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Restoring my '73 to its original turkis (code 065). Read some great posts about challenges matching other colors, but I'm wondering if anyone has had specific experience getting as close as possible to factory turkis. I've seen a number of turkis photos, with seemingly noticeable variation in the color. Side note -- some of the original paint was left exposed by earlier paint job -- I could have it color matched, though that paint is now 40 years old and may not now, itself, be very close to what rolled of the ship. Suggestions? Thanks.

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Find some paint that hasn't seen the light of day since new (like under the carpet or under the fusebox or under the dash) and color match that, if it hasn't faded or been exposed to alot of moisture then it should be just as it was originally.

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I agree with the post about trying to find a paint area that has not been exposed. As the owner of a turkis car, I agree that photos don't really work for this color. That's because the color literally changes based on the lighting. It's funny, about 1/2 of the people who see my car say it's green, and the other 1/2 say blue. Again, it depends on the light.

When I had my car repainted, I just used the BMW code you mentioned, and I used Glasurit paint. I have an original turkis car, but it had been repainted poorly once before, and I did not really trust that paintjob as a color match.

HTH

Andy74tii

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Metallic colors are difficult to have matched. I have done a couple and in addition to the color they sometime use the wrong size or orientation on the metallic. Sometimes after painting a panel and it was a little off I would go back to the paint store and have them adjust the color. When I paint my Ceylon car I will get Glasurit paint even though that is going to be a pain since there is no dealer around here. I have seen many variations of the same stock colors at car show and some were not good. I used PPG Concept single stage on my sons Malaga car and it was dead on to the original color. I had some Ceylon mixed in Centari a few years ago and it wasn't anywhere close. My Ceylon car has at least 5 variations on Ceylon on it now and the is why I would just get Glasurit.

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Find some paint that hasn't seen the light of day since new (like under the carpet or under the fusebox or under the dash) and color match that, if it hasn't faded or been exposed to alot of moisture then it should be just as it was originally.

This can also give problems. When I had my Touring refurb'd in the 80s, (and there was no colour sticker under the hood), I had the nearest match to the underdash paint. The car was then painted Jadegrün. Only years later did I find out the car was originally Amazonasgrün.

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It's funny, about 1/2 of the people who see my car say it's green, and the other 1/2 say blue. Again, it depends on the light.

Andy74tii

It's called Hazel

Even if you get as close to original paint to use as a color reference and define it with a photo spectrometer as a L.a.b color space, it may differ visually from car to car. Find a shop you feel comfortable with and will use the paint you decide on and spray it, live with it. Have some draw downs done on some sheet metal. It will cost, but if the "original hue" is that important for your life with the car, it is a small cost.

When I have nothing else to occupy my worries I look at some of the original paint and compare it. It looks close but then sometimes the 10 year old new paint looks more green, then I squint and shift weight and it looks more blue. Then I look at pictures of other Turkis cars and the same car does the same thing in their pictures.

If I were to use an adjective: Mysterious comes to mind.

If I were to do it again I might put a 3.5% tint base screen of paisleys behind it.

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