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      Post #67595, posted on 06-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Is there a rattle can that come close to the FedEx color?

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      Post #67596, posted on 06-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes:

      https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X303


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      Post #67597, posted on 06-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Note that the Xtracolor is the old scheme purple crown color, not the current color.

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      Post #67598, posted on 06-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      When I was making the FedEx decals, I worked with Dave Hannant to get a paint produced to exactly match the purple on the decals. He sent me a sample when it was ready and it said X303 on it, but somehow things changed before mass production and the number got changed to X349.

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      Post #67599, posted on 07-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      While the previous responses are almost helpful. Steve is looking for a rattle can match. Sorry, I can't help

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      Post #67601, posted on 07-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      If you're looking for a spray can (I despise the term "rattle can" - it makes my teeth hurt), I can only suggest looking at car paint. You're not going to find model aircraft paint that matches it. There are ways to get custom mixed spray paint, but I've never done it myself.

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      Post #67604, posted on 07-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for all the advice. Matching the decal to the color chart on my computer looks like Tamiya TS37 or PS10 close match. I'll give it a try or mix my own. I hate, Hate mixing. No matter what you mix and match, it always dries a darker shade.

      I'm taking a shot here, I never bui t KLM because I could never match the blue and Brad Shinn steered me to the perfect Tamiya spray can and now I'm building several KLMs. Only have plans for this one FedEx.

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      Post #67606, posted on 07-01-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      So you mix it a little lighter knowing that it will dry a little darker. It's like anything else: you only get good at it by trying. I rarely use any model paint other than black and white out of the bottle. I mix 99% of everything I spray.

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      Post #67608, posted on 07-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Do a google search for the Tamiya TS-37 and PS-10 and look at the images, I think you'll find that neither of those will be that close.

      Also wanted to ask, if you're going to try mixing your own color, how did you intend to apply it? If you are going to airbrush, take a look at Tamiya X-16 purple or the Gunze purple in the jar.

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      Post #67612, posted on 07-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      BTW...the Gunze (Mr. Hobby) aqueous hobby color is H-39.

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      Post #67632, posted on 07-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The Tamiya sprays were way off so I mixed my own last night. Near match but when applied it seemed be a little too light and reddish. Should have left it alone. I applied a second coat to one side and it became too dark, the side I left alone dried to a pretty close match. I was still drying last night so I will have to see how it looks in the daylight when I get home later.