DEC colours

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Mon Nov 15 12:16:32 2004

   If you take a sample to a store that sells automtive paint they'll match it up exactly.* There are LOTS more automotive colors than home colors. After all, the auto manufacturers come out with new colors very year. You don't paint your house a new color every year do you? Once you find a color match how about reporting it here. Maybe someone will collect all of the reports and make a cross reference.

   *Well not just any store that sells auto paint. Discount Auto Parts and the like only sell what comes in spray cans. Go to a store that sells auto paint to paint shops. They custom mix everything.


At 01:28 PM 11/15/04 +0000, you wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 23:22 -0800, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> Any local paint store or paint department in the local hardware store
>> should be able to do a computerized paint match if you bring in a sample.
>> I used Behr color swatches from the Home Depot to match the colors for the
>> PDP-1 replica I did and they came out *very* close.
>Agreed. The matches tend not to be perfect, even without taking sun fade
>into account. For a computer where it'll be indoors anyway they're
>probably acceptable though!
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