Try a large autobody supply store. In many cases they will have
the formulation for insudtrial colors as well as automotive ones.
Unless you are experenced with a spray gun and have a booth, you
might want to consider contacting a autobody shop to see what
they would charge to shoot the boxes.
Unka' George [George McDuffee]
He that will not apply new remedies,
must expect new evils:
for Time is the greatest innovator: and
if Time, of course, alter things to the worse,
and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better,
what shall be the end?
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman.
Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).
I went to NAPA and talked to them. They said that this PPG Ditzler
paint is highly toxic and is not easy to find locally.
I think that what I will do is, take a part of this Snap-On cabinet
and go to Ace Hardware. They have a decent paint selection, so I will
buy a couple of spray cans with matching color and use that (after
degreasing, cleaning and wirebrushing).
If you are going to paint pretty much the whole thing why
not just use a color you like and is easy to get. I don't
see any advantage to matching the Snap-On color unless you
are doing touch up (shrug).
I like common colors that are easy to match and find. I use
a lot of gloss black and white :)
If you're painting the whole thing, I'd highly suggest just taking it to
an auto painting company and letting them do it. They will almost
certainly do a better job than you would do with spray cans, and they
would use the high quality automotive paints. If you figure your time
for preparing a suitable work area and then cleaning the mess up after
they are probably cheaper too.
Fluorescent safety orange...
The auto companies want to see the cabinet first. But it is heavy and
big, 60" tall and 36" wide. Hard to haul around.
I think that I will take a color photograph of it with me on the
photo, and try to see if they can give me a quote based on that.
Take it to a shop that caters to the autopainting trades. Have them shoot
it with their gun that will allow them to mix you paint that will match.
I needed some paint for my truck once, the guy came out and shot it. Said,
we can mix you OEM by formula but paint usually fades and this makes for a
"Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect
government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home
in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller