Customs: Matticus Prime's Thread of color code's

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  1. MATTICUS PRIME

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    I decided to start this thread based on a question on Bumblebee's actual color in the movie. The Standard GM color for BB would indeed be Rally Yellow. However, In the movie He is slightly more orange. Its naturally a Custom.
    Digging around on line for about a half hour I got the color "Sunrise Orange" and it brought up the Paint company Valspar. Checked their auto refinishing page and got nothing. Reminded myself that House of Kolor was a subsidary of Valspar and BINGO!
    Shimrin Kandy Basecoats
    HOK PBC30 Sunrise Orange! White basecoat 3coats of orange pearl and clear! Hope this helps!

    I will update from time to time with new info.
     
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    Niiiice. That expains why my custom tftm ccbb came out so close to the diecast car I've got. I used insignia yellow from testors with creatixe sunrise yellow mixed with a bit of pearl gold for the pearlesant look. Worked beautifuly. Now I want to redo it to get rid of the imperfections, so maybe I'll try to get my hands on some of this stuff. Nicely done matticus, nicely done indeed. Now I just need to find the final flame desing for the to of the hood and roof of primes alt mode.
     
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    I got another color code by doing another round of digging online, this time for Sideswipe. The code actually has several name's that go along with it.

    17U:

    Blade silver metallic
    Silver blade metallic
    Switchblade silver metallic
    (I found this sort of ironic.)

    Anyhow, I dont think this color is available at dealerships as my computer at work lists this as a "rim" color. None the less it IS the silver for Sideswipe.

    GM actually lists their color codes in the trunk on the underside of the tire cover. It is a 2 digit # followed by a "U"
    There is also a "WA" "series of #'s listed at the bottom of the same sticker.

    *Please be advised that if the car was ever in a serious rear end collision chances are the tire cover has been replaced and thus it doesn't work.
    Also for GM suv's the sticker is in the glove box.
     
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    Sideways & Deadend's color code's are

    the silver is: LY7W
    the black is: Lo41
     

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