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 Post subject: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:31 pm 
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I went all over the place today looking for a small pressure pack of the N9 Navy Blue colour but couldn't find it anywhere. I went to Autobarn, Supercheap, Repco, Autopro, Bursons and also Sprint and none of them had it. The bloke at Repco said that Holt Dupli-Colour no longer make N9 Navy Blue - Really strange considering it is a very common colour.
Anyone know if it has actually stopped being made or have they changed it to another name? The closest I could find was a colour called Vesper Blue which was very close but it was slightly more purple than blue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Congratulations - join us Bermuda Green and Polynesian Green owners.
If the touchup paint booklets don't show your paint code, you'll need to get the paint mixed - I know Autobarn and Autopro mix for tins or spraypack - bit pricey. Just give them the paint code.

Have a look around, might be able to get it mixed cheaper - my local engineering mob do paints and do them cheaper than the above stores.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:44 am 
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Looks like I might have to get it made up from an automotive paint place. Shame they don't make it anymore. I'll still keep an eye out for it just in case some places might have some old stock still on the shelf.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:47 pm 
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Success!!!!
I called into Supercheap in Mildura just before and had another look at their small cans of automotive spray paint and I've found what looks to be a match to N9 Navy Blue...It's so close it's not funny. It's called PowerPlus "Ford Blue".
They also have colours that look pretty much the same as Bermuda Green and Polynesian Green but they are different names.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Be careful though - they may 'look' the same, but it's not until you spray and look at the finish to find it is a different shade.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:17 pm 
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I bought the holts N9 touch up cans not too long ago.

You should be able to have a store track down some stock, should be some floating around still.

Otherwise as suggested have Autobarn mix up a big aerosol can, they work nicely.
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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Just painted the light grey section of my EL Fairmont grill and it came up perfectly....Colour is pretty much spot on. All in all I'm very pleased with the end result.
Will post before and after pics shortly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: N9 Navy Blue - EL Fairmont
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Here is the pics...
The colour isn't 100% accurate but it will do for now. In real life the colour looks pretty close for sure.

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