Brienz Blue paint formula

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Brienz Blue paint formula

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Just wondering if anyone has an accurate paint formula for Brienz Blue? I already have a Glasurit formula from their online app. and PPG Australia created a formula for me from a colour card, but unfortunately neither are a match to the original colour. Given all the variables of screens, sunlight levels etc, they are a much brighter blue, and Brienz (on the left) looks green against them:
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The one on the left looks more accurate. I'd trust the Glasurit formula.

If it's for a full respray then you're OK.

But if your doing some repairs and need to match the existing paint, then I'd say that your car is not Brienz Blue. You'll have to get the existing paint matched.
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When I needed to get my paint matched I took off the flap for the fuel filler and the guy that did the spraying took it to his paint supplier. They scanned it and matched it perfectly (not Brienz Blue though).
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The blue on the left definitely looks more familiar. It seems to have bigger reflective particles in it too. Pearls, metal flakes or whatever! A polish might bring out the differences a bit more so you can get it spot on.
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Thank you all for the feedback. To clarify, the mirror on the left is my existing colour (it was resprayed in the 1980’s but is very close to the original colour), and the door is PPG’s newly formulated Brienz. We’ve done spectrophotometer scans of the car but they’re only as good as the database you’ve using and there was no close match. The next step will be to modify a contemporary colour.
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Just to shed light on color matching. The tints used in the 70’s may not be all the same as today. I had to switch to European verses United States in the 70’s because we in the states could not get the Reds and Yellows correct. Trying to make a shade or hew dead on. Does anyone know the factory Supplier of Jensen factory. RacerJoe. I am referring to the paint Supplier
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Joe Schiavone wrote:Just to shed light on color matching. The tints used in the 70’s may not be all the same as today. I had to switch to European verses United States in the 70’s because we in the states could not get the Reds and Yellows correct. Trying to make a shade or hew dead on. Does anyone know the factory Supplier of Jensen factory. RacerJoe. I am referring to the paint Supplier
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You could colour match with the origin of the colour, the Brienzersee (I'm assuming)
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I do remember driving past Lake Brienz and thinking yes, it is the same colour :-)
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zacmarshall wrote:I do remember driving past Lake Brienz and thinking yes, it is the same colour :-)
Yes, but I'm sure you'll agree that the blue of the Zurich lake is much nicer :D
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felixkk wrote:You could colour match with the origin of the colour, the Brienzersee (I'm assuming)
That's an interesting suggestion Felix although it looks closer to Reef Blue than Brienz. Alternatively, I could go local, and get a scan of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra during a blue-green algal bloom but I suspect it would be a dead ringer for Havana Brown!
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Dave 1141 wrote:
felixkk wrote:You could colour match with the origin of the colour, the Brienzersee (I'm assuming)
That's an interesting suggestion Felix although it looks closer to Reef Blue than Brienz. Alternatively, I could go local, and get a scan of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra during a blue-green algal bloom but I suspect it would be a dead ringer for Havana Brown!
That looks like a much nicer lake than you make it out to be- judging from the pictures. I had envisioned some murky waters. The name had me baffled, but after quick Wiki briefing I'm a bit wiser now... very interesting

PS there's another Brienz here in Switzerland. The mountain village is sliding down the slope of the mountain at rate of about 1 meter per year (!). People are still living there... :shock: They say that there is plenty of time to warn the people to evacuate their homes, but I'm not sure that I'd feel comfortable living there. You can probably guess what the real estate values are in that village. But that would be Brienz's Blues, a shade probably closer to black...
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