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DBC not available in the color I need

#1
Hello all.
I’m new to the forum and my name is Rob.

I’m doing a 1971 Dodge Dart and I need some Mopar B3 blue base.
I want to use PPG DBC, but the supply house guy says he can’t mix the color in Deltron DBC. He’s got a mix formula for the color in their budget line (can’t remember the product name now) but I’m not keen on that.

The PPG code is 2018. It’s a light metallic blue and that was the number for their lacquer and enamel.

What do I do In a situation like this?

Thanks
Rob
 
#4
Sure, RM Diamont, Glasurit, Wanda, I'm sure others will chime in with names like Pro Spray, Metallux, Axalta, Standox, Spies, among others. Most major brand companies have an economy line, mid-range line, and a high-end line. Typically you can't go too far wrong with the top of the line from each company, other than their prices.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#5
Rob you have got a lazy Jobber. Tell him you would appreciate it if he would call the PPG Tech Line and get a code for B3 (cross referenced from the old 2018 Ditzler Lacquer code) in DBC or DBU. If he won't do that find another Jobber. I know it's available in DBU because I painted one 15 or so years ago a Mopar B3 code in DBU. If it's available in DBU they have a formula for it in DBC. Nearly all (Dare I say all) of the older colors from the 60's and 70's are available in DBC. Especially Mopar colors. Since we switched from PPG to Axalta at work I no longer have access to PPG Paint Manager software, but I can run it through the Axalta software and get you a Chromabase number which you could take to your Jobber and have him cross references it. Stay tuned I'll get you some info.
 
#7
Rob you have got a lazy Jobber. Tell him you would appreciate it if he would call the PPG Tech Line and get a code for B3 (cross referenced from the old 2018 Ditzler Lacquer code) in DBC or DBU. If he won't do that find another Jobber. I know it's available in DBU because I painted one 15 or so years ago a Mopar B3 code in DBU. If it's available in DBU they have a formula for it in DBC. Nearly all (Dare I say all) of the older colors from the 60's and 70's are available in DBC. Especially Mopar colors. Since we switched from PPG to Axalta at work I no longer have access to PPG Paint Manager software, but I can run it through the Axalta software and get you a Chromabase number which you could take to your Jobber and have him cross references it. Stay tuned I'll get you some info.
Thanks Chris!
Much appreciated.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#8
Well I did a little digging and came up with a couple of Axalta (Dupont) numbers. I then called the local PPG Jobber and gave them the numbers, got the same answer as you did, available in Omni but not in DBC. I still don't think this is 100% true. You may try contacting PPG directly and see if they can cross it over or provide you with a suitable match. I know at one time you could get that color in DBU. Motobase is a quality basecoat you may want to give Chad a call.
Here are the Axalta #'s,
Chromabase:
Old # 4981K
New # 830644K
Chromapremier
Old # 4981F
New # 830644F
 
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