Paint For Lionel Train Restoration, 1/2 Pint Can For Sale
This is for one (1) new unopened 1/2 pint can of Collector Color Paint.
Please let us know which color you want.
Click above for 'Collector Color'Color Chart
Note: Actual colors do vary slightly from what is showndue to variations of monitors and/or printersA FEW WORDS ON COLOR MATCHING
In the “pre-war” years, Lionel used some thirty odd colors, of which five were green, four brown, three blue, three ivory; all sensitive to “fading.” Since the greatest color change occurs in the first three to five years after application, it is unlikely that any of these colors, except black, are available “factory fresh” for us to use as a reference today. The aging that occurs in paints is caused by several agents. First, there is an initial oxidization in the drying process which may take several months; second, are atmospheric contaminants which get into everything not in a sealed impermeable container; third and a guaranteed color fader, are ultra-violet rays that will change colors even in a shaded room; direct sunlight or sunlight is not required. With these things in mind, it should be obvious that deciding which shade is closest to the “original” is difficult. In most cases COLLECTOR COLOR uses the inside color, preferably a roof as a color chip for formulating colors. The pieces used are from original owners or other pieces we have assurance have not been repainted. Shifting the color tint for each sample that we see would make it impossible to ever “get it done.”
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