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      norherman


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      Post #65737, posted on 01-26-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have been asked to try and repair a display model from LONG-PROSPER ENTERPRISE CO. LTD. Republic of China Looking for color match for the color they used for bare metal finishes. The model I have is a example of the NWA freighter with color scheme with the big black square on the lower half of the A/C just behind the nose. Any help would be super.

      Dave
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      Post #65738, posted on 01-26-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Matching metallic paint is iffy at best. Even the same paint can look different depending on how it is applied, the conditions (temperature and humidity) under which it is applied, and the nature of the surface to which it is applied. Short of trying to contact the manufacturer of the model to find out what they used (which is probably hopeless in this case), I'd suggest purchasing an assortment of various metallic paints and spraying a test panel to see how well they match.

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