[Healeys] Modern Paint Source for Healey Blue

Ron Fine ronfineesq at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 8 16:56:39 MST 2019

I just wanted to add one more option.  I have seen a Ice Blue Metallic Healey in our club events and was told that the paint was an 2002 Aston Martin Islay Blue (code 1149).

Ron Fine

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Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:26 PM
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Subject: [Healeys] Modern Paint Source for Healey Blue

Here's one avenue to explore as a source for a modern paint formula that will match the shade and texture of the Healey Blue (Imperial Chemicals Ice Blue Metallic). 

When the Mercedes-Benz 190SL was produced at about the same time, they had a very similar -- if not identical -- color available. I've seen some restorations and they looked spot on to the Healey color.

So, you might talk to your paint shop and if they shoot BASF paint -- what the MB Classic Center uses for its restorations -- ask them to shoot a sample of the Mercedes-Benz Light Blue Metallic (DB353) color that they have in their BASF paint formula files for Mercedes-Benz restorations. 

Let us know if you pursue that avenue and what the result is.

Gary Anderson

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