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Vintage Mercury White Paint? 2 months 3 weeks ago #140371

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I have to repaint a vintage Mercury outboard white. There are a zillion shades of white out there. Is there a "right" white for these engines? Thanks

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Vintage Mercury White Paint? 2 months 3 weeks ago #140372

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I ripped this off another site.
www.sandeace.com/waali/WaaliMotors.html
The original color of these five Merc motors was the soft Cloud White. This is available in a spray can from Grubbs (now East Coast Marine) but I decided to use advice given on John's Old Merc Forum and use Ford Wimbledon White. It was a perfect match and was available at about 1/3 the price at Walmart which is important since I have five of these dang motors!
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Vintage Mercury White Paint? 2 months 3 weeks ago #140378

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You're the man, Cal! Ford Wimbledon White it will be. Now...any idea where I can get the decals? I know nothing about outboard motors, old or new.

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Vintage Mercury White Paint? 2 months 3 weeks ago #140379

Peter at North York Marine has a good selection. Bought some from him for my '63 Merc 850 about 10 years ago and the looked great.
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Bill, you beat me to the punch. I was going to say "not a clue" and that would have dropped right into Jan's lap for him to snipe me....if he was so inclined :whistle:

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Vintage Mercury White Paint? 2 months 3 weeks ago #140386

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Another option. I got my 1965 decals from here. www.johnsmcintoshvintagemercuryoutboard.com/Decals.html Looks like you will at least be able to find what you need. Also thanks for the original color question as I need to paint my control box.

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I also searched eBay for Vintage/Classic outboard motor paint. You can select the Mercury one and on the page you can select color from chart. Seller is from Ohio.

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