[Healeys] Fw: Paint code #'s for Healeys

Dick Matson medlabinc at msn.com
Tue Feb 28 20:00:50 MST 2012

I painted my first car - a Model A - with a fly sprayer.

Times have changed.

Dick Matson / Bj8
----- Original Message -----
From: Kent McLean<mailto:kentmclean at comcast.net>
To: healeys at autox.team.net<mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Paint code #'s for Healeys

Tadeusz Malkiewicz wrote:
> BRG is more tricky I guess, as there are so many shades of it...

Confession:  In the late '60s, I bought my first Healey, a 100/6.
It needed restoration by a 16 year old.  I did all the body work
(fiberglass and bondo) and painted it myself.  For a compressor
I used a little airless compressor about the size of a football
and a $10 sprayer. The paint?  Sears enamel. I mixed their off-
the-shelf black with some off-the-shelf green until I got a hue
I liked.  It made for a nice 10-footer.

I did the interior with black carpeting, black trim, and white!
Naugahyde seats. I was stylin'. :)

Kent McLean
'56 100 BN2

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