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Title: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: Winstonc on August 04, 2018, 06:22:55 PM
Does anyone have a recommended spray can color match for the light gray in the 737 cockpit (roof/ side panels)?

Thanks

David
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: bernard S on August 05, 2018, 10:12:51 AM
finf a grey yiu like and go with it .. there are 50 shades of grey 😉
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: blueskydriver on August 05, 2018, 12:53:40 PM
I agree with Bernard and with him being in real ones, the grey colors range on the swatches. There is RAL 7011 that most people go with, so shoot for that...

John
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: blueskydriver on August 05, 2018, 12:55:19 PM
WAIT?! I missed Bernard's hidden joke...50 Shades of Grey! In that case the colors might be tainted...EWWWWW!

 :o

John
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: Joe Lavery on August 06, 2018, 09:00:52 PM
John,

I think David means the very pale grey of the side wall panels and the two light grey panels in the overhead
I have looked myself but I have never painted these panels and tobe honest I used white on the side walls.

Perhaps you would know the colour.  :huh:
Joe.
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: jmlohrenz on August 06, 2018, 09:15:54 PM
I took a piece from my panels I got from flightsimparts.com to my local paint shop and they color matched it.
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: mickc on August 06, 2018, 10:06:32 PM
Proper color is Federal Standard 595 - 36440    Used on the sidewalls, roof, knobs etc.     RAL 7047 is an alternative but not an exact match
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: Winstonc on August 09, 2018, 11:13:13 AM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: peterkwu on August 09, 2018, 09:18:35 PM
David,

I used this:

https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-7780830-Stops-12-Ounce-Primer/dp/B000Z8C3PM (https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-7780830-Stops-12-Ounce-Primer/dp/B000Z8C3PM)

It's a primer, so it has a very rough finish. To even out the texture, I sprayed some matte finish on top of it. To me the color looks perfect.

Several pictures are available at:

http://www.fly737ng.com/?p=371 (http://www.fly737ng.com/?p=371)

Peter
Title: Re: Boeing light gray paint color
Post by: bernard S on August 10, 2018, 12:05:45 PM
now yiu have the colour sorted out .. you just need the correct paint...  jetflex..and in terms of price its going to hurt