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Does anyone have the Dutch Blue paint code?

How do you purchase this paint. Does the paint manufacture carry the exact paint, or do you have to mix, and create the color?

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In my experience you go in with a paint code

http://www.veloceregister.net/pntcode.htm
(I couldn't find "Dutch Blue" on this list)

I would then look in one of the books on the counter that has paint chips and just verify the color FWIW cause it real hard looking at such a small chip.

IMO, I would use Sikkens paint as I think that's what Alfa used and it's real good paint. Dupont and PPG also make good paints.

This also may be of help
http://www.performancecoatings.dupont.com/bowstreet5/webengine/dpc/common/Controller/Action!_pageDispatcher/InnerModel!dpc/modules/Login/OuterModel!dpc/common/Controller/InnerAction!visitorAction

click on site map - (their web site suks so it looses the exact link) You want to find "Historical color library" and then click "Alfa Romeo". You can then hopefully find your color. It will bring up this page.

005966 Alfa Romeo 1993 1994 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005967 Alfa Romeo 1989 1990 1991 1992... ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005968 Alfa Romeo 1981 1982 1983 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005971 Alfa Romeo 1988 1989 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005972 Alfa Romeo 1986 1987 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005973 Alfa Romeo 1985 1986 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005974 Alfa Romeo 1984 1985 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005988 Alfa Romeo 1979 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005989 Alfa Romeo 1979 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005991 Alfa Romeo 1975 1976 1977 1978... ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005992 Alfa Romeo 1973 1974 1975 1976... ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005995 Alfa Romeo 1976 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005996 Alfa Romeo 1976 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005997 Alfa Romeo 1976 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
005998 Alfa Romeo 1976 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
006018 Alfa Romeo 1972 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
006019 Alfa Romeo 2001 2002 2003 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
006024 Alfa Romeo 1968 1969 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
006025 Alfa Romeo 1968 1969 ALF_ROM 1968-1994
 

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good question...i'm looking for some too (although i won't paint for a long time yet as my project is not even close to being as far along as yours)

hopefully we can find the proper paint
 

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Dutch Blue is AR-343 Blu Olandese (also called Navy Blue in '71) and can be mixed by paint shops using Ditzler/PPG code #13939 and DuPont code #8738.
 

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OK, I did everything described here (three times over) and I'm still stuck.
I had a Dutch Blue '77 Alfetta GT and I want one re-done in that colour. I remember the look of the colour, the name on the boot sticker AND I wrote to Alfa and they confirmed the colour. Only problem: neither of these fit the "official" Dutch Blue or AR343 that I found here and everywhere, and is very dark. Mine was just like the attached pictures (which are titled Olande Blue or Dutch Blue as well). It is a darker-than-medium hue. It's NOT Azurro Metallic, Pervinca Blue, Le Mans Blue or Navy Blue.
I even had AR343 mixed as Dupont 8738 and yes, it's almost black. NOT what I'm looking for.
I like Italian record-keeping as much as everybody, but come on, this is ridicolous. How can I find the correct recipe for the Dutch Blue used on '77-'78 Alfetta GT and GTV?
 

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The paint formulations changed over time and sometimes the same colours with the same numbers changed a little bit - Italian Marketing vs Italian Bureaucracy vs Italian record keeping.....

To my eye your pictures look more like the old Blu Inverno or Winter Blue than Blu Olandese. It was a short lived colour '57 & '58, but Alfa had a habit of resurrecting old colours with new names.

AR 308 Blu Inverno was a darker-than-medium hue but not as dark as Blu Olandese, my one '57 Sprint was this colour. I liked it so much I painted my '28 Austin 7 supercharged single seater in it. Rustoleum's Navy Blue in aerosol is an near perfect match.

Here are 2 Blu Inverno Sprints, the first is the '58 Sprint Veloce Confortevole raced at Nurburgring in early '58 by Denise McLuggage, the second is the Jay Maveety's '57 Sprint (Ex Michael Payne)

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Yeah, the single-seater is a pretty close match.
Meanwhile I came to the conclusion that either Alfa used a different name for colours on different markets, or (perhaps more likely) Luigi just grabbed whatever blue he could find on the shelves, painted the car and stuck the "343 Blue Ollandese" label on it. Therefore I should forget Alfa's official records, forget Blu Ollandese and pick a blue that was likely available in '77.
Skipper Blue is far too purplish.
Pervinca Blue is too light and just not right.
I'm leaning towards AR312 Blue Medio or AR324 Blue Cobalt Medio (pics from here on the BB):
 

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I can send you a sample of the blue on my single seater

Blu Medio is a medium blue as the name says

Blu Cobalto / Cobalt blue is quite dark

Have sent you a PM

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Blu Olandese

Hi Just came across your thread!

The Blu Olandese GTV reg OVB31S is mine.

Not when that photo was taken sadly, it had been left to deteriorate in a leaky barn for years and looked like the attached photos when I bought it and the second one after a wash, and a lot of time recommissioning, it is a very dark blue its true, it had been resprayed before and had too much magenta in it, that is the paint in the photos.

It has just been resprayed and comes back tomorrow!

I havn't seen it in its new coat of AR343 but ill post photos when it arrives.

Cheers

Graham
 

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