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      Post #69564, posted on 02-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      What is the best color to match wing center coroguard?

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      Post #69565, posted on 02-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I find the most realistic way for corogard is to mix your own paint. This is almost how itís done in real life and results seem to work well for me.

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      Post #69566, posted on 02-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      The look of Coroguard can vary due to at least a dozen factors - the batch of paint, the age of the Coroguard on the section in question, how weatherbeaten it is, what time of day you're looking at it, the lighting and weather, and so forth. I'm not sure there's a hard-and-fast recipe for Coroguard because there are so many interpretations, and many of them are right. Coroguard can be a very subjective color as a result.

      Speaking only for myself, I start with 10 parts aluminum paint mixed with one or two parts slightly dark gray (nothing lighter than Neutral Gray), mixed to what looks right to me. The gray disposes of the "white" value of straight aluminum and darkens it just enough to give it that slightly "heavier" color. Mix it to what looks right to your eye according to your own photos and observations.

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      Post #69574, posted on 02-25-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have found that printing a picture of the color you'd like to use, then taking it Home Depot, allowing the attendant to scan it in the paint color machine, then mixing it for you, to be quite good. The match is almost always nearly perfect to the picture (color) that was scanned. I know the thought of using "house paint" on models may be reprehensible to some, but it works beautifully for me. I use it, quite thinned, in my airbrush, and have found it to work as well as any other model specific paint. I do NOT use this method for the primary, large surfaces, i.e. the white fuselage, polished aluminum underside engine inlets, or wings, jet/engine exhausts, or for any other readily available model paint available for detailed surfaces.

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      Post #69575, posted on 02-25-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      What Jodie said. You can look at the same airplane under bright sunshine and under cloudy conditions on the same day at the same airport and it can look completely different. Pick a photo you like and mix (per her forumula) to match what you see. You really can't be wrong.

      I would also add that scanning, printing, taking to Home Depot, etc is completely overkill. Mixing your own paint at home is really easy, and quite fun. And the worst possible outcome is you don't like it and you've wasted a bottle or two of paint.

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      Post #69587, posted on 02-26-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      You seen this? http://airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=440

      Medium gray and alu mix should do the trick.

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      Post #69592, posted on 02-27-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Medium gray and alu mix should do the trick.



      Typically use the aforementioned formula for Corogard with one minor modification: I use a mix of MM Steel (vs Aluminum) and Aircraft Gray. Here's 'how it looks' on the finished product...

      http://airlinercafe.com/photo_4805.details.large

      The wing leading edges are dull silver; aft of Corogard, Canadian Voodoo Gray. Can't remember the Steel to Gray ratio I used on the model pictured; just mixed until it looked right. Since MM metal and color enamels will congeal (within days or a few weeks) after mixing, I generally mix just enough for one model at a time plus a small 'just in case' reserve for possible touch up.

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      Post #69603, posted on 02-28-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      You seen this? http://airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=440

      Medium gray and alu mix should do the trick.



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