200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Tgarner01
Blue painted Sears lanterns seem to rarely have much paint left.. At least in my case. So I've repainted 3 of them and noticed the older ones look to be a little lighter blue... Anyone have a better paint match than Chrysler blue? Pics for reference:
IMG_20200727_124619_copy_1008x756.jpg  
Two on the left are original paint, two on the right are repaints.

IMG_20200727_124711_copy_786x1048.jpg 
This later one actually matches the vent pretty well. All three were painted out of the same can of paint...

IMG_20200727_124655_copy_937x1249.jpg 
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
Flyboyfwa
I got a can of that and tried it. It came out almost a navy blue. Not even close to the color on the cap or in the pictures of people that used that to repaint a lantern. I also tried to use the often referenced list of paint colors. After looking on line and going to almost every paint store in town I was unable to find the majority of the colors listed. I was told they are old and no longer made. It might be a good idea to update the paint list. 

Has anyone had better luck lately? If would be happy to be wrong here. It would be nice to find a better color like the poster above.
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #06
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
The Coleman Blues 243's #159

ICCC #1741
Quote
OregonMichael
The closest I've ever gotten has been Plastikote #232 Chrysler Blue engine enamel.  Even that was just a tiny bit off, but close enough where it's not noticeable.  I did this set about three years ago, or so...

Sears case.jpg 

I've not looked in a while, but the last time I tried to find it, it was getting pretty scarce.  The local Baxter Auto Parts was the only local place that had it and they had three cans left.  Might be different now.
Quote
Frank6160
I think the plastikote color has been discontinued. You may want to spend the money and go to an auto paint supply store and have it matched. I think it runs 15 to 20 a can.
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
Quote
Chucker
Try using a white primer to lighten the topcoat. Works better with some paints than others. 
Chuck
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
Quote
Rubing
Sourgasjohn had some mixed up at a paint store with good results. Touch base with him 
ICCC # 1402
Quote
Tgarner01
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, not sure I would repaint any of these three, maybe the single mantle... But seems that most of these are missing their paint or rusted badly... At least in my neck of the woods. But as you can tell I've had a few show up recently so there may be more to come?.. still need a red/black big hat... To go with the big hat collection.
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
MotorcycleDan
I ran into the same thing when I did my blue Sears. I could not find the Plastikote. I used the DupIi Color like you did and agree, it is darker.  I am going to try Light Blue Ford Engine Enamel from Dupli Color. It looks real close by the color of the cap. 
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
Quote
Tgarner01
I ran into the same thing when I did my blue Sears. I could not find the Plastikote. I used the DupIi Color like you did and agree, it is darker.  I am going to try Light Blue Ford Engine Enamel from Dupli Color. It looks real close by the color of the cap. 


I'm not familiar with the light blue Ford color. The Ford engine blue im familiar with is pretty dark
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
MotorcycleDan
Tgarner01 wrote:


I'm not familiar with the light blue Ford color. The Ford engine blue im familiar with is pretty dark


My local NAPA store had both, Light Blue and regular Ford Blue. Both from Dupli Color. I need to take a fuel cap in with me to check and see how close it really is.
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
Quote
Flyboyfwa
Here is a cap I tested it on. Same one as the OP. Not even close.
20200728_135845_resized.jpg 
 
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #06
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
The Coleman Blues 243's #159

ICCC #1741
Quote
Tgarner01


My local NAPA store had both, Light Blue and regular Ford Blue. Both from Dupli Color. I need to take a fuel cap in with me to check and see how close it really is.

Thanks Dan, I'll check into it if I plan to paint another one.
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
clifforddward
Without even addressing the availability issues, the earlier posted did hit on an importing point...that being the undercoat (primer).  The tint of undercoat (black / gray / white) will have a tremendous effect on the final color.  Blue colors often respond well to white undercoat to "brighten" the final shade.  Reds are quite affected (positively and negatively) based on undercoat...I often stick to gray for reds as I once ended up with pink when I sprayed red over white.

There is much more involved with this topic, as it depends on the pigments and basecoat, but in general best to test.  
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
ICCC #1955
Quote
Tgarner01
I've always used a self etching primer on my lanterns which is a green color. I could probably spray I lighter coat after that to brighten it up some... I find it odd that all three of these lanterns were painted out of the same can, and each one got darker as I went... Maybe I didn't shake it up long enough... Think if I go shake the empty can it'll brighten them up?... ðŸ˜‚
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
dodge trucker

Flyboyfwa wrote:
Here is a cap I tested it on. Same one as the OP. Not even close.
20200728_135845_resized.jpg 
 

Ive sprayed allot of Chrysler Blue out of rattle cans and that cap looks like no "Chrysler Blue" I have ever used. 

Quote
Tgarner01

 

Ive sprayed allot of Chrysler Blue out of rattle cans and that cap looks like no "Chrysler Blue" I have ever used. 


Looks like Ford blue in the pictures
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote


...
...
Welcome to the Coleman Collectors Forum, an international forum of Coleman enthusiast and collectors, as such people from all over the world come here to read about Coleman collecting, repair, and to meet and make friends. The pages contained here are intended for the use of amateur collectors and people interested in Coleman collecting, restoration and repair as a hobby. It goes without saying to refrain from political posts, personal attacks and inflammatory posts.

Please note, all postings are the personal opinions of the members posting, the owner, administrators and moderators of the forum do not warrant the accuracy of posted information or endorse the safety of such.