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Thread: [question] substitute color for TS-54 Light Metallic Blue

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    [question] substitute color for TS-54 Light Metallic Blue

    Hi
    I'm building a Tamiya Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000 Team Original-Teile
    the one with the exploded hood cover design

    the bumper color specifies TS-54, but i can't find any store that stock that color.... (and i bought a TS-53 by mistake.. remembering the wrong code :P )

    so what other color is a good substitute for it please? I'm thinking TS-50 Mica Blue, would that be okay?

    also what other color is a good substitute for AS-20 for the car's body? it's not as important as the car is mostly covered by decals anyway... but still want a good match. a hobby shop suggested Pearl White TS-45, what do u guys think?

    thanks a million!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodstock827
    Hi
    I'm building a Tamiya Mercedes CLK-DTM 2000 Team Original-Teile
    the one with the exploded hood cover design

    the bumper color specifies TS-54, but i can't find any store that stock that color.... (and i bought a TS-53 by mistake.. remembering the wrong code :P )

    so what other color is a good substitute for it please? I'm thinking TS-50 Mica Blue, would that be okay?

    also what other color is a good substitute for AS-20 for the car's body? it's not as important as the car is mostly covered by decals anyway... but still want a good match. a hobby shop suggested Pearl White TS-45, what do u guys think?

    thanks a million!
    Don't use pearl white, use TS 26 Pure White...and the closest blue to TS 54 is Mica Blue...but it's going to be darker and more blue.

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    This used to be called "TS Alpine blue" a special for the Alpine kits ...

    http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog...aintcharts.php

    Might be worth checking if your store has it instead.
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    Thanks. the AS20 seems to have a greyish shade to it, wouldn't pure white be too white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodstock827
    Thanks. the AS20 seems to have a greyish shade to it, wouldn't pure white be too white?
    The car definitely isn't pearl white, just spray TS 26 over gray primer.

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