Optimus 111 color match

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    I have a Optimus 111 roarer that has embossed case. Pretty nice shape except the bottom exterior of the case is badly scratched. Would like to sand, prime and paint with rattle can. The stove is lite green from the late 50's or early 60's and not the blue. Anyone have a color match. Thanks.
     
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    The blue match was Ford Cosmos if.memory serves. Not sure on the green.

    If it was mine I'd just treat the rust, clean and seal. On the base it'll quickly get damaged again if a user.
     
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    Yes Sims, the Cosmos Blue (Ford) is a good match for the Optimus blue. With all the auto rattle cans out there a correct green must be lurking.
     
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    Hi Brian, I have a green 111 that needed a major refurb. The rattle can colour I chose
    as a match is Ford, Green Jade, metallic. I also drilled & fitted 4 mirror screw caps to the base, No more scratches. I do hope this is some help. Optimust.

    PS. I posted pics & details in the 111 ownership survey, these may help also.
    My very BEST regards. Optimust.
     
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    The closest I have found is the dupi color engine enamel meadow green or detriot green. 2019-03-04 13.36.44.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Been searching for the paint with no luck. Do you have a year and model Ford. It will sure help if you do. If not any information off the can or bottle will help. Thanksm Brian.
     
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    Hi I like you idea of 4 mirror screw caps but I can't find any, can you show me what they look like?
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    I love that color, one of my next stove will be that color.
    Thank
     
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    The prior post was meant for optimus. Sorry for my lousy post, possible color match through me off balance. Hard to track car colors without year, make and model/ Thanks.
     
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    I have a can of Ford Bieu color, Do you wanna see it?
     
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    Hi Brian, Optimust again. At present we are at our static caravan until Saturday next. On return home I will enquire @ the Auto shop & get all info on the paint colour & models Ford use it on, some pics of the mirror screws too. Best to you. Optimust.
     
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    Some time ago on a fly fishing trip I reversed my Mondeo estate into a snow drift that hid a low brick wall. I got a couple of custom tins made of Ford Avalon blue paint to refinish the bumper repair and I used the left over paint to refinish the Optimus 111 that I use on fishing trips.

    Here is the Fishmobile and the stove.

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    It's nowhere near the original Optimus blue, but IMHO it is a suitable subtle shade for a stove, more of a grey than a true blue.
     
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    Thanks Optimust, very much appreciated. Enjoy your vacation. Brian.
     
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    Hi Brian, Optimust here. I enquired @ the Auto shop & the green paint I used on my stove case is made in the UK for the Ford cars made here. It is a perfect match to the Optimus original colour. I photographed the mirror screws I used to make the feet and I hope I can load the images here.
     

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    Thanks Optimust
    Not much chance getting a Brit spray can in the states but I have been looking. Found a 1977 Ford F100 pick-up color light Jade. Seems to be a match. Take a look a "AutoPaintScratch.Com" and see what you think. This may be the same paint code used in the UK. bRIAN.
     
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    Hi Brian. I Looked @ the Web site you suggested & found light jade metallic 7m
    To be the nearest match to the Optimus original colour. I hope this is of some help. I wish you all success in your endeavors. My best regards. Optimust.
     
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    Thanks for the help. The lite Jade color was also used on other Ford products such as the Thunderbird. Is this color close to yours? Hard to tell off the computer. I will buy the pen to check the match. Thanks again, Brian.