.

I think it's pretty damn close, close enough for me ! Not bad for an eye match using a color sample ! Smiley





Will check again tomorrow night after fully drying...
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 06:23:01 AM »

And it's also different between CRT and LCD/LED monitors ....in pro TV studios there are still some CRTs for quality control.

That is mostly for the scanning/refresh part, not for the colour reproduction. Only since 2 years, they start to make custom frequency LCD panels for the higher segment (driven by the demand for 3D though!)

I can also recommend grabbing a Sikkens colour system swatch book at a pro paint supplier. Their colour coding is known by every colour mixer, and it gives you a very accurate swatch set for 25 euro's, holding thousands of colours. Much more useful than stupid RAL swatches.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 10:20:10 AM »

Sooooo, here's the first test.
Paint wasn't completely dry yet, but I got impatient so I did some first (poor) pics. Lighting is by halogen spots so pretty true.
I think it's pretty damn close, close enough for me ! Not bad for an eye match using a color sample ! Smiley


that looks really good, andré, at least judging from the pictures!
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 10:32:10 AM »

Yep thats what I think.And my trusted Fuji camera has never let me down regarding colors.
The match is just as close on the eye.

 I checked again this morning and it still matched great but it was still dark outside and I looked under the halogen spots...

Let's see how they look this afternoon, but I am very confident that it will be great on the cab. The thing is that the paint is on other sides than the decals so you will already have a different "look"/lighting when looking at it.
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2011, 04:21:40 PM »

Just shot some pictures, paint is dry and there was a sunny spell, I totally opened the curtains and....well see for your self:





Im VERY happy ! Even the gloss-level seems to be perfect Smiley

(About the paint, I simply dipped in this stick, that explains the bubbles and stuff)
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2011, 04:27:06 PM »

Looks verry good
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011, 04:37:00 PM »

as far as the pictures shows, its a perfect match !  looking good !
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2011, 04:39:52 PM »

that IS a perfect match - congratulations!!!

just to get this right: that's a color match to the ms pac-man decals from phoenix arcade, right? is there a heavy color difference between the decal and the original colors?
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2011, 05:16:21 PM »

Hah, I was one step ahead of you Ully.

Yes, because I will be applying the Phoenixarcade stickers I naturally matched the color to them.

I _just_ matched the paint to the back of the cab and it's clearly a bit off. Still have to compare it to what I found behind the hand-covers, or how are they called because that was more blue than everything that has been exposed for 30 years...Pics soon. The paint is also a bit more blue and of course it's much more shiny to the matt (what's that in English ?) that was used originally.
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