I'm going to paint a 60mm refractor OTA blue as a guidescope for my 2080. Does anyone know of a paint color that will match the 2080?
Meade blue paint color
Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:37 PM
Augustus -this was posted on CN back a bit.
A member posted ,"I read somewhere that this comes really close - KRYLON HIGH GLOSS FAST DRYING SPRAY: REGAL BLUE, COLOR #1909. Hope it helps"
I had not seen the color or compared it to whats on my own LX-3, just hearsay.
Others have suggested going to Lowe's or Home depot and have them match it ,or Automotive paint supply store and have em mix it up in a rattle-can.
Good luck with that project!
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:06 PM
Lookie here, Augustus...
I had to repaint some areas, after some modification, and I used this...
It was an absolutely perfect match, for mine...
Now, that image was taken with the camera's flash enabled, therefore it's brighter.
Now, I know that mine is not a Meade, rather a semi-vintage Tanzutsu instead, but it is the shade of darker blue used in the telescope-making industry.
This version looks to be slightly lighter...
I would get both, and test-spray both on a piece of card or other, let dry, then hold them up to the Meade's tube, and pick the one that's closest.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:49 PM
I tried both the royal and regal blues but found a closer match with the dupli-color perfect match brand under the ford section a closer match, but i dont have the code or shade.
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