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Paint Codes
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The popular page of all known arcade machine paint codes.
Paint Code page found HERE
Ben Woodson - 8/4/2005 11:12:06 PM
Brian: I am looking at investing in a spray gun to paint my Donkey Kong cabinet. From what I've learned on this site and elsewhere, it appears most early-mid 80s cabinets used semi gloss enamel. The nozzles on the spray guns I'm looking at have varying sizes. I was curious what the specs are for the gun you use and if you had any recommendations regarding painting for a beginner like myself? Thanks!
Brian Jones - 8/5/2005 8:54:59 AM
In the restoration section of the site I have a page called Painting 101, give that a read first.. as for the nozzles, you need a normal standard duty gun.. the nozzle isn't very important as you're not spraying laquers or otherwise finely atomized paints.
Chris G - 8/12/2005 12:04:51 AM
Brian: Thanks for archiving these paint codes! You state at the top of the page that the codes are all for quarts, but when I tried to have some of the "Moon Patrol" colors you list made up at my local Home Depot, there was too much dye to fit in the cans. The poor paint guy had to hit the "abort" button as the paint started pouring over the top and onto the floor. Are these actually codes for gallons?
Brian Jones - 8/14/2005 5:19:05 PM
Chris, unfortunately you're right.. those moon patrol codes are for gallons, my mistake not marking them properly.. i'll fix it soon.
Stacy F. - 8/28/2005 5:12:02 PM
Brian: I am looking to build a reproduction full size PONG arcade unit. I have an original Pong home system with a cracked and broken case, but otherwise works fine. I'm "pretty" sure I can get the dimensions from old pics and from your site using a light projector to get the overall size and shape. I would like to use the original yellow to paint it. I didn't see that color on your paint code list. If you have it I would certainly appreciate it. And any other ideas you may have on building a PONG cabinet from scratch. Thanks!
Brian Jones - 8/28/2005 7:21:58 PM
Hi.. there's no paint code for the Pong because there's no paint :) The yellow is actually formica!
John VV - 8/28/2005 7:24:34 PM
Question on Joust paint: I am in the process of restoring a Joust. I have found the Valspar 'Flourite' you list as the cream color (color of lance, feathers, head, etc.) at Lowe's. On the paint chip and the custom mix, it appears as much more of a light yellow than the cream/ivory color I've seen in pictures. Can you confirm the the name of the Valspar color? Or that it looks more 'yellow' in person than ivory? Thanks.
Brian Jones - 8/28/2005 9:23:21 PM
I found it pretty close myself. Of course no code is absolutely perfect as they all aged differently.. some yellowed, some faded etc.. it really is a guessing game. But Flourite is a good start.
Jay Kay - 3/22/2008 12:10:36 AM
Your Website is amazing. I need to paint my track and field. You listed the blue color code, what white paint did you use. Your white on your cabinet really pops and I what mine to look like that! Thanks
Brian - 3/22/2008 10:01:46 PM
For white and black I always use Rust Oleum satin in quart cans in a spray gun.. the black is a true deep black and the white is a nice brilliant white.. can't beat them.

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