Paint Code or more description on a yellow Stinson
I have a yellow, Ceconite Stinson and was wondering if there is a special code. The orange yellow doesn't really match up right and I have some control surfaces I would like to paint with a PPG top coat. It should be the original yellow from 1948 roughly, recovered in the 80's. I think that was a more rare color.
Over time the pigment in paint fades so if you use the original color it wouldn't match anyway. That's assuming they got the color right when they repainted it. Any good paint retailer will have a scanner that can determine exactly the color you currently have but that only buys you automotive paint.
Base coat clear coat is designed for cars and is much thicker/heavier than aircraft coatings. The film thickness can impact things like flight control balance and create fludder. When applied to fabric it is less flexible so more prone to cracking. Depending on the covering process it can also react with some coatings and cause real issues like the release of everything applied to said fabric. The closest thing to aircraft paint you can buy is just some cheap old single stage enamel. Still wouldn't use it on top of any covering process that wasn't the same chemical makeup.
Just the metal parts, yup
I may try the j3 cub yellow, poly tone only has a few. That looked really close. Not sure thought