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thought I'd post under the live steam section because the paint is to be used on a 7.5 inch gauge locomotive. Does anyone know the correct color match for Southern RR green paint as used on their passenger locomotives?
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Not sure if you can find this 'off the shelf' but a technique I've used is to send a sample of the paint I want matched to a company such as http://www.match-it.net/ or http://www.paintscratch.com/. They will prepare a custom mix and guarantee that it will match. I ussed paintscratch.com to match paints on an Aster 232 U1 and was very pleased with the results.

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Rustoleum High Performance Enamel in a Hunter Green gloss is the closest match you can get for off the shelf for SRR green. Other than that, getting a paint sample from the Southern Historical society and sending it to PPG or Paintscratch is your best bet.
 

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if you have a color that you want, most auto supply stores have an instrument that can match the color. For example, if you bought a red car 4 years ago, the factory red color has faded a little bit due to the weather; the instrument measures the change and will give a paint sample that now matches the color of your car. I imagine they could match the color of any engine, car, etc.
 
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