Hoping that somebody knows the answer to this one ( or knows where I can find it )
I have a 'barn find' 4CV, with 23000 miles up and not used on road since '69. Am currently "unstoring" it , as restoration would change Reg to something he ain't - perfectly polished, 2 Pack coated museum piece
The paint has seen better days, but much of it will be amenable to cutting back and touching up, although there are a couple of bits where I'll have to go through to the metal. Would rather do it this way than strip it all back if possible, as goal is to stay as close to original appearance as possible ( some hidden mods underneath ). My body guru sez that acrylic paint is quite forgiving and that he should be able to blend bits in if able to use acrylic, while paying attention to exact level of sheen/gloss attained.
The ability to do this all depends upon the compatibility between the new bits on top and the under layers and the ability to stop it all bleeding through once activated by the thinners etc .
Does anybody out there know what type of paints were used for the 4CV when made /assembled in Heidelberg in 1960? This would give us a valuable starting point in plotting the campaign. My body guru is a 240Z specialist whom I have lured over to the light, so knows mostly of Japanese techniques and chemistry of the 60s and 70s.
Car is that light green that was relatively common with the 4CV. Not planning colour change obviously ( pity, as I hate the colour . Just have to hope that it grows on me, even if it is an appropriate colour for a frog )
Would be grateful for any advice