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1968 Jaguar E Type

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    Fran
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    Jaguar Heritage in England is building six new Lightweight E Type race cars. Here is a link to the announcement:
    http://www.gizmag.com/continuation-e-type-jaguar-prototype/33312/

    Attached is a pic of the prototype displayed at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours:

    We are restoring a 1968 Jaguat E Type and want to paint it this metallic silver.
    I contacted Heritage and they indicated that the metallic silver paint is a proprietary color only for new Lightweight buyers.
    The closest that I have found is BASF Carizzma light silver. Was wondering if anyone had any experience with this paint and/or pics to share? Any other ideas on how to replicate this Lightweight metallic silver? Thanks very much.

    #47762

    Anonymous

    It looks to me like Alubeam Silver or Liquid Metal (found on Mercedes and Porche). I was just doing a sprayout card on it today. BASF more then likely uses the specialty pigment in the carizzma colors. They definitely use it in some of their Foose custom colors.

    #47763

    Fran
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    Hey, thanks so much. That really looks like it.
    After looking at pics of a Mercedes SLS with alubeam and a Porsche with liquid metal as well as a Nissan GT with super silver, I think that is it. Thanks again.

    #47764

    Anonymous

    No problem. In RM & Glasurit it requires a specialty toner to achieve the effect. The way it was explained to me was normally a metalic would reflect like a crumpled up piece of tin foil, this will reflect as it it were laying flat. BASF also has a special procedure for applying these colors, the prep work has to be extremely fine and a pre-coat of a transparent binder or something to fill in the scratches is required. Just a heads up, do a bit of research before applying this stuff.

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