L87 PEARL WHITE PAINT - PROBLEMS URGENT! help!!!

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L87 PEARL WHITE PAINT - PROBLEMS URGENT! help!!!

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Hi all,

My bus is currently undergoing a full resto. It is in the process of being primed up. I just received a call from the guys who are carrying out the resto, that the paint I had made up from a Vehicle paint shop, looks very very very grey.

Now my understanding, is that L87 Should be more creamy looking and not grey. When the paint was mixed, I gave him the paint code, year of vehicle, make and model.

I would assume that something went wrong when they mixed it? The paint is 2K direct gloss. Any ideas if this paint can be rescued? or should look like that? or if I should be entitled to have it exchanged?

Cheers all!!!!!!!
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Post by BusBug&KG »

L87 has a slight grey tinge to it,BUT not as you say very,very grey.
I suggest they spray a sample panel,maybe the petrol flap and compare when dry,with out photos with a very good res,we would only be guessing.
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Post by JM-Bromley »

The paint shop just sent over a pic. Its not a grey as they made out, but its still grey! I would upload it if I knew how!!!

His going to spray a test card for me tomorrow.
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[quote="JM-Bromley"]Hi all,

My bus is currently undergoing a full resto. It is in the process of being primed up. [quote]

Has the Pearl White been applied yet, or has he sent you a pic in primer ?!

My first stage primer was REALLY grey. :blackeye:
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JonnyCJ wrote:
JM-Bromley wrote:Hi all,

My bus is currently undergoing a full resto. It is in the process of being primed up.

Has the Pearl White been applied yet, or has he sent you a pic in primer ?!

My first stage primer was REALLY grey. :blackeye:
Hi mate,

The bus is being primed, but what he sent me was the picture of the actual 2k Paint that I had bought. Its not as grey as first made out, but is still grey and dont look right at all. Il have to try and figure out a way to upload a pic!
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it can look very different in a tin to when it is on a panel
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My bus is L87 Pearl White and it certainly does not look anything like grey nor really have a grey tinge to it.(It is mostly original paint)
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Post by NUGGET »

Rippers has a thread going, he's just done his in pearl white and it looks a good match, my old bus was pearl White and wasn't quite right, it can be a hard colour to get spot on !
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Post by dottie the bus »

Mine looks very grey this time of year. Looks pearl white in summer though.
I had the same thoughts when first saw mine painted. Get it in the sun and i'm sure
it will be fine.
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Post by Si Med »

I wouldn't say its grey at all. Og paint…

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Post by friedgreedo »

Pearl White/Mango

Not grey!!

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Post by mjknight71 »

search of photos on thesamba http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... 45&start=0

some og paint but not sure what you'll be able to tell from pictures as you have nothing to compare it too....you would need a pure white to contrast og paint against......

if you look at the og colour combos it was put with colours that would suit a grey hue...mouse grey velvet green (also with blue white, blues and greens have similar hues) etc.....sea blau was put with cumulus white though...mangos has gull grey....I wonder what mango and lotus white would look like :? A bright pure white with mango...not sure how they would sit together...you'll probably find pearl white is a dirty white

It isn't till you see some white against another you realise how not white they are
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Does this help? :?:
paint chips we had made up when choosing a new top colour for ours last year.
When I did the tiinterweb reaserch into why they don't seem to match vans on the road it seems like the new type of water based paints are not quite like the originals used to be.
I also stalked buses at shows with these to compare and everything :roll:
As Mabel is nothing like original anymore we went for L80E Hellelfenbein Light ivory and it's perfect for us.
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Post by Lambretta-Tom »

friedgreedo wrote:Pearl White/Mango

Not grey!!

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Now thats nice 8)
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Post by busface »

second from bottom...dont know if it gives a true reflection of the colour

http://www.pre67vw.com/colours/default.aspx?p=7
WANTED rear Valance and engine lid in OG L87 Pearl White
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