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Offline Winstonc

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Boeing light gray paint color
« 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

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
finf a grey yiu like and go with it .. there are 50 shades of grey 😉

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #2 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...

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #3 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!

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #4 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:
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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 11:13:13 AM »
Thanks guys.

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #8 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

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

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Re: Boeing light gray paint color
« Reply #9 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

 

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